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Will not record disc-to-disc

After putting in both the recordable disc and the disc to be recorded, the display shows 'preparing' and will not continue. The machine then refuses to eject either disc unless you unplug it! I have had different messages displayed the most common being 'initialising'. I did leave the machine to it once thinking it would start recording- 8hours later it still had 'initialisng' on the display! When I first got this player it was very reliable, now though....please help!

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The first thing to try is cleaning the lenses,sounds obvious,but i think thats why its continuing to try :initialising: if that fails the lense that reads the disc or both likely need realigning most problems that acure whith any cdplayers ect are down to the lenses.

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