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samsung DVD recorder with freeview DVD-SR275M

Last January I bought a DVD-SR275M from

The first problem came with its inability to tune freeview; this was sorted within warranty by nearby Samsung repair people.

Soon after this it would no longer recorder programmed times, sometimes missing things by an hour, but mostly not recording at all.

As I was away from home at this time, the recorder pretty much just served as an expensive freeview box and DVD player.

Most recently the DVD drawer closes as almost instantly when you open (eject).

Is there anything I can do to fix this recorder, such as a hard reset or something? Bit fed up with the fact it has never reliably worked.



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I have one of these in my possession that my brother gave me cause he was moving country, he told me there was an issue with dvd tray opening. It refuses to stay closed therefore cannot play dvd's. Anyone know a way to resolve this issue as I refuse to discard the device without exploring ways of fixing it.

Matt have you had this issue with your machine ?


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You the tech. (New hat?)

I can only guess what other gear you repair so you would at least removed power as you open it up to use the canned air and inspection scope to see if some dust, debris is in the works. I have swapped the drive with another dead machine of the same model and 1 in 10 times that did the trick.

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Thanks for your quick reply Bob. Have very little experience repairing items like this but not afraid to have a go. The player is powered off but plugged in and the tray opens and remains open. Will get the screwdrivers out and have a look.

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Plugged in is not power off.

Sorry but that's a good way to get zapped, zap something else or worse. When we go where there are no user serviceable parts, we have to learn, train and be safe.

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Unit will be powered off, if i can't solve problem it's no use to me and isn't worth bringing for repair so it's diy !!

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I have to write that I advised you to unplug.

" The player is powered off but plugged in "

Your definition and words have me write you should not work on gear with no user serviceable parts.

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