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Disc will not play or record message disc empty disk full

I keep getting a message that the disc if full when trying to record but when try to play the dvd it says it is empty. I have tried erasing the disc with no luck. I have tried other disc with no luck.

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Re: disc will not play or record message disc empty disk...

I ended up unplugging everything for a few min. and started it back again. After that it worked and I have not had any problems again with it. Maybe it needed resetting or something.
To begin with it would not play any kind of dvd, movie or anything nor would it record. I tried all kinds.

Thanks for you suggestions

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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Re: disc will not play or record message disc empty disk...

Did you try a dvd movie do they play if so buy a different brand of blank dvd this happened to me i use

dvdr= sony ok
retail plus ok wal-mart brand
imation ok
at&t nogood on the rca machine
dvdrw= dataware ok
imation ok
cdr =tdk ok

these are all the brands a know are working on rca machines!
but keep in mind you can buy the most expensive blanks and they may or may not work on different machines

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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