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I have a philips cdr785 and has been recording fine up until I started to get an error that says "Record Error". How do I fix?

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Your laser is failing. There is a test mode sequence you can try to re-calibrate it but to be honest it's the beginning of the end. I can supply replacement laser assemblies depending on where you are in the world or I can email you the service manual so you can try adjusting it yourself. Email me via ebay - fluffcat1

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Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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I've just spoken to a friend who also has one of these older Philips recorders & he has the same problem.

As per my previous post, he fixed his problem by locating old stocks of blanks. New audio discs seem to have been manufactured & optimised for fast writing speeds (up to 32x speed) & this is causing the problem (you can't write at x1 or x2 speed to these new speedy discs).

Trying a few different brands of discs to try out is a whole lot cheaper than a repair. I suggest when you find a brand that works, you stock up on these discs as it seems they will become ever rarer.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: where do i buy CDRs to record on Philips CDR795?

This unit will use any CDR disk. you can purchase these disk at your local wal mart in the electronic section, or you can purchase these disk at best buy as well. office depot will carry a compatible disk for your unit also.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: it wont record all my cd tracks, its starts

Sounds more like it won't record ANY of your CD tracks. Is there any indication why? Are you sure it has audio coming in? Many CD recorders will automatically stop recording if they sense extended silence.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: OPC Error

It implies a media Optical Power Calibration problem (google it). Did you recently start using a different type or brand of disc?

Posted on Jun 28, 2010

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Why do I get OPC error when trying to record on aCDRW ON a philips cdr 785


Common issue. The lasers/transports in these are terribly unreliable.
More of these hit repair stores and skips than pints of beer down a football thugs throat.
cut your time and loses and invest in one from any brand other than Philips. pioneer and Yamaha make exceedingly good CD-R recorders for the home user. Hhb, marantz, fostex for the pro market

Feb 16, 2016 | Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder

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How do I record from an external source?


Read the manual...

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/c/

It takes some time to load. Seven CDR785 variants. Find yours.

May 12, 2011 | Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder

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I have connected my phillips cdr785 recorder the proper way to record from an external source and I get the message "start source" on the cdr side when trying to record. And it never starts...


If you're recording an analog source the recorder won't automatically start. You have to start it in sync with the playback.

If you're trying a synchronized digital recording...

Page 28 of the manual says

Start playback on the selected source.


The CD recorder starts to record simultaneously and recording in progress is shown. The remaining recording time left of the CDR(W) is displayed.


Note: If you start playback on the selected source within a track, recording starts at the beginning of the next track or after 2.7 seconds of silence in analogue recordings.

Mar 05, 2011 | Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder

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How can I record from a phonograph?


Either get a self-pre-amplified phono or an old school one connected to the PHONO section of old school electronics.

Aug 04, 2010 | Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder

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Recording Error, Can not record on this disc, E 4 54040990 Just trying to record from TV on a Memorex DVD+RW. Keep getting this error. Any ideas?


Recently started getting the same error message. I thought it was because I was getting to close to full or something that was trying to over fill the discs. Have tried EP and LP and this just started when I had a disc set to record to the end. I can't even open that one or finalize it. The rest do the same. They are working fine and when the error comes up, ZAP the disc is dead, no access.

I also tried putting the same disc into another Magnavox DVD recorder, still no access. These are both the most reliable recorders I've ever owned and I've had a number.

magnavox error message dvd "e 6 2a031000 can not record on this disc."

I suspect at this point, a batch of cheap Nexxtech DVDs. Also it's possible that it's a heat problem with the recorder? Once the disc goes into error mode, it's unreadable and all recordings that haven't been written to the TOC become invisible, but that time is forever lost on the DVD.

DVD is visibly (looking at recording surface) FULL but the supposed record time isn't used up. Data error. Discs reporting wrong size. Try a different brand of DVD.

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Error code E 4 54040990


I, too, was having this same problem, and as the last respondent suggested, try cleaning the lens. There are a number of kits out there (I got a Philips for about $12 at Walmart) and problem fixed. Works like new. I plan on running the disc on all my dvd players and PCs. Good luck!

May 27, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Recording from directv


Well I don't have that problem anymore since I unplugged the thing for about a minute. It's working fine now.

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Not recoring


solution to your delema, your machine will only record onto a digital audio cd.

Jul 16, 2008 | Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder

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Won't record


I've just spoken to a friend who also has one of these older Philips recorders & he has the same problem.

As per my previous post, he fixed his problem by locating old stocks of blanks. New audio discs seem to have been manufactured & optimised for fast writing speeds (up to 32x speed) & this is causing the problem (you can't write at x1 or x2 speed to these new speedy discs).

Trying a few different brands of discs to try out is a whole lot cheaper than a repair. I suggest when you find a brand that works, you stock up on these discs as it seems they will become ever rarer.

Good luck!

Dec 11, 2007 | Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder

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