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Not playing any discs.

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I am having problem with VR-330. its not playing at all. it displays check the disc message.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    yes ive been reading the reviews,i bought one a few months ago,and now i cant even read a single dvd disc,what a load of shit,1000s of people have had the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    not playing rented videos at all ver disapointed of your product

  • KimBoSox Feb 26, 2008

    Any disk I burn will play back until I remove it from the machine. On return, it will not play, whether I have finalized it or not.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    My DVD- VR330 won't load any DVDs

    After a few minutes, a message says the DVDs are no good.

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This model has a small cabinet exhaust fan that will draw in room air and dust, leading to a premature failure due to dust on the reading lens. A careful blowing over the lens assembly with canned air brought mine back to playing everything just fine.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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.then the problem with the cd player laser beam reading assembly and its associating blocks
2. i guess your cd player laser beam lens is too weak or dead.
3. There is possible to change the lens system with a new one
4.Contact service centre for further rectification

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