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I have an Insignia DVD Recorder/Player. I have taped many movies, programs, etc on DVD-R and DVD-RW and finalized them. They work fine. But recently on other DVDs that I have finished taping on them the recorder/player is now making a grinding sound where I can't record, play for finalize any of these unfinished DVDs. I am beside myself thinking I now have invested time and money for tapings that I truly wanted only to know that I can't finalize so to play on any other recorder...it just doesn't allow me to play these. Please help.

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Http://www.retrevo.com/support/Insignia-IS-DVD100121-DVD-Players-manual/id/8223bh539/t/2/
Above is a user manual.
Whenever we have any "Grinding" noises it is never good. Most often it is caused by the "Motor Bearing" or "Run Out" either way, it is realistically, unfixable in the home, so to speak. With a unit as sophisticated as this, it needs to be attended to by a professional.
So, it is nearly always my professional opinion that one should always get a "Quote" from the manufacturers recommended service center, Insignia, in your case, please contact a local or head office and ask for a referral to an Authorised service center. I cannot stress how important that last point is. It is even worth the cost of shipping. You see an authorised service agent, will have trained staff, trained on their brand, also they have first hand access to parts, original parts. This will actually save you money and ensure you can actually get it back fixed. Of course asking for a "Quote" also gives on the option of repair or replace. Often my clients,do not go through with repair, unless it is moderate, but in some of the more costly jobs they see it, as do i, that a replacement, with a warranty, is a better option. As an aside here, one could then tear the TV down, and sell the Known Good bits. You'd be surprised who needs parts, i myself often must by from third party sources to effect a repair. So money could be recouped, somewhat,and help out someone else.
This should not be an expensive job, with a service manual and parts on hand, for a professional it is a job that should take about an hour or so, plus the cost of "Bits" which may run about $100.00- $125.00, or so. But as related get a "Quote" before proceeding with any repair.

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