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DVD will not load/format new disk

The DVD reader/writer works only when playing a disk. When a new disk is inserted it normaly takes a minute or so to load (probably also formating) then the disk is ready to record. Now when a new disk is inserted it says "load" for several minutes and then says the disk is bad. I opened the unit, then the disk player and cleaned the lense although I could see nothing on it. After re-assembly it worked the same, I beleive the disk unit needs to be replaced but cannot find a place to buy it. The only label says "loader B1.8z". I'd appreciate any help. Thanks, Russ My Samsung DVD-VR330 is not that old (1 1/2 years). Recently it won't load disks reliably. Most of the time it will show "Load" for a long time and then open the tray along with the message "This disk cannot be played." The disks are clean. I have tried new disks, and pre-recorded disks with the same result. Is something wore out, already?

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    having same crappy issue, newer movies wont even play in it, and every time i have ever tried to burn a dvd, it cant read it. says insert blank disc.

  • baz1945 May 15, 2008

    Having much the same problem among other things.Says "load" for ages then says disk cannot be played. Sometimes says "system error ..." and these are new DVD-rw disks (1x-16x)

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    I've been using DVD-R discs and just recently the unit won't recognize them. When I put a disc in it says it is loading for several minutes then a blue screen comes up say CAN'T READ DISC CHECK DISC. It does'nt matter if I'm trying to record or put in a disc that has been recorded. It will play pre-recorded discs but no others.

  • rsempasa Aug 07, 2008

    when trying to record on new dvd-rw, the recorder starts formatting the new dvd, then in middle of formating it sends an error message that an error has been recognized and it ejects the dvd

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I've had the same problem of the unit ejecting my blank DVD. However it was pointed out that the DVD's I'd bought were DVD+RW - I didn't know there were different types so I'm going to buy some DVD-RW but I'm worried having read your comments that it still won't work!!

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I have got exactly the same problem. Thought I had found some discs that worked as the first one formatted, since then all have come up with that crappy error protection message. Samsung really should sort this out.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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