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Re: not reading disc
Have you tried using a cleaning disk? Also, have you tried plugging it out for about 30 minutes and then plugging it back in? Does this happen on all DVDs - ones you bought at the store and ones you burned? How about blank DVDs? If both of my previous solutions don't work, and you're comfortable opening up the case, you can try cleaning the inside of the case and cleaning the lens of the disk drive with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip. If that doesn't work then you'll have to replace the drive inside the recorder. If you're not comfortable opening the case you should have it serviced, and if it's under warranty, you should of course go down that route and not open it up at all.
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Try other discs to see if its still working properly...most likely the recording on the disc is not burnt properly or there's something wrong with the disc, (ie, scratched or surface dirt etc) or the DVD player just can't read the disc...for example can it read the type of disc(does it read dvd+r or dvd-r, or both?--- if i remember rightly)..... I've had discs that have had bad recordings but can still be read if placed into tray a particular way around... randomly try different positions, also cleaning disc as you go...depending on how desperately you want it to read the disc...could also be bad disc batch... there could be many reasons...
Check and make sure the laser eye is clean and clear of dust and smudges. With player OFF, blow across laser eye. Try cleaning with soft dry Qtip. Otherwise you probably have a bad laser drive or bad drive ribbon cable.
Try checking the scan and pickup heads of the DVD with a DVD cleaning disk . If this does not help the optics or the decoder/encoder might be defective. In that case, you will need a qualified TV repair person to work on these units for you all.
SOME DVD PLAYERS ARE SET UP FOR USE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, TO READ ONLY THOSE DISC, IF YOU HAVE ONE FROM A FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, YOU MAY NEED TO SEE YOUR MANUAL FOR A CODE, TO READ DISC FROM USA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY.