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Won't Read blank disc!!

Error message reads "This disc can be neither played nor recorded. Please check the disc. [EC:0207]" I have the correct formatted disc and have tried various types of Dvds. I have also recorded on this unit successfully before. Problems have risen over the past two weeks and refuses to go away. Any suggestions? DVD Recorder HR753 worked perfectly for two months after I bought it in August 2007.  Now, using the same discs I used previous it rejects all new discs I try to use.  So, I can record onto the hard disc but not onto a DVD nor can I copy from hard disc to a DVD. Please note that my machine is DVD-HR753 which I cannot find in the drop down menu below.

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I my DVD-HR735 wont recognise any discs at times, and is getting worse. I've now discovered (out of frustration) that if I tip the front up to between 30-45 degrees, it will play all the discs it says were unreadable. I've started jamming three dvd boxes under the front of the machine when i want to play dvds. 

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Having the same issue also. I contacted Samsung regarding a replacement drive, and they quoted $200 just for the drive and $100 for labour!

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