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"No disc" or "Disc Error"

I've tried several types of blank discs and even tried one that I formatted on my desktop with the same result. My unit plays DVDs no problem. Are different kinds of discs really that important and how important is recording speed? I went to Sony and the "tech support" there was worthless - the guy must have been typing with his nose, one key at a time, he was so slow - 20 minutes to get no real answer! Sheesh! Also, what is up with all these other posts that are NOT for this model?

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I have lost the remote control of sony hcd vx55 model.So i need the remote control diagram or number of the remote control

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The dvd wont initialize blanc discs so that i can record with it.i have used different disc as well

Do you mean it won't format/initialize the disc? Alternative possible problem, when you put in a disc, does it not recognize that a blank disc is in the unit? Only DVD-RAM discs need formatting. DVD-RW discs need to be initialized. DVD-R disc do not need either formatting or initializing. (This unit does not write to DVD+R or DVD+RW discs.)

In the case of DVD-RW discs that can't be initialized. Check if this has already been done (or if you need to unfinalize the disc).

If the new disc is not being recognized as a blank disc, the recorder may not be recognizing the disc (dirt, scratches or manufacturing issue) or the recorder is not focusing on the disc properly. In the first case, clean the disc or try a different type of disc (Samsung claims that their discs will be most compatible). In the second case, the unit may need service.

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Cdr is not reading blank disc shows disc error

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There is a product called a cd/dvd lens cleaning disc. Worth the investment to have around.

Sometimes spindle dvd blanks have a few bad ones.

Check manual, might describe exactly what types of dvd blanks are best to use with the unit.

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Wont record on blank pc disks!

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I have same TOSHIBA D-VR4XSU VCR/DVD RECORDER. According to the
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throw all into the garbage. Try DVD-R and you should?? be O.K.

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