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Error code E4 54037380 . Have tried a number of DVD's brands and types but still same issue. The machine only has about 30 hours max of record time prior to this problem. Jeff

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Re: Error code E4 54037380 . Have tried a number of...

I have the same machine and problem...I know I was using the correct discs so the disc lens alignment seemed like the most logical problem. I removed the casing (6 phillips screws) and blew out all of the dust and gave it a good ole tapping all around. It is now recording as it did when it was brand new!

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Re: Error code E4 54037380 . Have tried a number of...

E4 is error on optical pickup. One or two of the problems might be. You disc lens is out of alignment, or the discs your using are the wrong type. You need to use a SOLID SPEED DISC. Yes:Dvd-r x4, x8. Dvd-rw x4, 8x. DONT use up to 16, 1-16x or antyhing with UP TO or 1-8x, 1-16x

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I posted this Jan 3, 2009 and seem to have a solution.
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