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Can't play DVD

Not only can't record onto DVD, now can't play DVD at all. Table comes out with "Can't play DVD" message.

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  • Zacary Jan 04, 2008

    Having exactly the same problem with my Sony RDR-GX210. Zacary

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    a lot of dvd don't play in my samsung dvd player

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I've had my samsung dvd-hr735 for over 12months, the problem of not playing some dvds has only just occurred within the last couple of weeks. some dvds play others do not. ???

  • PK123 Mar 26, 2008

    Having the exact same problem. Unit is 3 months over the 12 month warranty & has just stopped working. I had noticed that the problem started appearing with recorded disks but now it's everything. Strangely, I can play CD's in the unit (tried last night with a photo CD).

    Wiz, you say the laser is getting weak. Can this be repaired and/or is the cost significant?

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    I hace the same problem also! 15 months old and it won't play any DVD...

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    The Samsung 730 is 15 months old but never used to recodr DVD. Until now - but get message "This disc can neither be read nor recorded".


  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Same Problem as other.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. It won't play any disk I load in it, and it is only a few months old but they wont repair it. Not only that but I mainly bought it for the recording capability, but the clock doesn't even work properly and never has. For every 7 hours 38 minutes 43 seconds and a fraction 1 minute goes by on the internal clock. I have had nothing but problems with this total heap of ****.

  • hklbindi Nov 04, 2008

    havn't been able to use the dvd player all that much

    sometimes have seen it play but only once or twice

    can anyone help

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, and Samsung/Pixmainia refuses to do anything... sucks! ...they have offered to repair it for 120 Euro, a new machine cost 150 Euro - great! ....the HD recorder part works fine.



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Laser getting weak

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