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Toshiba d-r4su won't finalize

I've recorded 2 discs now, off-cable with timer, and they won't "finalize". They'll play back on recorder but not on other players because they are not finalized. I get "error 14" on display, and "this operation was terminated because of error on the disc' in the on-screen display. I'm using brand new Memorex dvd-r discs. I'm anxious for a resolution. Thanks in advance. Frank mcgvector@gmail.com

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  • mcgvector Sep 17, 2007

    I "solved" my own problem by browsing the interweb-my machine simply does not like memorex discs. Sonys work just fine. I'll be trying a few other brands when they are on sale just to know which will....and which won't.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I too have had sporadic problems finalizing the discs recorded with my D-R4. Usually the problem only occurs when I try to include some type of menu, so I finalize my discs without any sort of menu.

    Unfortunately my current problem is once I have recorded the disc and taken it out for later finalizing, a warning appears stating "This disc cannot be finalized. Playback is the only option." I am EXTREMELY frustrated as this previously seemed to be a totally random occurence, but I now have a small stack of discs that I cannot finalize to enjoy anywhere else. Any ideas?

    I would also like to state that after trying MANY different brands of DVD, I have had the fewest problems with Imation DVD-Rs in my D-R4.

  • laufamily196 Apr 20, 2009

    Toshiba has the firmware on there website. But how do you install it? I have put it to a disk but the unit says wrong disk?

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To clear "error 14", press the "display" button on the remote control - this has worked every time my toshiba has an error 14 message

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Solution #3 worked for my situation.

The "Err 14" was cleared by pressing the Display button. This button is located on the remote under the door on the remote, in the lower left corner.

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I was able to clear the flashing "Error-14" from the display by just unplugging the machine for a short time and plugging it back in again. Unfortunately, I still can't finalize my DVDs that I recorded from a Toshiba VHS tape player. I read somewhere that it's related to the media type and it mentioned a few brand names, but I haven't been able to try that solution yet.

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Hi. I have a Toshiba D-R4SU. It will record onto any disc, but it won't finalize any disc & every time I re-try to finalize the same disc I have previously tried to finalize, I get the "ERR-14" message. I have tried (1.) pressing the "display" button on the remote control every time, (2.) ejecting the disc & then re-inserting it back into the recorder (BOTH ways >>> with the recorder on AND off), (3.) switching the disc out with another disc, & (4.) recording the same video footage onto a DVD-R disc of serval other brands (Memorex, Verbatim, Sony, etc. (Sony & Verbatim are 1x-16 (16x/1x) write speed.)); but none of those 4 solutions solve my problem any time I re-try to finalize the disc. What I'm currently trying to finalize is a video I've transferred from a Laserdisc to a Sony DVD-R disc with 1x-16x write speed. It did record perfectly onto the DVD-R disc, but the recorder will not finalize the disc. I have transferred a video from a VHS to a Sony DVD-R disc with 1x-16x write speed in April or May of 2013 (this year) & it did finalize the DVD-R disc after recording onto it. The ONLY difference between that transferring process & this transferring process is that, for that process, I used a VCR &, for this process, I used a Laserdisc Player; also, the connections/hook-up/set-up/etc. were exactly the same for each process (VCR's\'/Laserdisc Player's Video Output > Digital Video Stabilizer's Video Input ; Digital Video Stabilizer's Video Output > DVD Recorder's Video Input ; VCR's\'/Laserdisc Player's Audio Output > DVD Recorder's Audio Input ; DVD Recorder's Audio & Video Output > T.V.'s Audio & Video Input), except, for this process, the Laserdisc Player is basically a 'replacement' of the VCR, if you understand my logical thinking. I used an S-Video & RCA Audio type of Connection System. Does any1 have the solution to my problem? Any & all help is very much appreciated! Thanks to any1 who does help! Please help!!!

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How do you clear an error 14 flashing on the led readout of the recorder?

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

Also if you use 16X media you need to contact Toshiba to get a firmware disc.  This has been known to happen to me a lot before I had a firmware upgrade.  The unit can record to 16X but not finalize.  I have always used Memorex media.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

Sometimes it's a heat problem. Try hitting the Dimmer button to turn off the blue light in front. After letting it sit for about 20 minutes, then try finalizing again, that usually works.

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