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I purchased the DVDRo4 and its been pretty reliable so far.

The problem is pretty short and sweet. Why does the ilo book that came with the recorder, say that it reads DVD+R and DVD+RW. When I copy on my computer something on a DVD+R and it finalizes it, I try to play it back on my ilo and it says it can't recognize it. I don't understand this one. Hope you can give me something to go by. It does shoe my recorded DVD+RW's when recorded from my computer but not the +R's. Help Thanks!

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Re: I purchased the DVDRo4 and its been pretty reliable...

These R04 are fickle,some Brands of DVD discs won't work in ILO,try another brand.Also clean laser in iLO it may be dirty,use commercial cleaning disc,put a drop of rubbing alcohol on brushes.Do not use any other chemical.
It is possible you laser is defective or starting to go.If that's the case you need to replace burner/loader.
Some dvd recorders formulate a little differently,I have made recordings in my iLo that won't work in all brands of players/recorders.

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To reset the recorder to factory defaults as if it was just removed from the box - leave the recorder on then press and hold the channel up and down buttons at the same time until it says "Bye" on the display. When it shows the clock it is off - wait a few seconds then turn it back on - you should see the initial setup asking you to choose a language.

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to return DVD player to origional setings, is to go in to the menu and find the factory reset option the will return the setings back to fresh from the factory.

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