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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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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    I have a similar problem with this recorder. The Hard Disc works but trying to record from the Hard Drive to a -R Blank Disc is very tricky. It depends on the Manufacturer of the blank disc. It will record on Memorex DVD-R BUT if I try to use a Philips DVD-R Disc it tells me that the Disc can neither be read or recorded. I do not understand that some manufacturers DVD-R blank discs will work and others will not.

    Peter Hardcastle

  • lewy351 Feb 12, 2008

    mine wont read any discs at all

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    Error message reads "This disc can be neither played nor recorded. Please check the disc.

  • kartellcomm Feb 28, 2008

    Facing a similar problem. Samsung Model DVD-HR753. Manual says that this model can record on DVD-RW and DVD-R. But the recorder does not accept either of the format and the blank media is ejected after a few seconds. Used SONY DVD-R DVD-RW discs. Any suggestions to get over this problem.

    Suresh (

  • AshLew May 15, 2008

    Exactly the same problem i'm having. Can you just buy a replacement DVD writer and swap them out and if so where can you get one from.

  • AshLew May 15, 2008

    OK. Took the unit apart and thought i'd have a look at the laser lens on the DVD unit. Used a cotton bud on the lens and put it back together and now its working fine. No idea how long it will last though!

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Won't play any disc. After the disc is been insirted, error message reads: "This disc can be neither played nor recorded" then the tray opens again.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    Won`t recognise any discs to record or play (accept a few commercial ones)

  • jackpot69 Jul 16, 2008

    i have the same problem also. ive hd the drive changed by samsung and it only lasted about 2 months before the same problem occured again

  • donbruce307 Nov 17, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem described by others. Not fixed it yet.

  • droyouchi Mar 07, 2009

    My problem is exactly the same: it does not play any original dvd.



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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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