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I cant record

I bought this last year and have never been able to record on it.It says disk error cant record on evry disk I try. Can anyone help please?

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Recorder is made for a firmware update diec from tech support(over a yr ago)to allow me to record(use) its hard to find 8x dvds(theyre up to 16x now).called tech support again-was told there is no update for 16x on this recorder-that i should buy a new recorder(um if they say so).i havent noticed any problem with a peticular brand...just 16x!i'm now online looking for 8x dvds...might be best way to find the 8x dvds hope this helps

Posted on Aug 25, 2007


I have been able to use 8x speed DVD's on this ridiculous machine. Anything else gives me error messages. However, it will not let me "Finalize" anything so none of the DVD's that I recorded can be played anywhere else. I have so many discs where I have purchased hoping they would work that I could open my own disc store. They are all 1-16x. Oh yeah, all are Maxell since it specified the few brands that would work. I wish I had never bought this pain in the ****.

Posted on Jul 02, 2007


I posted this in another person's question but it is probably relevant to you as well. This model (which I own myself) is outdated and needs a firmware upgrade. You might get lucky and get one from their tech support. However, I heard they stopped shipping them nearly a year ago. As it stands your recorder can only use DVD-R that records at 4x (or lower) and DVD-RW that records at 1x. Any other media is useless. Since 4x media is outdated, it may be hard to find at a major retailer. Let me know if you have any luck fixing this or finding working DVDs as I have had the same issue myself. I simply cannot find 4x DVDs in the store.

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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