Question about Samsung DVD-R130 DVD Recorder
I have had this less than a year. It used to work fine. It started having problems more and more often reading discs, even when they weren't dirty. I have run a lens cleaner CD numerous times, and it seems to load and play CDs with no problem. But it will no longer load any DVDs I have tried, it tries to load, and then spits it back out saying that the disc cannot be read.
I just filed a complaint with Better Business Bureau against Samsung. Would anyone be interested in joining me in the complaint?
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
The problem can be solved in the following manner:
1) Purchase 20 lbs sledge hammer
2) Carefully align Samsung R130 between feet
3) Take 2 steps back
4) Raise 20 lbs sledge hammer over head
5) Bring down with full force
This may not repair it but I guarantee you will feel better.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
I have had this problem too; apparently it’s to
do with the laser head alignment, but if when I put the disc; as the disc try go
in, I hold the flap down and as the disc being read, I put my small
finger inside the slot and gently push the tray in a bit more. This seams to
solve my problem. Good luck and make sure you wont get your finger jammed:-)
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
Add me to the list - my machine no longer reads regular dvds or dvd-r that I recorded. To make it worse the new Sony I bought does not read these dvd-r although it does record and play in that format? So I lost these recordings unless I can find some model that plays this verson of dvd-r - (i always thought dvd-r was a standard format?) The machine is a piece - was nice while it lasted for about 6 months - then would have to load the disc over and over after 10 tries it would read - now it reads nothing.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Same just started not playing disks will be phoning samsung to see what they can do ..as they must no of this then watchdog will let you all no how i get on ..havehad this for about 2 years
but hardly ever use it ...
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
This DVD recorder is a piece of ****
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
I repair these models everyday. The problem is cheap laser pickkup. I do align sometimes to make it work. But new dvd mech is no longer available from samsung.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
The problem is the laser but the samsung give in europe two years guarantee and they gives you a new same or similar recorder if the cost of repair is high[no new laser expensive mech.]
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
I gave up on recording any more DVD's so just used it to view. Now it will not eject the last DVD I inserted (commercial DVD, not a recorded one). Totally stuck, will not eject at all. I may open it up just so i don't loose the disc. After that, my solution is a SLEDGE HAMMER!!!
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
I am having the same problem with my dvd-r. It appears to record but when I try to playback the dvd it says please check disc. I know the discs are fine, I just purchased them. I called Samsung too. My recorder is less than a year old, so they said my warranty covers the parts but they would charge nearly $70 for the labor to repair it. This is my second time purchasing a Samsung the last one was a player and did the same thing. I figured it was cheaper to buy one with the recorder than to get the player fixed and try to buy a recorder separate. Anyway, now here I sit with two that do not work anymore. I do not plan on purchasing Samsung products in the future!
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
have you tried a lens cleaner? the lens may have gone bad and would need to be replaced. Do you have warranty on the player?
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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