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RE: Problem with SAMSUNG DVD-R135

This product worked fine for about 9 months. It will still play commerical DVDs but wil not read any DVD-R, even the ones in which I have previously recorded with the device. I contacted Samsung to see if they had a firmware update.....but of course they had no suggestions. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  • JC1318 Feb 17, 2008

    Thanks, I was able to take it apart and get to the laser.....cleaned it...and seems to be working a lot better. I will use Imation DVD-R from now on. I was sure it was a much bigger problem, so I didnt even think of cleaning the lens. Thanks for the help! -JC1318

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I can't get the machine to read any disc, simply want to watch a DVD movie and every one I try comes back with " The disc cannot be played, Please chaeck the disc."

  • rickgr Feb 08, 2009

    I was having the same problem (wouldn't read any DVDs), but the suggestion of turning the power off, waiting, turning the power back on worked for me. At least for now. Thanks a million!

  • ecodave50 Mar 24, 2009

    For awhile the player would reject the disk. After several attempts it would finally play. Now it rejects each time regardless of the number of trys.



    A "throw away" unit??

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Cleaning the lens fixed it for me. Take the cover off and look under the plastic guard. You'll see the lens at the center of a platform that moves back and forth.

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I have tried several brands of dvd-r's. Less than a handful work. I cleaned the lens which did not solve the problem, however, I stumbled upon a fix (sort of). I normally (as we all do) put in the dvd-r when the power is on and get the dreaded "the disc cannot be played" and then the machine spits out the disc. After cleaning, I had left the disc in and unplugged the machine just to look around in there some more, when I plugged it back in and powered on it worked!?!? So I tried it several more times... (1) put disc in, (2) turn power off BEFORE it can give you the error, (3) wait for spindown then power on. All those Frisbees work when I do this. All those discs I thought were coasters work using this method, go figure. Any thoughts?

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

  • zinko Apr 29, 2008

    sorry for double posting, please delete my guest duplicate, thx

  • zinko Apr 29, 2008

    Also, how can I edited my post once it is posted?

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I have tried several brands of dvd-r's. Less than a handful work. I cleaned the lens which did not solve the problem, however, I stumbled upon a fix (sort of). I normally (as we all do) put in the dvd-r when the power is on and get the dreaded "the disc cannot be played" and then the machine spits out the disc. After cleaning, I had left the disc in and unplugged the machine just to look around in there some more, when I plugged it back in and powered on it worked!?!? So I tried it several more times... (1) put disc in, (2) turn power off BEFORE it can give you the error, (3) wait for spindown then power on. All those discs I thought were coasters work using this method, go figure. Any thoughts?
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If I understand correctly It would play DVD-R just fine & then it was no longer able to read them. If this is the case, are you using the same brand of DVD-R discs? Some read better than others Try using Imation they seem to read in alomost anything. If you still have problems I would suggest opening the unit & cleaning the lens with a cotton swab lightly soaked with rubbing alcohol. Especially if it has been used in an enviroment wich is dusty or the unit has been smoked around. If it worked correctly in the first place I would assume a firmware update would not fix the problem. It is harder for the drive to read a burned disc than a pressed disc so that is why I recomend cleaning the lens. It has always worked for me.

If it still will not work then I would say that the laser pickup is failling, If thats the case in time it will no longer read retail DVD's

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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