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Corrupt discs If recording a program each week, after around 3 or 4 weeks halfway in to disc I get a message "bad disc please check!!!!" recording stops and unit goes into recover mode making disc unusable, small padlock is locked and can't be unlocked( Disc will still play in unit but not finalise) this has happened alot on DVD-R discs I was told it is because I take the disc in and out to many times so have tried  recording and saving on sky+ then recording them all in a continuous run leaving disc in the player this has been better, but still happens now and again, I then tried Panasonic type 2 RAM discs in a cartridge, still it happens. All disc are new and scratch/finger print free does it on cheap and top range discs. I also have a second machine that has just started to do this as well my local agent said the drive unit has gone down and needs to be changed.

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  • Gareth Walker Jan 23, 2008

    Will try then get back


  • Gareth Walker Jan 25, 2008

    Has now gone completely wont even play pre-recorded discs now.

    Think laser has gone.

    A new head is about £40

    Is it pos to change the laser head without expensive kit.

    ie: just swap it and hope for the best or does it need fine tuning?

  • Gareth Walker Dec 03, 2008

    I finally solved the problem stuck it in the bin and bought a new one thanks for the help but drive was a write off....

    Found the same model brand new in Currys Managers Clear out for £50 no leads no remote no instructions. (Still had all this stuff) bought as seen, had it 10 months now and no probs.



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I suggest changing media Use memoreX dvd-r and see if this helps this.

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