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DVD won't recognize the disk message below

I just recently started to experience a problem with my unit. When I try to insert a DVD or a blank DVD I get a message : "UNKNOWN DISC PLEASE CHECK DISC AGAIN".
I have tried several DVDs several times with no success. I've had this unit for some time and had no previous problems with it. This just started recently.
What can I do?


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Re: DVD won't recognize the disk message below

Try running a DVD cleaner through it and see what happens. You can get one at Walmart for under $10. If that doesn't do the trick then take it to someone that can open it up to clean it.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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