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Emerson DVD recorder same problem possible solution

Hi i have had the same problem with this machine. It will not record on -R discs no matter what brand i use. So i by passed it and bought Memorex DVD-RW the package says- 2x 4.7gb 120 min I bought these at radio shack i just stick one in format it then dub then finalize. This solved my problem for now as far as getting stuff off video i wanted to save. They are more expensive but if you decide later you don't wanna save what you recorded just format again record something else finalize rinse and repeat. I have so many stacks of DVD-R that i can not use so maybe someone can actually get use out of this POS.

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Re: Emerson DVD recorder same problem possible solution

Call the support line. See if your SERIAL number qualifies for a FIRMWARE UPGRADE.

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My tv/dvd combo is emerson ewc13d4 but it does not read any discs it reads play back feature is not vailable.

Despite the mention of playback, do you mean this is when you put in a blank DVD to record?
Are you just getting started with it?
There are two sub-format of discs that can be used for recordings.
Machines will support either DVD-R or DVD+R but recently some now take either.
Check in the instruction manual which type yours uses (because if it supported both we'd have no problem)
However, if this is about playback of your own previously recorded or commercially released discs (movies) then check a disc is clean and free from marks, blemishes and especially scratches.
(Great things, optical discs but very touchy about the state of the surface because of the laser reading method)
Next up is to clean the scanning lens in the machine.
This is done easily with a Lens Cleaner disc kit available everywhere very cheap.
Follow the instructions that will come with it.
If no joy after this it's back to the shop - if guarantee still applies - or to a repairer if not. Get a quote and see how you feel about that or getting another recorder.

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My dvd player does not record on -r and -rw disc. I had gotten some disc that it works on but I just bought -rw's and they did not work. They are not reading the disc.

Did you provide the correct model above? The EWD2203 is a DVD player. It can only record to VHS tapes. If you recorded to the -r or -rw discs on another machine, did you finalize the disc? Finalization is needed to make discs playable in other devices. Also check if the disc needs cleaning.

If you are dealing with another DVD recorder, try another brand of disc. Often the manufacturing differences can affect how well the recorder will handle recording to the disc.

I wish that I could be of more help.

Cindy Wells

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Somtimes if you change brands of dvds will help!

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try mr dvd-r discs from poundland.
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The problem is likely that you are using 8x/2x media. Though the booklet does not say it, the burner does not support anything above 4x for DVD-R and 1x for DVD-RW. Calling their tech support can (possibly) get an update for this problem. Otherwise, the burner cannot use anything but outdated media.

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CLEANING THE DISC LENS ? If this unit still does not perform properly although you refer to the relevant sections and to ?TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE? in this Owner?s Manual, the laser optical pickup unit may be dirty. Consult your dealer or an Authorized Service Center for inspection and cleaning of the laser optical pickup unit. FROM EWR20V5 OWNERS MANUAL FUNAI-CORP.COM

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