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Please wait LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder when turned on from standby mode states "please wait" in the display window, but wont now go to the main menu. It continues saying "please wait" until i turn off the machine, so nothing works. Tried unplugging but no success. it was doing this periodically in the past but resolved itself after a few hours. This time the problem has persisted for 2 weeks. 15 months old , no longer under warranty.

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Re: Please wait - LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

Try to clean loading sensors

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No turn on but a message on the display. The message is PLEASE WAIT


This message is displayed when the device is checking for its hard drive and DVD drive to signal back that they are operational. You can consider this a bit like the BIOS of a computer as it is waiting for its devices to come back with a "READY" signal. If "PLEASE WAIT" is scrolling across your screen for a really long time it could mean that the two devices with moving parts (HDD / DVD) may be having an issue coming up. UNPLUG unit from wall. Wait for some time (5 min) and then plug it back in. If your device is still not working then you have either a bum HDD or a bum DVD. Considering which one is working all the time (HDD) you probably have a dead hard drive, but my own unit's DVD drive went nuts, so that is also a potential source of the problem.

Either way, your local computer repair store can have a look at this issue, considering what the unit is is basically a single purpose PC

Graham Leach

Aug 24, 2011 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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Subtitles always on

Hi - welcome to FixYa,

There are 2 methods for changing the subtitle settings on your DVD player.

Method 1.
To turn off the subtitles on your DVD player during playback:

1. Press the "SUBTITLE" button on your remote control
The subtitle button is just below the "0" (zero) numerical key on the remote control. It is marked "SUBTITLE" above the button and the button has "ABC" written inside a white rectangle on it.
2. Use the left "<" and right ">" arrow keys to change the subtitle setting
Each time you press an arrow key the subtitle language will change and eventually the language will read "OFF". The subtitles are now switched off during playback.

Method 2.
To turn disc subtitles off from the main menu:

1. Press the "MENU/LIST" button on your remote control (directly below "STOP")
The main menu will now appear
2. Press the down arrow key on your remote once to highlight "A" in the left hand column of the main menu
3. Press the right arrow key on your remote once to move to the right-hand column of the menu
4. Press the down arrow twice to highlight "Disc Subtitle"
5. Use the left and right arrow keys to change the subtitle options until your required choice is displayed
6. Once set, press the "MENU/LIST" button again to exit the menu.

This should solve your problem, but if you need any further assistance, please post back.


Nov 21, 2010 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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Change to Code Free DVD Play

Put the player on, open the DVD-drive and press 0 (zero) seven times.

Oct 09, 2009 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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Cannot burn DVD properly

have you try copying on a different brand of cd? or better try to copy the file on the minimum speed.

hope this helps

Jul 07, 2009 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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DEAR SIR my LG rh-2252 dvd recorder has turn on,but just show in display box:hello and a few minute later :please wait please wait please waite. but it does nt voice,no picture

some dvd recorders take a while to come on if you turn it on with no disc in and wait for it to load up also check that the cables are all in correctly and you are on the correct channel it should show a start up screen also try changing the channel through the dvd recorder if this does not work and you have read through the manual contact the manufacturer or supplier

Nov 29, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Can I make my LG RH4820W HDD/DVD recorder multi region?

1 Power on the DVD recorder

2 Press "open"

3 Press "0000000" on the remote control slowly

4 Congratulations' will display on the screen if setup was successful.

5 Press "enter", then finish

Nov 19, 2008 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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Just comes up with "Please wait" it wont load!

Hi there,

I had a RH 178 with the same problem. I opened case and removed the plate with the 2 drive cables and the front lcd cable. Simply wait a few mins and plug it back in, connect the 3 cables and use the 4 srews and VOILA it runs!!

No more "please Wait"

I think it was a connection problem with the "uplink" to mainboard (not the three drive cables and LCD). Can someone please report if it works with his LG?

greets proliant

Aug 02, 2008 | LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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I locked up my hdd recorder can u help

Take any discs out the drawer. Hold the stop button on the box for 7 seconds and that should reboot your system.

Jun 15, 2008 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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DVD Burning doesn't Disc in Setup..

Been checking out my m/c and found that there are many -r & -rw discs the m/c does not recognise which gives rise to this problem. However the m/c does recognise VERBATIM discs and I have been able to record and dub to them with no problems.

Jan 22, 2008 | LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

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