All of a sudden my PHILIPS DVDR3455H does not read DVD anymore and give the "Disc type not supported" message. I have tried different DVD I often use coming from different sources and I get the same message.
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Hi, You are not alone...Some DVD players especially Philips wont read the DVD s and then it show no disc..Just to make sure that such DVD is ok ,you can try to run them on your laptop.If the disc has problem laptop does not read either.. HDD works independently and no relation to DVD reader..if your set has still under warranty ,consult to service they may replace the LASER EYE.. ("cross your finger ! " )... Just in case,quick remedy ,I recommend to buy a "wet DVD/CD laser cleaner "
from any store.it is available even in Walmart..And clean the laser eye
at least twice.. YOUR DVD itself should be clean and finger prints free as well.... Hope this helps! Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me 4 Thumbs Up for me to continue for Helping out the Community :) Thanks
THE DVDR3455H HAS A COMMON PROBLEM AFTER A FEW YEARS THE HARD DRIVE GO BAD, IT WONT BOOT UP
99% OF THE PROBLEM WITH THE PHILIPS DVDR3455 IS THE HARD DRIVE.
IT WILL KEEPING REEBOOT OR IT WILL HANG ON THE PHILIPS LOGO.
IT IS NOT A FIRMWARE PROBLEM IT AHARD DRIVE PROBLEM.
ONE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW, IF THE HARD DRIVE IS BAD YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE IT WILL NOT READ THE CD OR DVD DISK.
AT THIS POINT IT NOT LOOKING FOR A FIRMWARW DISK BUT IT LOOKING FOR THE BOOT UP SOFTWARE.
OR THE LOAD CD WHAT PHILIPS CALL IT.
SOLUTION REPLACE THE HARD DRIVE WITH THE LOAD SOFTWARE INSTALL ON IT.
THE HARD DRIVE IS SOLD ON EBAY JUST LOOK FOR DVDR3455H YOU WILL FIN NEW DRIVE READY TO INSTALL THAT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM.
Try cleaning both the disk and the lens of the dvd player. Sometimes even a little bit of dust can make your dvd player go ballistic. Brands like Sony,Philips and LG are very sensitive. If anything else fails, you can take it to a repair shop to find out if the lens isn't cracked or the LED isn't responding while trying to read the disk.
I had the same problems with my DVDR3455H, and have finally have it working again, although I don't know for how long.
First, the DVD drawer not opening is a common problem, reportedly caused by a magnet not letting the spindle drop. The solution I've seen elsewhere is to always keep a blank DVD in the drawer; it usually has enough weight to help the spindle disengage from the magnet holding it up. By the way, there is an emergency release slide on the bottom of the unit if it still won't open.
More important is the hard drive. I was finally able to get the unit to work after connecting the hard drive to a PC using a USB attachment and running a full format (NTFS) on the drive using SwissKnife. That actually failed after eight hours, but I was then able to run a quick format through Windows Explorer. I then put the firmware on a CD-R using Nero Express, put it in the drawer and powered on the unit. After a week of repeated LOAD/COPY/BOOTs after running quick formats on the hard drive, this time I got the FLASH1 message. From there, it was just a matter of following the on-screen menus.
I'm thinking it may just be a bit of luck, but I think the full format was the key. Note that this is still the same hard drive, so it could still fail again. I also ran Check Disk looking for and fixing bad sectors, prior to my final full format.
You didn't hear it from me, but I've heard you can close the disc tray with no disc in the tray, and enter 138931 on the Philips Remote and when the region code msg displays, change it to 0. Warning: You can only change the region code 3 times in the history of the player, and then you will no longer be able to use the feature. But, you didn't hear that from me.
Only use one of the disc types that is listed in the manual that they have actually tested on unit. If the HDD recordings were made in HQ mode, then you will only be able to fit a one-hour or less recording on a DVD. You cannot reverse this at this point. For future HDD recordings, set the record mode to 4hr or higher.