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Disc error I purchased DVD-R discs which are compatible with my Sharp VCR/DVD recorder combination model but keep getting a "disc error" message when I try to load a blank disc. Most recently I tried discs meant for copying from videos and they don't work either. I have used Verbatim DVD-R discs in this machine previously and they worked- now they don't.

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Re: disc error

I have this same problem so I called Sharp.  This model is  a little older.  When you buy the disks there is a number with an X after it.  If you buy the - R disk the number has to be 4X or less,  for the -RW it has to 2X or less.  Apparently they can still be bought at Office Depot or online. 

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