Question about RCA DRC8052N DVD Recorder

2 Answers



Posted by on

2 Answers


I had this very same problem. After several hours of being frustrated by it, I finally found the solution. Press the HDMI button on the remote and hold it depressed (for awhile). The unit responded and started working. No guarantees, but it worked for me. Good luck. By the way, this particular recorder, in my opinion, is a piece of garbage. I'll never again buy an RCA product

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

Re: DRC8052NB DVD PLAYER WONT TURN ON - RCA DRC8052N DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

New? return it to where you purchased it.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

DVD display says "Wrong disc" no matter which disc

Leave dvd player on for a lengthy time to dry up condensation, may take a few weeks?

Dec 01, 2010 | Norcent Technologies DP313 DVD Player

1 Answer

Does it use DVD-R or DVD R discs ?

This model can not record. So you need to use a finalized disc - the listed spec is DVD-V (Region 1 or All). It also can't read DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM (trying this format can damage the unit).

If you have a DVD recorded on another machine and it isn't readable, check if the disc was finalized. Sometimes the brand of disc matters for playback of DVD-R or DVD+R discs. I've never found a rhyme or reason for some of these issues with one disc versus another.

I wish that I could be of more help.

Cindy Wells

Aug 23, 2010 | Mitsubishi DD-6040 DVD Player

1 Answer

DVD burning problems

try sothink dvd moviemaker software or dvdvideosoft software from dvd recorders will burn (check your manual for the correct type (+ / -) and brand that works best)...but wont let you play on other machines unless you format and the other machine is just as new as the recorder...(our older dvd players will not play these new dvd)

Jun 08, 2010 | LG RC389H DVD/VHS Recorder

3 Answers

Dvd will not eject. tray will not open. pressing open causes "hello hello". is there a way to manually force the tray to open without damaging the dvd?

The DRC8052N / DRC8052NB / DRC8052NC DVD recorder (sorry cab209, not a PC) has had a LOT of problems. So many that RCA doesn't even list it on their site! There was a firmware upgrade that supposedly fixed this, but I'm having trouble finding it on the web.

As to how to remove DVD:
1) Try unplugging the machine and leaving it unplugged for 10 to 15 minutes. then (without plugging it back in) press the power button repeatedly. (I know it sounds goofy but it came from customer support. Theory: to drain all power) Plug it back in and try to eject.
2) Another owner suggested holding down the HDMI button on the remote. The "hello" mesage is an initialization/power-on routine, so my guess would be it was powered off with the disc in it?
3) Unplug it. Remove the cover (two silver screws on each side and three black screws on the back). Slide the cover off (to the rear). Take the four small screws out of the top of the drive (marked LOADER on mine. Lift out the DVD. Reassemble.
While you have it apart..... You might also look at the circuit board next to the drive in the center of the unit. It has a bunch of capacitors (black or blue, cylindrical, w/ X or Y stamped in the end). If any of these are no longer flat on the X or Y end or have yellow 'goo' on or around them, they have failed and are the source of your problem. They can be replaced, but it may be more cost effective to replace the entire unit.


Jan 02, 2010 | RCA DRC8052N DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Mp3 player wont turn on when plugged in to the computer.

If its brand new, it might be possible you have received a faulty unit.
Please sent it back to the company to get it replace for a new one.

Jan 12, 2009 | Wharfedale DVD-M3 DVD Player

1 Answer


this one sounds easy
ok lets look at the cd's-r your using are they brand new
and if brand new
then i would say that cd's and dvd's are coming out with new formats so that new cd's dvd's wont play in older equipment

now the other thing could be software and how the files movies or music was put onto the disc sometime software needs upgrade to support files on disc

is cd-r recognized by the dvd player as what i mean does it allow cd-r's to be played on the dvd player is this format supported

May 09, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EX75EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD...

1 Answer

Panasonic DMRES20D wont record

I had a similar problem just over a week ago. Buying brand new DVD-R discs seems to solve the problem but I have had to throw one disc away.

Apr 07, 2008 | Panasonic DMRES20D DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Lg v181 combo problem with vcr keeps ejecting tapes when I want to record.

The tape load carriage is defective or there is something in the way inside the machine....accordianman

Feb 21, 2008 | LG V181 DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

DVD player

unplug it and plug it back in and press the progressive button to turn it off, should work. Yeah that blue screen sucks, i would have thought you can get to the menu no matter what but that's sanyo for you, well most other brands also...

Jul 21, 2007 | Sanyo DVW-5000 DVD Player/VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA DRC8052N DVD Recorder Logo

Related Topics:

1,071 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66352 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4718 Answers

Are you a RCA DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides