Question about Samsung DVD-VR325 DVD Recorder/VCR
My friend it is best to record your movies or music with a computer.as these DVDS Recorders are not compatible with certain types of dvd disc brand probably try another brand of dvd disc.and see what it does, try the memorex or the TDK.also dont use dvd recorders to record your movies use them to play back.they are problem.good luck.
Posted on Jun 19, 2007
Here is the link to the user manual if you need it; http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200510/20051027171803796_VR325_Euro_BM.pdf check page 85 - "disc protection" and see that there is nothing unusual in the settings there - long shot but it may be automatically write protecting the discs. Although I agree with you about Snakehead's comment about PC's, it would be worth taking a couple of the problem discs and checking on a PC if there is anything unusual on them that may be causing the problem - you will have the flexibility there to investigate further. The next thing to try is updating the firmware. This doesn't sound to be the problem but it is free and easy to do so is definitely worth it; http://www.samsung.com/search/search.asp?charset=utf-8&ht=0&qp=&qs=&qc=&pw=755&ws=0&la=en&qm=0&st=1&nh=10&lk=1&rf=0&rq=0&si=1&ct=None&oct=&oq=%0D%0A&fs=&oqqtex=dvd-vr325&bqt=dvd-vr325&th=0&ts=1&selradio_temp=&qt=dvd-vr325&tabpage=3&radio=1&col=download&select=0# The most common cause for this sort of problem in a dvd recorder that is not too old is a dirty lens. There are other possibilities which might be uneconomical to fix, but cleaning the lens is relatively simple and cheap to do. It is hard to see exactly from the manual, but if you unplug the machine and remove the top cover (give it a few minutes before diving straight in) where the dvd tray is situated will either be a simple top cover (usually has a small round bump in the middle and 4 very tiny screws) or there may be a small printed circuit board you need to remove first - not too difficult but you should be careful to ground yourself - wearing no shoes usually works but also ground your hands to the case of your refrigerator or similar. Then remove any screws (usually 3 or 4) and make sure to remember where any wires or plugs go - a photo can be handy. Once you have the top cover off the dvd tray then you should easily access the lens carriage. Try not to move the carriage if possible, although the lens itself will move slightly. Clean the lens with a cotton bud/Q-Tip moistened (not wet) with gin. nothing else works as well or as safely, but give the lens a gentle blow first to remove any loose dust. Reassemble (all screws inside the machine need to be put back before turning on and it is safer to replace the cover) and then give it a try. Hopefully does the trick. Hope this helps - please ask again if you need more help - especially if you are a bit lost inside the machine and can post me a photo i can talk you through what to do :)
Posted on Jun 20, 2007
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