Question about RCA DRC8005N DVD Recorder

2 Answers

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.

Posted by on

  • Wilredo Pagan Rodriguez

    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.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

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

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Trying to write to blank disk first time (Memorex CD-RW). Get message: Record failed: wrong format for re-write Spectroniq SDR-205 DVD Recorder


Some DVD recorders cannot write CD-RW - only DVD-RW (+ and -) as well as DVD-R (+ and -) (this depends on the brand/model). This unit probably does not support CD recording. Try using DVD-RW instead for this machine - see if it records that (do not finalise even if unit prompts you to with an on-screen message prior to ejecting disc).

There are DVD players and recorders which can play CD-RW (mp3, jpegs etc.) but I don't know of any which record this format (a PC CD/DVD-ROM drive can do this though).

Mar 09, 2011 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

1 Answer

Record errors


If your dvd player only supports dvd+r discs then that is the only way it will record. It will only record once onto the dvd-rw and, since it doesn't support the re-writables, it won't be able to use this function. This is the most likely reason for the first error. The second problem is a little confusing. Is it when you are trying to record on dvd-rs or dvd-rws that it says it can't record? I hope this post was helpful (for the first error, anyway). Good luck! I hope everything works out! Sincerely, Der Strom

Apr 06, 2010 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

I cannot record on my recorder i have memorex dvd-rw 4x blanks and i keep getting error message when i try to record


Does the player portion work OK? BTW, try another manufacturer's blank DVD. Most folks I know have had problems with Memorex media.

Feb 26, 2010 | Sylvania DVR90DEA DVD Recorder/Player

3 Answers

Dirty Disk Problem with DVD+R Disks on SONY RDR-GX300?


I have used my Sony GX300 for a couple of years and love it. I prefer +R blanks. The only occasional problem is the media brand. It will not record Fuji 16X, but will record Fuji 4X, which are rare nowadays. I have used TDK 16X with success, but this week bought TDK "lightscribe" blanks, and the GX300 would not record with them.

Sony should provide an upgrade download for the GX300 but does not. On the internet I have been unable to find a list of suitable brands for this DVD recorder, so I have to take risks when shopping. Fortunately, all blanks can be used for my computer so my money is not really wasted.

It's October, 2009 and in Toronto there has been a shortage of DVD blanks for months. I've been told there will be lots available in December.

Sep 03, 2008 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

2 Answers

Recording Error "Can not record on this disk/E4 54037380


I had that exact same problem. I would record a bunch of dvds with no problems for months and then some and one day it doesn't work. Only this showed up E4 EA03738B. However I've found the solution. Instead of going out and returning the recorder or buying new dvds just purchase a Laser Lense Cleaner. It's a dvd cleaner. Works like a charm.

May 05, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

Dvd do not record


The unit is saying that its an "Un-format disc" problem. Is this the only error code you are getting? Also, what types of DVDs are being used? As in, DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD-RW and what speeds? 1x 2x 4x 8x 16x?

Apr 04, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

3 Answers

Dvd is unable to read disk that i recoreded on the lg dvd recorder


It would be nothing to do with the TV.

DVD RW discs only last for so long if you have re-written to them many times they may be just worn out. Or is it with all RW discs?

Are you trying to watch them on the same player you recorded them on or is it a different DVD Player you are trying to watch them on?

Feb 17, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

2 Answers

Panasonic DMR-E50 won't recognise blank DVD's only


You can only record to dvd-ram or dvd-r NOT dvd-rw!

Dec 03, 2006 | Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD Recorder

2 Answers

JVC DR-M100S


I have a JVC DR-MH50 DVD/HD recorder and it will only record on DVD-R or DVD-RW not DVD+R or +RW. so check your format of disk you are trying to record on it may be as simple as that.

Sep 04, 2006 | JVC DR-M100S

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA DRC8005N DVD Recorder Logo

415 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

68157 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4753 Answers

Are you a RCA DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...