My dvd always shows "system error" and won't play commercial copyright dvds, only recorded ones.
My dvd player has a problem. When I try to play a published copyrighted dvd, a message keeps flashing on my screen "system error, please wait." I waited for about an hour, and when I returned to the tv, it still said the same message. However, before we had this problem with the dvd player, we had dubbed some vhs tapes and converted them into dvds, on this dvd player. when we stuck these dvds, which were recorded on the dvd player itself, into the dvd player, they worked. So we concluded that only recorded dvds could be played, and copyrighted ones could not. What should I do to get rid of that message and play any dvd that i put in there?
Re: my dvd always shows "system error" and won't play...
I had the same problem with my recorder except that it wouldnt play any discs at all.. I finally unplugged the recorder and left it unplugged for 16 hours. Now it is fine. I am not getting any error messages.
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if its saying wrong region. then either your player or disk is incompatable. region 1 ntsc ( USA ) Region 2 ( UK ) et,c. check your players region coding is compatable for your country, and that you are also playing a dvd with the same region coding as the player. alternatively is to try and find a region free or multi-region solution.
Mike @ Compurepair.
Are you loading to play or to record? Commercial DVDs should play. DVDs for recording may not be recognized by your drive. First make sure that the disc is blank. You must insert a blank disc of the proper format: DVD-R or RW, DVD+R or RW. Even with the proper format, some brands may not behave the same way as other brands.
The laser in 5101 could be defective or maybe just dirty.Try cleaning with a commercial cleaning disc,put a drop of rubbing alcohol on cleaning brushes.When this happens sometimes it will still be a usable disc but not always.Try putting in another dvd player or recorder or your PC if it plays dvds,the readers in PC are of a better quality and will often read discs that those cheap dvd readers can't.
R+ or R- discs need to finalized after recording RW+and RW- discs do not.It is always a good policy to finalze the second your recording is finished otherwise it may not play in other players or recorders.
When you make a recording in a dvd recorder an it doensn't recognize the disc it just recorded it quite often has a defective laser.This particular model has been plagued with early laser failure.