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SAMSUNG SV-DVD440 Combo

When I insert a CD into the unit, it plays perfectly. When I insert a DVD instead, I get the following message: "This Disc cannot be played, Please check the disc". No matter how many different DVD discs I put in, I always get the same result. The DVD discs are in working order, because they play on my laptop computer.

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How old is the player, it sounds like the lazer has gone down if it reads cds and not dvds

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