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Samsung DVD recorder R150 won't recognize blank discs or discs that the unit has already recorded. When you put a disc in it will eject it and say that disc can not be played. Unit will play discs that are pre recorded. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, try to clean the lens using a CD disc cleaner. Additionally, verify that your blanks are either DVD-R or DVD-RW.

Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Your system needs a portion of the HDD to swap and stream for the purpose of playing and recording DVDs while CDs are small enough in their data size to play without the minimal size of the space left on your HDD which should be backed up and then erased to give you that brand new feeling.

Try it and get back to me with any problems.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Recorded DVD will not play in another player

if you record something in VR format, then it wont play in your dvd machine despite what kind of dvd you use. You need to record in "video format" if your camera supports it. Problem with that then is you cant edit or delete scenes. Also you must finalise your dvd before sticking it in your dvd machine in order for it to play. You can unfinalise it later if you want to add more stuff to the dvd.

I bought a samsung dvx100. I am using dvd-RW disc and am restricted to recording in video mode only. If I record in VR MODE it wont play on dvd machine :( so i cant edit or delete now either.
p.s dont forget to finalise the disc.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Will not read blank media so that I can record.

i have this model and the problem was the speed of disc you need itcant be any faster then 2x. the 4x is to fast for it i guess. I was doing ok with the "memorex DVD-RW reritables 2x ,4.7gb,120min.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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Do you mean it won't format/initialize the disc? Alternative possible problem, when you put in a disc, does it not recognize that a blank disc is in the unit? Only DVD-RAM discs need formatting. DVD-RW discs need to be initialized. DVD-R disc do not need either formatting or initializing. (This unit does not write to DVD+R or DVD+RW discs.)

In the case of DVD-RW discs that can't be initialized. Check if this has already been done (or if you need to unfinalize the disc).

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This is a Samsung DVD recorder - I've had the exact same problem - By the way, don't you mean "this disc cannot be recorded" ? These DVD recorders are known to reject certain type of discs.

* Have you updated your Samsung with the latest firmware ?

Follow the instructions carefuly and please understand the risks involved in flashing your drive - Do not interrupt the process, it can take long.

* here are the brands of DVD-R I have used successfuly with this recorder int he past:

Taiyo Yuiden DVD-R 4x / 8x (the optical drives used in those recorders are outdated, their writing strategies are never up to date and may not recognize some type of discs)
Maxell DVD-R 4x / 8x
Verbatim DVD-R 4x / 8x

Try another blank disc - maybe it will accept it - if it keeps rejecting all your blank DVD-R no matter what brand, you have a bad drive inside your recorder - the samsung recorders are **** - I have ever since gotten rid of that piece of **** and now use a Sony HDR-780 HDD/DVD recorder, uses pioneer components and is great !

Avoid those lens cleaners - they can do more harm than good!

I hope this helps.

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Will not read blank media so that I can record.

Ok, Firstly it sounds like you have reasonable knowledge on what you're doing.
But just to clarify a few things.
1.You say you have tried a couple of different brands of disc.Unless they are of good quality
or compatible with your machine they may not work properly.Try TDK or Verbatim for example.
Also make sure they are DVD-R or DVD-RW.
2.If no blank discs are successful,then you may need to clean the laser lens thoroughly.
I know you said you cleaned the lens,but was this with a lens cleaner disc?
If so it will only remove dust not built up grime from other sources such as smoke from cigarettes.
This would entail taking the cover off the unit and cleaning the laser lens directly with a
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Initially, try to clean the lens using a CD disc cleaner. Additionally, verify that your blanks are either DVD-R or DVD-RW.

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