Question about Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

System constantly re-booting

My unit reboots automatically at different intervals. Sometimes you can watch 5 minutes of TV and sometimes 30 before the picture freezes, pixilates and then the system reboots. Everything works fine when the system is up. I tried resetting the system, unplugging it, and have checked to make sure that it is not over-heating. Any other ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

Re: System constantly re-booting

While this post is very late to answer this question, here is where I found a solution with the DVD still inside. When I used this solution, the whole system reset and worked.

"I had the exact same problem tonight. I put in a DVD and it locked my Toshiba RS-TX20 up. It simply wouldn't respond to anything but unplugging. Then it went into this infinite loop of trying to power up.

I finally got it to boot:

Hold the eject button on the unit continuously while it boots up (be patient!). It didn't open the tray until a couple minutes into the powering up process. After I took out the disc, it booted up normally at the next try.

I am guessing that there's a very small window during the booting process that the dvd drive isn't locked and you have to push the eject button in that small window to get the tray open. Since we don't know when the drive is unlocked, the best bet is to hold down the eject button continuously.

I hope this helps!"

Posted on May 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Unit displays hello, dvd drawer opens and closes, will not continue to boot up

There is a small capacitor on the power supply board that opens causing the unit not to start.

Mar 30, 2012 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

4 Answers

Sanyo DVW 5000 VCR-DVD player-recorder

check the cables first , also check tv input settings

Aug 05, 2008 | Sanyo DVW-5000 DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

I have a LG HT903 dvd home theater. I set it to multiregion. Eversince when i watch movie thru HDMI input throughout the movie it blinks for 5 seconds. Sometimes its constant all thru the movie sometimes...

Im not sure but I had the same kind of problem with my PS3 when the picture kept flickering and then cutting out for a brief period of time and then coming back on. I fixed it by getting/trying a new/different HDMI cord and have had NO problems since. Hope this can help a bit :)

Mar 22, 2012 | LG DVD & Blu-Ray Players

1 Answer

Instant recording stops automatically after 30 minutes. The model is Apex DRX-8637. Thanks in advance, Tammy

I don't know that particullar model, but sometimes you need to press the Instant Record button multiple times, each press giving extra 30 minutes.

May 10, 2010 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

3 Answers

Will not read disc or eject disc

There's a few things you can try. Turn off unit, unplug from AC for 5 minutes or so, plug back in, turn unit on, hit eject/open.
OR..same as above, but hold the eject/open button, then turn unit on.

Sometimes a combination of these odd procedures actually work. Sometimes holding the stop button, and hitting eject/open works too. Hope this is helpful.

Apr 23, 2010 | Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Player

1 Answer

I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ48V and have had many problems with it from day one. It sometimes records a TV program, sometimes not. Sometimes plays dvd movies, sometimes not. It often freezes up and has to...

sounds like total hogwash to me. Your description of the problem smacks of an internal error within the unit itself.
this is not exaustive but could lend itself to a buggy firmware upgrade or a noisy power supply problem which is causing the microprocessor to "Hang".
There is many forums including this one with the same lament as yours. It is widely known that power supplies in the panasonics are under engineered and have a tendency to overheat and cause many problems including rebooting, constantly "self checking", etc.
My suggestion is to take the unit to another "accredited' Panasonic Service agent and get a second opinion - Good Luck

Mar 17, 2010 | Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Toshiba SD5000 ...get a constant flashing "load" message

often the laser can become blocked by dust hair or smoke accumulation .. you can take it apart and clean the lens with eye glass cleaning solution .. but be careful its really delicate (flexible mount) .. there is something else that you might want to try first .. at most appliance stores they have a cleaning disk (about $8 or you can sometimes find them for $2) .. this disk has a brush mounted across some tracks .. dont touch the brushes .. just insert the disk and it will automatically brush off any dust or hair .. it wont however remove smoke .. its usually worth a try and works about 70% of the time .. you can clean the lens periodically with that ..

if you clean the lens directly then dont spray anything on the lens .. spray on a lintless cloth, soft paper towel or qtip .. dont get spray down into the mechanism .

the lasers do go bad with time and are often replacable but the cost + labor is almost always greater than replacing the entire unit .. the "laser" is actually a complex optical system that both transmits light and receives light .. it also has an automatic alignment mechanism as part of the "laser" assembly .. you have to replace that entire thing as a unit .. you cant just replace the laser .. ..

Sep 12, 2009 | Toshiba SD-5000

1 Answer

ILO Recorder DVD05R - Playback jumps 10min, 20 min and more...

Does the disc still play in other dvd player? My ILO has always been picky to play rentals so I just have a cheap COBY player hooked up to front inputs of my ILO. I use it to watch the dvds, only use the Ilo to record. Saves wear and tear on my ILO but cannot find a universal remote to operate them both and my tv. If it still records okay thats what I would do, just watch the discs in a secondary unit. Sounds like time to start shopping for new recorder.

May 04, 2008 | iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Switching on my san0218-250gb

Does the machine display "HELLO" for 30 seconds then power off again?
If so the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) has failed and needs replacing.

Jan 22, 2008 | iLO DVD Recorder DVDR05

1 Answer

Movies on my recorded discs freeze after a few minutes of play

Sometimes this unit gets "confused" - not sure why -- but try first using a CD cleaning disk and let it start and stop a couple times (sometimes lens gets dirty and does this) - if that doesn't help then try unplugging unit and leave unplugged (from wall socket) for about 30min then plug in, set local time and then see if the disks play okay - sometimes this "resets system"

Jan 20, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD Recorder Logo

330 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66623 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4722 Answers

Are you a Toshiba DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides