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Hi I have a samsung dvd recorder. I am trying to record a video on to dvd recorder. doesn't seem to record anything. go to play it back and it does not play.

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    Jefferson Casavant May 11, 2010

    Get a Laser Lens Cleaner disc.  It is a CD with brushes on the bottom to clean the lens (which reads the discs, and writes on them).

    This disc will probably run you five to ten dollars and can be found cheapest in grocery stores, and office supply stores.

    This is a very good deal because whenever it does not work again, simply run the disc through. It improves playback quality as well.
    And can be used in any problem drive.

    I would begin to save money for a new unit. It's going to be a year or two before you need it, though.  And begin to research units from a better brand.  I have had several bad experiences with Sony and the brand I use now and has served me for some years is a Magnavox.

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Sorry, that was meant to be a solution.

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