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Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder Error 7071.

I get Error 7071 frequently.  Very annoying, for no apparant good reason, very random.  I unplug mach. for 30 min., then it's OK again.


It won't record on one time only dvd's ( -R ).


It will record on ram, and RW still.


I have had the unit for almost 2 years now, and it just stopped recording on normal discs, but I have had it lock up with error 7071 since day one.

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SOURCE: Error Message

The manual says to press the display button (just below the eject button) on the remote. This worked for me.

Posted on Nov 12, 2006

SOURCE: Toshiba DVD recorder problem

Generally, this problem is caused by bad sectors or other problems on the hard drive and can be resolved by going into the setup menu and re-formatting the hard drive. Of course, all recordings on the hard drive will be erased, so spin them off to dvd first. Be sure to have unplugged and replugged the unit immediately prior to going into the setup menu (don't try to record anything). If this doesn't work, no-one will repair this unit locally, as it must be returned to Toshiba's(TACP) depot for repair. Best of luck.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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The first thing i would suggest you to do is a hard reset by unpluging the the player for 30min and then try again.

If this does not solve your problem then please see if the player tries to read the disc.
Load a disc and listen.Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.

It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track. Please refer to the image below.


If the problem still persists then you will have to get it repaired and thats the only solution..


Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a toshiba DVR-3 Dvd recorder. What format of disc needed

It needs DVD-R or RW format to record.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Toshiba Model D-R5SU DVD Recorder Default

The timer and the schedule memory (and its activation) are kept active by the power source of the unit. In your case the source is no longer delivering the stable voltage the memory circuit and the processor needs to keep the data stored and processed - a sign that the source has aged and its components, mainly the filtering capacitors, will have to be replaced by a repair shop. You must take the unit to one, there is nothing else you can do to it.

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