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DMR E55-P will not read DVD-R

Hi... My DMR E55 will play all commercial disc including CD-R. But it will not read DVD-R so it will not go into record mode. I tried to updatate it with firmware but still it cannot read a DVD-R disc.Please help me. Thanks.

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  • benyto Mar 03, 2008

    Hello Palmbeach,



    Thanks for your response. I did not try it on a DVD-Ram disc, since all finalized recorded materials will be on a DVD-R format.

    the recording problem started gradually,it will record on any brand of DVD-R blank disc before until it became selective and will read only HP,TDK,Sony and imation blank disc.But recently it will accept an HP disc only and sometimes not,I have to switch off first the power and power it on again,the unit will go on selfcheck and can now read the disc This go on for about a few weeks until finally will not read all DVD-R disc,even his own previous recordings,playable on other units. It will load the DVD-R disc and display "READING.Then "CANNOT READ" Check the disc.Even if I switch it OFF and ON again, the problem is still the same, CANNOT READ THE BLANK DISC. Also it will not go into selfcheck mode anymore. I have clean the lense I believed you have incountered a problem like this and was able to fix it.

    I am a technician like you and will be very happy to hear a solution on this particular problem. thanks a million in advance..






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    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    A few questions



    1) Have you tried using DVD-RAM discs?



    2) The DVD-R you are trying to use, is it a blank disc?



    3) Have you successfully used discs from the same pack before?



    4) What exactly happens when you put a DVD-R in the unit?



    5) What does the display do?

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Hi Benyto

Thank you for the information. Sorry that you are having such problems.

Nearly all the problems on ths DMR E55 are due to a faulty power board. The greatest load on the power supply is when the unit first reads discs and also when finalizing. Sometimes the unit cannot read discs and sometimes it continuously self checks.

Try replacing IC001 on the power board. This is a 5 pin regulator #STRG6353. This component gets very hot and the heatsink is poor. When I replace these, I use a larger heatsink and some heatsink paste which helps to prolong the life of the component. If you look at the regulator, you will see by the colour of the circuit board that it gets very hot. It fails after two or three years in all DMR E55s.

Be careful when you take the old regulator out because the print can lift away from the circuit board.

I have posted full instructions on how to replace the STRG6353 >HERE<

Hope this helps

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Try velocity dvd-r they should work just fine........

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