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Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder / VCR - formatting DVD-RW

When I load DVD-RW to player and try to record am advised that disc unable to be formatted.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Getting a no disc error

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    player says disc is loading but then stops and says no disc

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    player says disc loading and then says no disc message.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    want to record VCR tape to DVD-R but it doesn't work. When I insert a DVD-R into the dvd disk it says initializing but but then a window pops up saying there may be a problem with the disc and i can not open the window to format either. Thanks



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This unit only supports 2X -RW discs or 4X -R discs.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007


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