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Problem with DVD-RW's

When I insert a brand new DVD-RW, I get an error message that the disk may need to be cleaned or may be damaged. The recorder used to work fine, then would record but not re-record, now it won't even recognize new disks.

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Re: Problem with DVD-RW's

I had a very similar problem with my Toshiba D-R2. I found two firmware updates on the Toshiba website. One was called 1314.iso and the other was called 1416.iso. All the instructions are there for how to burn a CD and install it on your DVD recorder. It solved my problems - hope it works for you.

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