Question about RCA DRC8312N DVD Recorder/VCR
The unit is about 18 months old and I have tried 3 different brands of DVDs and the unit after pushing start, stops and tells you to clean disk.It then after a minuet shuts down the unit and the TV and beeps. I can record on old DVDs that were not full. The old ones were Memorex and the new ones are too. we have gone through all the standard steps,unplug,reset to factory .ect. It still will not record on new DVDs but will on the old ones.
hi, 2 things usually cause this kind of behaviour 1-the dvd+r have been burnt at a high speed 2-the dvd player itself is a bit old when you burn your dvd+R always burn them at a lower speed lowest if possible it'll take longer but it's well worth it and you wouldn't have a problem playing them back
Posted on Aug 22, 2007
The DRC8285N model is a great little machine, however, it will only record to DVD+R 8x disks maximum. If you are trying to record to a 16x, you will not be successful. See page 2 of your manual, and RCA service confirmed it. You can use 2.4x, 4x and 8x only. That eliminates the newer 16x format.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
Just wanted to agree with hogfan. Have been having the same record problems that have been posted. Came to the same conclusion that 16X was not compatible . Was looking for software upgrade, but none to be found. Maxell is he only brand that I have found that will work in record mode.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
SOURCE: Unit totally locked up
I called the secondary 800# as the number in the manual has a recording for "if you are calling about the drc8335 call 877-805-0519" how bout it? A separate number just for this unit?
The guy said to unplug the unit for at least 30 MINUTES & that I would have to rescan in all the channels I have spent alot of time scanning in by rotation of the antenna. Geezzz I wish I had returned it to the store before the 90days were up... (price has dropped below $150 was 219 last year?)
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
You have a blown capacitor in your machine. If you are good with a soldering iron, great, you can fix it yourself. Otherwise, find a friend who is good with a soldering iron. Parts should cost you less than $2 for a new capacitor. Replaced the blown capacitor in my machine, and my tape popped out with no fuss once I powered the system back up.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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