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Philips DVDR 3380

Hi I have DVDR 3380 for fourteen months now. Had no problem till last week. It stopped playing recording all of a sudden. The message says UNKNOWN DISC type. I have tried evrything such as switching off the player from the mains. etc. Whats the solution on it? Do you think it can be repaired? please advise.

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Re: Philips DVDR 3380 - Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

The laser mechanism must be changed

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