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I have the panasonic DVR-255. after about 20 months of recording on DVD-R discs it reads some un-finalized discs as unreadable, won't finalized some discs that have just been recorded (displays "can't repair disc"), when inserted some discs reads "no disc". i have tried the memorex cd/dvd "opticisc" laser lens cleaner and i have also tried unplugging unit to reset (sometimes works) and of course cleaned the discs. what is the problem? is this unit shot already?

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With use, the laser tends to weaken. It is possible that it has reached the end of its lifespan. It is also possible that with use, the tracking alignment has drifted off specs.

You can call Panasonic to find out where their service rep is located for you to have a quotation for repair. If it is only tracking alignment that needs to be re-set up, the repair cost would be an hour or two for the work done. If the laser is defective, then the repair will be fairly expensive.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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