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I have had this model for two years - I've recently had a problem burning DVD's. The repair shop sais I need a new lens, but I cannot find anywhere to buy the part to get it fixed. Anyone know where I can buy parts fro this model? Thanks!

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There's no need to replace the lens, that's the beauty of the iLo. It just uses a standard IDE DVD +R drive. You can replace the whole drive with another drive, even if it's a different brand or model, just like you would in a PC.

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I understand that Funai corp makes these iLo DVD player/ recorders but when I spoke to someone, they did not recignize the model number. Their number and address is :FUNAI CORPORATION Customer Service Tel :1-800-605-8453 19900 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501 Good Luck

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Where can I buy a digital tv tuner to replace the analog tuner in a DVDRHD04

Generally recording machines fitted with an analogue tuner can only continue to be used to record digital tv by using a digital set-top box.
It would not be practical or economic to remove the internal analogue tuner and replace it with a digital tuner unless the person is a highly skilled and experienced repairer.

Digital set-top boxes are available from all sorts of outlets at all sorts of prices. Many surplus boxes can be found at boot sales, garage or yard sales or charity shops at very low prices.

Most boxes have the minimum of connections and often offer only a scart output but some of the older, more expensive and usually better quality boxes also contained a UHF tuner in a similar way to the old vhs recorders so even older tv sets could be used with digital even though no scart input was fitted.

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It loads an says wrong disc

There really should be something on it identifying the make and model - check the underneath.
Assuming you;ve tried various discs to eliminate chance its just a dodgy disc, it will be the lens either dirty or misaligned, I think. If you bought it new it shouldn't be dirty. If you bought it from a store either new or used you should just take it back.
You can get lens cleaners from places like WIlkinsons and Debenhams for under $10 but I cant recommend them too strongly - bit hit and miss in my experience.
If cleaning doesn't work it will likely be a repair job or bin it - it wont be anything to do with settings or that you're doing anything wrong (unless putting the disc in upside down or something!), so unless a lens cleaner works, you're only option would be to have it repaired. If you knew make and model you might find diy repair instructions on internet but I'd suggest unless you're quite handy it's not easy. I have had a number of cheap dvd players over the years and it does seem to be an area where you get what you pay for - they've generally been unreliable and in some cases had an extremely short life.

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Will not play back disc recorded on this machine

That's an interesting one. As I understand it, you recorded and played back the same DVD's and they worked on your ilo when created. Now, after a period of time, these same DVD's don't play on this unit.

From personal experience, I know that these drives do change over time and, whether the laser ages or alignment changes, they have trouble creating DVD's that work on other players or reading DVD's that they once had no problems with.

My suggestion would be to try playing the original DVD's in another player. If that works then chances are your ilo's writer drive has changed over time. In doing so, it may still be able to write and read DVD's you create on it today because it's reading laser path (alignment) will exactly match its writing path so the laser doesn't have to be perfect.

Possible solutions:
a. I have not found a DVD lense cleaner disk that I can get to spin up in these drive but that may be worth a shot. (I tried a JVC brand cleaner and it would not read the menu). I had to remove my units top cover and the cover to the DVD drive to get to my laser. It can be cleaned (dusted really) with a gently applied Q-tip.

b. If the above does not work then you may want to substitute the DVD drive to point you in the right direction. WalMart sells an internal 22x LITEON DVD Writer, $39, Bar Code 44149 00406, that you can test or permanently repair with. Unplug your ilo and simply:

1. Set the new 22x drive to MASTER (comes set as slave out of box, see their documentation or the drives cover switch legend markings)

2. Take off the top of the ilo and move the flat data cable and the power connector to the new 22x drive.

3. Give it a test. If your the DVD's read ok then you need the new drive. If not, then your DVD's may have a problem especially if they will not play on other players.

If you need the new drive, it can be installed in this unit and, with some work, look just like the original from the outside. Some other posts also say you can open a hole in the top cover for the cables to exit and just leave the new drive on top of the ilo. Not crazy about that option but up to you.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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Again, you'll have to play with the remote a bit....ARC gets you into the menu and (.) while playing will get you into edit mode, but into another menu when not playing a recorded item. I've used it so much now that I can barely use the original remote. ha ha. The perk is that you can set up your dvd, your tv, digital box and other things to run on one remote.

Hope this helps.

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