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Recording I am unable to record anything onto the mini dvd disks. The problem is that the Samsung will not "read" the discs that I have. I will put the disc in and wait while it tries to load it. After about 45 seconds of trying to read the disc it says, " No disc!"

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    Same problem with my disc.

  • Cheymos Dec 31, 2007

    Hey, I got a piece of advice to switch from the DVD -R to the DVD+RW. I havent gotten a disk to dry it yet but I was told by the Samsung tech. Try it out and let me know.

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Iam having the same problem anyone know why

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