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Dvd recorder grunting, not recording

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My dvd recorder is grunting more now. It has moments when it will not play a dvd and other times when it will play a dvd. It also started this thing where it will states that is has recorded a show, but when I go back to finalize the disc, there are no titles recorded. Is there a way to clean the dvd recorder to make it work? Thanks!
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May be mechanical failure in the sled area. The cause may be dirt or warn parts.

Difficult to really comment properly on this one...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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