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Re: DVD 75 Recorder
You may be seeing the results of what the laser has to do about midway through a movie, and that is the laser coming to the end of a disc, then re-focusing onto the second layer of the disc which takes a second, in order to "backtrack" the disc and complete the show. Normal on all sets, and is the nature of the beast. Some higher end players don't do this as obviously due to larger "buffer" memory to help "smooth" over any delays in pix and sound...accordianman
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turn off and, unplug your DVD recorder remove the six screws holding on the top tilt the back of the top up disengage the front of the top and set it aside look for a small laser tag this will point to a 1/4 inch glass lense this is the laser taking rubbing alcohol on a q-tip gently clean the lense with a twirling circular motion
Three suggestions: 1) take it apart and clean the laser and the spindle 'hub' that the DVD rests on OR 2) get a 'cleaner' disk that will 'whisk' any dust from the laser diode. OR as a final suggestion 3) replace the DVD recorder with another. Plain old EIDE parallel interface units fit fine. This is a very friendly machine in that it will accept PC compatible hard disks and DVDR drives. tom
hi most of the time a cleaning disk or canned air is not enough but you can tray it, you have to open your dvd player and clean you laser lens whit a cotton swabs and alcohol do not use peroxide. Do it slowly and be careful bye and good chance.
I have had this on a number of other players. First try the disks in question on another DVD player after giving them a thorough clean. If they work there then you know the problem is not with the disks.
After that (assuming the RH299 is actually working in every other respect e.g. on HDD), run a laser cleaning DVD/CD in the machine to clean the laser lens. If your machine is out of warranty then you can try opening it and cleaning the laser lens with rectified spirits/pure alcohol. Then try the disks again. If they still don't play, then it's off to a local electronics expert to see if realigning or replacing the laser and transport mechanism is economically viable, or buy a new machine.
sounds like theres an obstuction with the slider rail. This is the small metal bar that the laser assy rides on. Also check the drive system. It could be a gear to gear system or a belt to gear system. There could be also a cable blocking the laser from tracking. This is a hard call without seeing the unit But you have to remeber to unplug the unit before taking odff the top. Good Luck