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Can't Record, wont read blank DVD

When trying to record using a RW or R, DVD, I keep getting the same error message of " Disk may be dirty,have a incompatiable format or Region code". I get this message after it tries to "read" the disk for several mintues. These are new DVD's.

I have no problem with playing DVD's just cant record. Please help.

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    when I insert a new blank disk in the drive to record it says the disk is not compatible or is dirty.I erased all the movies from the library, but it did not solve the problem.

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This Recorder won't work with High speed DVD Media.You need 4x or slower Media

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Have the same problem with this piece of junk.
Tried all the solutions. Clean lens etc. Nothing helped.
Tried replacing the drive with another that I had. No go, apparently has some proprietary firmware.
I was about to throw it in the trash when I suddenly realized that it had a TV tuner. Hooked it up to my computer through a Pinnacle Dazzle interface and VOILA I had a hard drive recorder. I either just watch it on my monitor or burn a DVD if it is something I want to keep. Hey that is better than pitching something you paid $300 bucks for in the trash. You can pick up a dazzle or similar on EBAY for a lot less than a new Hard disc recorder will cost you.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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