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Won't play or make DVD's

Well, it's worked great for about 5 years, but now the dvd recorder part doesn't work. I've many different cleaning discs until I found one it would play, but I still get the message -- This disc is unrecordable -- or -- Disc error. If I can't fix this is there an easy way to make discs on my macbook?

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  • luisnbill Jun 28, 2008

    I tried to find the lens through the loading door and I also removed the cover of my DVR. I don't see any access to the lens (to clean it) without removing some sort of circuit board. How can I access the lens so I can gently wipe it with some tissue paper?

  • luisnbill Jun 28, 2008

    While I had the cabinet open I blew a lot of dust out of the insides and I can play disc now but it still won't record on brand new media. Could a professional cleaning take care of this? I only care because there are shows on the hard-drive I want to record.

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I have perfect solution NEVER EVER purchase anything with the sony name attached to it.

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The recorder head must have damaged....

try to replace it

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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    isaac johny Jun 27, 2008

    also check whether the motor is spinning...
    else the dvd would not have been recogonised by the recorder itself


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If you had the recorder for five years and had a lot of use out of it, it's probably time to save the repair bill and get a new one. After five years you may find that they are less expensive and better technology than what you had.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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You cannot access your lens. This is designed this way. The only way to clean your lens is with a DVD Lens Cleaner Disc, available form Video Rental Stores for around 12 dollars,

Also, while the tray is open use canned air to blow the compartment out first, wait 20 minutes for the dust to settle and then use the lens cleaner. If this doesn't do the trick, your player may be at the end of usable life; a value known and disclosed in your documentation. This is known as the MTBF or Mean Time Between Failures. It doesn't have to be in-use hours but aging figures into this equation as plastic shrinks and can completely throw off where the read write arm is actually reading at. The sectors on the DVD are incredibly small in size. So any shrinkage in the plastic and it won't read write period.

Lastly, you can go to this forum and database to look up common issues with your Player http://www.videophelp.com/

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Have u done a firmware upgrade?

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Sir,

This is not matter about the Dust problem. This problem due to with circuit board. May be some of its IC chip is not working. This problem is solved by authorised service centre only. Better contact service centre for help.


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I think your dvd lens power ( a laser light that it emits) has become weak so you need to change it. i think it won't be costlier to change. disc cleaner disk can't do nothing. my advice is to change the lens.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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First open your dvd recorder and try to clean the lens manually with the soft tissue paper.do not apply more pressure on the lens just clean it gently.if ur dvd has played 1 disc that means the lens is working fine n just need some cleaning internally.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a dvdr3380 lately when i put in disc it says disc unrecord

Test the created DVD with TMPGEnc v4.0 Xpress here is the free trial link It has a read source function that will fail if the DVDR has not been authored correctly.

If this works and scans in the full DVDR then I suggested that you buy a branded DVD+R like Philips who created the format, if this still fails I think you DVDR 3380 will need a service.

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