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Displays message unknown disc no matter what disc
FIRST, try inserting a standard lens cleaner, this is a disc with a fine brush on the play surface, as it attempts to read it will clean any lint from the lens. then try a regular disc. if this does not take care of the issue, it is beyond the scope of this venue and needs professional service. (if you are skilled with dangerous, and DEADLY voltages that are inside consumer devices, you can pull the cover and check that all the plugs and connectors are firmly seated AFTER disconnecting the unit from the WALL/ MAINS power. If this doesn't work the old adage of NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE comes into play, and replacement may be cheaper than repair. IF you do not do any recording with it, a straight DVD player will be cheaper. This may also be a good time to look into a net connected Blu-Ray to take advantage of streaming media on your TV.
on Oct 23, 2013
Can record on DVD disc
Make sure the materials you're trying to record onto the DVD
is not Copyrighted. Try to record a normal TV program onto your
VHS, transfer it to your DVD and then play it. See if that will
work. A VHS movie is usually Copyrighted and Protected by
Macrovision. The picture output can be displayed on a TV set
for viewing but is scrambled black to a DVD Recorder.
on Jul 16, 2011
Tray won't open.
the reason the tray wont open is because there is a problem on the mechanism that controls the opening and closing of the tray.
most likely the rubber that assists in opening and closing the disc tray.
to fix this, unscrew the player, turn it on and press the open button, it'll respond and stop.
you'll see a kind of mechanism that carries the tray, its engine is by the side of the tray.
when the tray stops responding after you've pressed the open button, try to carefully sit the engine properly and press the open button again and it will respond.
if you cannot do that on your own,try to take it to a service center for further repairs.
on May 30, 2010
I press the standby on button and it displays
Most of the time, the VCR side is to blame on these DVD-VCR combo units, either a loose belt, an erratic end lamp or just dust sitting on sensors is enough to create the shut down on the unit. I am beting on the easiest solution. Try some canned compressed air through the VCR dust/load tape door, aim downwards towards the middle of the reels(L/R) or if you are handy with the screw driver, just remove the screws holding the top cover and spray directly down to the area between both reels(always unplug electrical equipment when removing the cover), reinstall the cover when you are through and try the power on the device again(while the cover is off, you should take a look at any visible belts(usually located towards the right side of the VCR mechanism, some will be located in the rear of it). some belts are easily replaceable but others require a good bit of disassebling(not recommended).
on Apr 15, 2010
I'm getting a message
When this recorder reads 'not connected to camcorder' you are simply accessing the recorder's 'DV' input on the front panel of recorder. This 'DV' input is used with DV Camcorders, thus the message.
Simply hit the 'AUX' button on the remote control to access the recorders other inputs. It will cycle between-TUNER>>AV1>>AV2>>DV.
Depending on what you want to access or view and where they are hooked up to the recorder. The "Tuner" will access either your over the air digital channels or your basic cable channels when hooked up through the 'UHF/VHF' input on the rear panel.AV1 is input 1 on the back of the recorder. AV2 is the input on the front of the recorder. DV allows for a Digital Video Camcorder to be hooked up to recorder using a 'Firewire'.
on Nov 16, 2009
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