Your hard drive needs to be replaced. They don't tell you in the operators manual, but these drives are extremely vulnerable to shock (even a 1/4" drop can kill them) and temperature change.
These machines are not sophisticated enough to mark bad sectors and work around them. Without a new hard rive, your machine will not work.
It is very unlikely, but there is a tiny chance you could reset the hard drive with a service remote. But considering how expensive and difficult it is to get a service remote, it is not worth the effort. You would also need a service manual, whic BTW is not particularly good, so you would need a lot of time and the chances of success are very small.
Considering repair costs, you may be better off financially to get a new DVR.
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I've got one. Does exactly the same thing. It usually happens within the first, say, 10 hours of recorded material. This is the most used part of the hard drive disc. We have 5-9 hours of programs we intend to keep so we end up re-recording over the next part of the disc repeatedly. This wears that part down. What I did was keep 2-3 hours of stuff in that zone and carried on recording and deleting as usual, as I still do. I'm watching it right now. But if I erase past the break 'zone', the recordings 'jump'. It has a big memory and shouldn't be a problem. So..........fill with programs to half the disc and record over the lesser used part of the disc.....it works for me. I'd be interested in hearing how you get on. Good luck Red.
The DVD has burned incorrectly and the data has likely corrupted somewhat to the point where the DVD player/writer can't read it. You may be able to watch it on your computer with a DVD drive.
Try saving it to your computer, then erasing the disc and trying to record something short to it and play it back - if it plays back, it's likely to have been a recording problem, however, if you get the same problem, it may be a dodgy disc, a faulty DVD player/writer, or a format problem.
Try this, in order left to right.
Copy DVD to PC -> Erase DVD -> Record on DVD from TV -> Play back
If plays back
Erase DVD -> Continue as normal
Buy DVD-RW (emphasis on the minus) -> Try using that
If that works continue as normal, otherwise...
Return the DVD player/writer under warranty for repair/replacement.
Did the previous machine show EXACTLY the same problem, or did that machine have another issue?
Regarding this one, does the DVD drive respond well to playback discs, such as commercial release DVDs, or DVDs recorded on other machines? Does it play back CDs OK? If it passes these tests, move on to-
I suggest trying to record on different discs - such as a DVD-RAM, or on a different brand of DVD-R, or DVD-Rs from a different batch to your current ones.
If the machine succeeds here, all good and well, if it fails at this point, it seems the machine is faulty and should be returned.
hi there is nothing to do by yourself. you need to take your md player to the next authorized service. seems the optical device that reads the discs has worn out, compareable to turntables you need to change the `needle` ;)
have you tried formatting the disc and starting afresh as it sounds like the hard drive has become corrupted. Doing this usually sorts the problem out and allows you to watch programs again that you record. Please note it will erase all programs that you have on there!!!
my l g hard drive recorder/dvd,suddenly would not delete programmes that i wanted to edit ,also the timeshift would not work,but i could still record ok,and i had a few hours space left on the hard drive .so i copied to disc my favourite stored programmes ,about 3 discs,and put them to one side .
i tried then to format the complete hard drive ,but it didnt do anything !so i put it on record for 7hours on sp,then i stopped recording, and tried deleting the programme straight away ,and it did !it also cleaned the hard drive empty ! the timeshift is ok and all else is ok ,so i fixed it witha bit of my logic !hope this helps someone one day !
Thanks for the response.
I've solved the problem.
I was trying to download a programme that was too big from the hard drive to the disc.Once I inserted a divide in the progeamme everything worked Ok,