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My ilo dvd recorder used to work fine. it still plays dvd's but when i try to record it will not read the dvd r or dvd rw disks. the display shows unknown disk. i have bought several differnet brands of dvd r,rw but none of them can be used. please help. thank you!

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  • msquetea Dec 02, 2008

    I have tried both -RW and +RW. My recorder did record on both up till a week ago now it will not open or read the new disks or the recorded ones.


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Are you sure these disks are DVD+R and+RW.
Could be as simple as a dirty or dusty lens on the laser, especially if there are smokers in the house

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