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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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Re: My RCA 8310 DVD+R/+RW -VCR Combo will not format and...

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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Re: My RCA 8310 DVD+R/+RW -VCR Combo will not format and...

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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