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Bad disc... I have tried many DVDs that I know are good and bad disc appears on the screen

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  • webland5 Jun 21, 2008

    I have the PDM-2737, I am also getting the Bad Disc Error. We only used it for a short time.

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1-866-289-5168 FOR ASSISTANCE. Try this number for technical assistance for you problem. Hope this helps you.

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