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DVD Recorder tells me it cannot record on disc

I have tried DVD-R and DVD-RW and both tells me that I cannot record on disc. I have recorded on DVD-R previously.

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    Unable to record DVD after disc has been formatted. I have changed the disc several times without success.

  • johnston345 Feb 22, 2009

    I too get the disc error:

    Please eject the disc. Playback feature may not be available on this Disc. Yet I am using the exact same disc that has worked in the past which is the disc called for in the owners manual DVD-RW

  • Dirk Whittemore
    Dirk Whittemore Apr 03, 2009

    The problem shouldn't be the media. The machine calls for DVD-RW and I have recorded many DVD's on it. Now, I get an E4 error when I try to record, format, or undo finalize.

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You can't use 16x or anything that says 1x-16x or 1x-4x.
The 4X speed DVD-R are difficult to find. (Tried Office Depot,OfficeMax, Staples, Microcenter,Best Buy and Walgreens!) Finally found Princo brand at checkoutstore.com
http://www.checkoutstore.com/Princo-4X-DVD-R-4-7GB-White-Top-p/prin4wt.htm
They worked great!

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The poblem is the media that you have. On some DV recorders you must use DVD+ to be able to record.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Emerson DVD Recorder EWR20V

The problem is likely that you are using 8x/2x media. Though the booklet does not say it, the burner does not support anything above 4x for DVD-R and 1x for DVD-RW. Calling their tech support can (possibly) get an update for this problem. Otherwise, the burner cannot use anything but outdated media.

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Loading DVD-RW discs

My recorder has stopped accepting NEW DVD-RW discs and ejects them.
There is no problem loading DVD-R (new or recorded)or loading previous recorded DVD-RW, initializing and re-recording
I have tried several different DVD-RW makes. Puzzling??

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: cannot record on DVD-RW disc

I CHANGE DISK 4 TIMES WITH THE SAME RESULT

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My recorder has stopped accepting NEW DVD-RW discs and ejects them.

I had the same problem. After trying several brands, the only one which is working perfectly is Maxell (yellow discs). I found them is the US (Seattle), have not seen them in France where I am leaving. Hope it can help !

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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