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Error code E 4 54040990

I get the error message: Recording Error, Can not record on this disc, E 4 54040990. I record direct from TV, wait patiently for the perfect moment to hit record, and WHAM! 4 seconds into the recording the same error message appears. I have gone through literally hundred of DVD+R blanks, with only an occassional toasted disk until my current sleeve of 50 Fujifilm DVD+R blanks. Out of the first 20, 12 have given this error. At first I was angry at Fujifilm for a low quality blank DVD, but now I am of the opinion I may have a low quality recorder. It has been over a year since the last post on this subject. Have people given up? Did you all buy new recorders or better blanks? The curious would like to know.

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  • dan_liston May 27, 2009

    I seem to have found my own solution. I ran a CD/DVD drive lens cleaner in my Magnavox MWR20V6 for about 1:30 (that's minutes:seconds) and all the disks that failed to record previously are now recording successfully. I have not gone through the entire stack, but confidence is high that they will all work now. Amazing what a little cleaning can accomplish.

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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!

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