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Can't record DVDs

I've tried to record on a number of different blank DVDs, all having the DVD logo, DVD-R, DVD-RW. When I insert the blank DVD I get a Disc Error message saying: Please eject the disc. Playback feature may not be available on this disc. What's the best Blank DVD to record on and does the write speed (4X, 8X) and the capacity have any bearing?

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  • sunbody Nov 16, 2007

    I, too, have spent a fortune on blank DVDs, all with the correct symbol, and get the same error. I found one brand that recorded correctly but am now unable to find those same DVDs again and other brands with the same emblem don't record.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    I get the error message also

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Talked ad naseum with people at manuf. company in several countries (1-800-). First they told me I might be using the wrong speed (16x) instead of a slower??? speed. I went out and bought a 4x. Same problem. Then another "service" lady told me that this machine "does not record DVDs." I told her that is wrong. She then told me to call Sears.

    They (Sears) walked me through every I did for two days, then said I must have a lemon. Fortunately, I bought the 5 year, in house warranty. But they can't come for 2 weeks!




  • Johnny 1000 Aug 27, 2008

    My TV works. The VCR works (plays and records), The DVD will play but
    not record. Tried many different DVDs as per man. specs.=Nothing.



    Called the 1-800 #:



    Talked with several service reps. First they told
    me I might be using the wrong speed (16x) instead of a slower??? speed
    (where in the manual is the max speed specified?). I went out and
    bought a 4x. Same problem. Then another "service" person told me that
    this machine "does not record DVDs." I told her that is wrong. She
    then told me to call Sears.



    They (Sears) walked me through the same thing I did for two days, then
    said I must have a lemon. Fortunately, I bought the 5 year, in house
    warranty. But they can't come for 2 weeks!



    Any ideas on the solution? Hope the repair person brings some of those "golden DVDs."









  • aatusa Sep 03, 2008

    I have the exact problem.

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Get the maxell dvd-rw 4.7 gb ( 2x ) or the (4x) the 8x won't work , only the maxells worked no other brand would. you can buy em at sears 10/24/2011

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  • Lester Hunt Aug 04, 2014

    since sears stores here in chicago went out of business last year, you can buy the maxell dvd-rw (2x ) or (4X) on ebay from most black dvd sellers, i have not found any at walmart, best buy, micro center.

  • Lester Hunt Aug 04, 2014

    everyone , i meant most BLANK dvd sellers on ebay , peace.

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OK. Finally "solved" this problem. You must use the brand name "Maxell" DVD disks, 2x or 4x (maybe 8x). Do not use variable speed disks (e.g. 1x--4x) or 16x. Walmart carries these!

The DVR -RW 2x finally got mine to record. I didn't think this would work, but it did. I am still experimenting with it. Had to download (free) VLC player to get it to play on my computer. Works fine in other DVD players.

Credits to the Sears' repairman, the guy at F., and my patience!

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