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Dvd won't play

I have an Insignia DVD/VCR recorder combo. The VCR works fine. The DVD player/recorder door won't open. Whenever I turn on the unit, the DVD scans and gives the error message, "Unknown Disc. Check Disc Again." There is no disc in the DVD.

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Re: dvd won't play

Sounds like microprcessor board failure the best thing to do is get a new unit

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