I been seeing a lot of people having problems with this dvdr. I've taken a look at a few and the components of the power supply are at fault. This poor design leads to many malfunctions like: DVD tray won't open, Squealing or winy noises when turned on, Power won't come on, Screen freezes, Screen turns different colors, DVD NO BURNS, No disc errors, plus more. I've made a webpage explaining how to fix the power supply your self. http://www.ilodvdr05.computed.net/ If yours is working get it away from the heat, like other VCRs or Top of TV this little thing can't handle much heat.