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Won't play purchased or rented DVD

Player will not not play any pre-recorded DVDs. Will play home recorded DVDs. Talked to RCA technical support. They want hundreds of dollars to send it back and repair, but won't say what the problem is. I suspect that it is a regions problem, since pre-recorded DVDs are programmed to a specific region and home recorded DVDs have no region. Put in DVD. Window on player shows "Reading" then "Menu". TV shows Disc name etc. Click on play and player starts counting but TV goes blank. Player counts for 1 minute then starts counting over. Went through all the menus and screens trying to find a way to set region. No options found.

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  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    i am a part time service tech i have trouble shooted

    RCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder will not play dvds but will play a cd the optical pick-up is defective the dvd dvive needs to be replaced


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Do the DVDs work in a computer?

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SOURCE: I have a dvd recorder/player Rca DRC8052N

you need the crack ! it seems that your players might have a onboard misfonction! it maybe coded for region 2,3 who knoes anyway try this its a workaround that usually works on lots of dvd players to unlock regions !

Press the title button on your remote, then hit 01. This will take you to the first title on the disc and bypass the region lock. To get to the main menu, do a chapter/title skip until you get to the end of the disc. This will take you to the main menu.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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SOURCE: We just purchased a Samsung TV, and have been

its like the problem come from your dvd/vcr not from your tv, change with another dvd

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