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Faulty DVD recorder

The unit will not play any disks , It simply rejects the disc I am told that there might be a problem with this particular model, This is the second one we have had. The first one was exchanged after 9 months

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Re: Faulty DVD recorder

Yea this type of fault occurs due to malfunctioning of the ROM CHIP in your DVD recorder. I think you must replace its faulty circuit or get it RE-EPROM it

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Find the unit's spec sheets on INET.
Try cleaning with DVD cleaner disk.
Try unplugging the unit for a day.
Open box and clean the laser "eye", carefully.
Don't try recording AT&T movies, in fact don't connect it.


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Try using a DVD / CD cleaner disc in the unit - this might fix the problem - I had the same format error on a Toshiba unit using Sony and VBerbatim discs - once cleaned the unit worked fine

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The VR330 has several problems similar to this, and some can be "fixed" by unplugging the unit and let it set for anywhere form 5 mins to several days.
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Try Diffferent media's.
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The laser in 5101 could be defective or maybe just dirty.Try cleaning with a commercial cleaning disc,put a drop of rubbing alcohol on cleaning brushes.When this happens sometimes it will still be a usable disc but not always.Try putting in another dvd player or recorder or your PC if it plays dvds,the readers in PC are of a better quality and will often read discs that those cheap dvd readers can't.
R+ or R- discs need to finalized after recording RW+and RW- discs do not.It is always a good policy to finalze the second your recording is finished otherwise it may not play in other players or recorders.
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