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System Error I bought a Toshiba D-VR4 Recorder and it worked fine for about 5 months. Then Yesterday I tried to put a movie in and it tells me System Error please wait. I looked in the book under troubleshooting and it says it was caused by being shutdown before completing the termination process and it tells me to wait until the message dissappears. The problem is the message doesnt dissappear. I have unplugged it trying to reset it. I have left the message on for hours and it doesnt go away. It was working fine the last time I had watched a movie so I am not sure what actually caused it but I know it only plays VCR tapes now. no matter what dvd movie I put in, I get the same message.

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  • Cherish Miller Apr 22, 2007

    I guess I jumped the gun when I posted the above message. I unplugged my DVD recorder all night and plugged it back in today about 16 hours later and my system error message is gone and it plays all dvd's again.

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    Tried viewing a DVD that I had previously viewed and received the System Error Please Wait error. Tried powering down and viewing another disk I'd viewed before and got the same error.

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    Can't get the system error to go away. I had a power interrution yeaterday, but nothing i do works

  • hourspermile Oct 31, 2008

    I can't get the system error message to go away. Holding down the channel up and play button doesn't do a thing. I had a power failure over 24 hours ago. Any ideas?

  • EekAMAUS Dec 04, 2008

    I was playing a movie I then I put on pause and then it froze. Nothing

    would happen so I held down the on/off button until it shut down. After that

    I would get the SYSTEM ERROR please wait message. I noticed that it

    would not play any manufactured dvds, but it woudl play dvds that i

    burnt so I figured there is some sort of software problems? Does that make

    any sense.

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FYI...the best suggestion I've seen is to hold the channel up and play buttons simutaneously....thereby causing the machine to return to the "factory initialized" state. So far so good for me. We'll see. photog1

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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I also had that problem and the only thing that worked for me was to unplug it overnight. I left it unplugged for about 16 hours and I dont have that problem anymore..that was over a year ago..

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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I tried all the above ideas. Nothing worked. I talked to toshiba and they said I should have it repaired for about $130.00. I bought a Sony dvd player for $75. and I'm watching movies again. My casette recorder and player works just as the other person said, but a power interruption scrambled the brain of the dvd beyond ordinary limits.

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We have a new Samsung tv and RCN cable and the tech hooked everything up and the video works fine but the dvd player keeps showing System Error please wait.What should we do to get the dvd back working again. It worked fine until we bought our new tv
Toshiba D-VR4XSU please help us.

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