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Philips DVD Recorder

Hello, I have a Philips DVD Recorder that will not record. It goes through the motion of starting up and after a few seconds freezes. After pressing stop it takes a while till the machine will open the tray but it then says the Disk is empty. Any idea what is wrong and how much it may cost to repair.

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I may be a bit late but I just upgraded my firmware. I downloaded the zip file and burned it as per the instructions with Nero Burning Rom. This may help. Visit the Philips website and search for your Dvd recorder there.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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Sounds like the DVD writer is faulty. With it being an older model the cost of parts outweigh the value of the player.

You can buy a replacement DVDR3380 or DVD3480 cheaply at www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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