Question about Toshiba RD-XS52 DVD Recorder
I would have the recorder setup to tape a tv show. It will start taping but after some time, 15 mins, 45 mins, the unit will beep and the recording will stop. It does this if I just press record or if I have the timer setup. Also it sounds like a grinding noise coming from the HDD when recording. Everything else with the unit runs fine.
If the Hard drive needs to be replaced how much does something like that go for? Just a general price so I know what I am in for.
Thanks and take care
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Generally, this problem is caused by bad sectors or other problems on the hard drive and can be resolved by going into the setup menu and re-formatting the hard drive. Of course, all recordings on the hard drive will be erased, so spin them off to dvd first. Be sure to have unplugged and replugged the unit immediately prior to going into the setup menu (don't try to record anything). If this doesn't work, no-one will repair this unit locally, as it must be returned to Toshiba's(TACP) depot for repair. Best of luck.
Posted on May 15, 2007
1st, see if you can get another cable box that offers component as well as RCA outputs on the back. Does your cable box have S Video out and does your toshiba have S Video in? If so, hook up the S Video from cable box to Toshiba. Then hook up R&W audio from Cable Box out to Toshiba In. Set the channel on the cable box to what you want to record. Set Toshiba to record channel 3 or 4, whichever your Toshiba is set on. The cable box controls the channel you are recording. You cannot set the recorder to the channel you want to record. It must be either 3 or 4. Try it. If everything else fails, you have to go cable from wall to cable in on cable box, cable out on cable box to cable in on Toshiba then either cable or RCA out on Toshiba to TV.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
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This usually means that at best the DVD lens needs cleaning, so use a DVD cleaning disc and / or air duster to clean it or that there is a serious error with the DVD recorder itself an it will need replacing. Unfortunately this series of Tosh machines have had many issues with the DVD reliability.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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