For those users who just bought their machines, I would suggest warranty service. Roxanne2 should contact Philips directly with the seiral number, and they should be able to say which store they sold it to. That unit probably has a bad internal DVD writer drive.
The following solution should only be done if your machine is out of warranty unless you get permission from the manufacturer, as it will likely void the warranty otherwise:
Unplug the unit, disconnect all cables and move it to as static-free of an area as possible. Remove the cover, which usually means removing a lot of screws. Most DVD recorders have regular drives like you see in PCs. There is usually a tiny hole in the lower-right part of the drive that you can stick a small wire into, such as an unbent paper clip. You can then manually pull the drive open to get the DVD out.
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Recording tv program or duffing none codes dvd disc,must wait it for finalizing code done completely before can take it out or can be watching it on the same DVD recoder player or a compatible one.Record other disc,just must wait the disc to completely finalizing it final codes,the disc should play with no problems.
It won't damage the recording on your recorder it will mean you won't be able to view the disc on a different machine, possibly. The finalizing of a disc ensures the table of contents is recorded on the disc. Try a better quality disc?
The recording may have used all the media on the disk because you let it run until it was full. Now, there is no room to finalize the disk.
Play this back on the machine where it was recorded while recording it to another DVD recorder.. This time, BE THERE to stop the recording. Set the recorder to a speed that leaves at least 10 minutes extra space for finalization.
had the same problem the mechanism for the door opener is faulty.........waited for 2 months to be finally told by samsung part is no longer available......wonderful back up service isnt it. Luck have it I had an extended warranty and getting it replaced with a LG combo
I had a RH 178 with the same problem. I opened case and removed the plate with the 2 drive cables and the front lcd cable. Simply wait a few mins and plug it back in, connect the 3 cables and use the 4 srews and VOILA it runs!!
No more "please Wait"
I think it was a connection problem with the "uplink" to mainboard (not the three drive cables and LCD). Can someone please report if it works with his LG?
to open the tray during "please wait", remove casing then loosen front panel (clips either side and underneath). Power up to get "please wait", then press small microswitch in bottom right corner of the DVD player unit.
Have you tried resetting the unit (turning on and holding the power button for at least 5-10 seconds)?
Have you tried unplugging the unit for a longer period of time (24 hours)?
get your firmware upgrade through here(sorry its in german, you might be able to get an english of it through the LG site) - http://www.lgupdate.de.ms/
two cd's- bootloader.iso , update.iso