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My RCA 8310 DVD+R/+RW -VCR Combo will not format and record on a +R disc

When I insert a +R disc for burning I get a message of "reading disc" then "New disc DVD+RV volume" then when I try to record to this disc I get a second message of "error recording" "disc may need cleaned" then the whole thing locks up and nothing will respond. I must unplug from the power source to even turn the player off, there is no response from any input, remote or buttons on the front of the recorder, DVD or VCR. I have no problem recording to DVD+RW discs only to +R discs. Can you help me with this, am I not doing something? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    there a Problem RCA 8300 will not work I have the same problem recording. Lock up I've try all Types dvd+R/W + R I would never Buy RCA Again

  • dmruszczyk Apr 25, 2008

    I have had the 8300 for several years, and, despite it not liking some DVD's

    it is a very good machine. Or it has been until recently. Now it will not

    record on Any New DVD. However, if I have a DVD that has something

    already recorded on it, and is still open, I can record.
    I thought maybe the beginning record area needed cleaning, but that did not help.

    So, since I have 2 other DVD recorders (Lite-On), I use this machine as

    a VHS recorder, and DVD player. It's nice cos I can do both at the same

    time. Meanwhile my Lite-on's do my DVD recording.

    However !!! I do wish I could get this player to record again. I have looked

    to purchace a new one, but the reviews are so bad that I am better off

    just keeping the one I have and hoping that some day I will find discs that it likes !!

    Any suggestions?


  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. It records with no problem to +RW but with +Rs, it acts as if it is going to record then throws up the error message. Manual says it will record to either format.



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I purchased this RCA 8310 about 2 years ago. I have recoreded hundreds of dvd's. If I try to use anything but a Imation brand DVD+R, 8+ speed, I get the same error. It will not work with a 16+ dvd.

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Same thing happens for me. Did anyone ever find another solution? I spent like 400.00 2 years agof or this thing and I still have yet to burn a DVD. Pretty expensive dvd player. lol

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Check your manual - looks like this particular firmwear does not like disks of this type. These machine can be very picky with the discs that will respond to.

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