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New Unit- Plays VHS - Records VHS - Plays C.D's - but ... ALL DVD's say

NO READ, even when I insert a cleaning disc. I am at the end of my rope, Panasonic's support is awful. Thank you.

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Re: New Unit- Plays VHS - Records VHS - Plays C.D's - but...

How old is your player?, has it ever played DVD's ?.
Try and avoid cleaning disc's.

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