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Unknown disc error

Hi, can you tell me why my hard drive recorder is coming up with the "unknown disc error" everytime i load a dvd movie into it to watch. I have tried numerous movies and none of them work at all. I have checked the region code but still no help. My HD recorder is an LG model RH2T80. This would be greatly appreciated if you can help me with this. thanks.

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  • eveline2211 May 28, 2008

    I have the same model and the same problem. It won't play any bought or hired disc (although it used to), it will only play discs/dvds I've recorded myself (from the HDD).
    This shows that it's not the lens!



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Either the lens of the DVD drive has got dirty, or the drive itself is faulty. Try cleaning the lens with a lens cleaning disk, if this does not work, return it for replacement (If it is still under warranty), or take it to a repair shop to have the DVD drive replaced.

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Solution: DVB-T RH2T80 will not read dvd because of a errant signal from a handheld video camera (HHVC) that was incorrectly disconnected from the dvd unit. Do the following methodically: reconnect HHVC to AC power then connect the video transfer cable...then power up the HHVC and play a disc . Now , at any point, methodically stop the disc,powerdown the HHVC and remove the video cable. This is how I regained control of the dvd player after a week of no access. In addition I immediately managed to recreate the conditions that produced the message "unrecognized disc". I then repeated the above process to regain control once again of the dvd player function. There is no reason to bin the recorder or replace the dvd unit. So invest a few minutes and save yourselves the dollars.

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