Question about Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder

2 Answers

I bought a Toshiba DVR about 3 years ago and ever sence I bought it, it has never recorded anything on any DVD+R OR DVD+RW that i could find and it will not even play already recorded dvd's or play half of my movies that where bough at a store or rented.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

95% OF THE TIMES I could fix a problem like this was by cleaning with rubbing alcohol the rubber ring on the little rotating disc in the center of the drive mechanism. !!!! Because users always stick their index finger into the hole of all the CD'S for inserting a disc into the tray that a tiny amount of grease gets deposited onto the little rotation disc which touches the center of any inserted disc at about half an inch from its center hole. (underneath) When its greasy the discs slide and the inserted discs speed stays uneven and slow.
You must open the drivebox ( after unplugging the power-cable) to see and clean it.
Be careful to not look at it with power "on" because the laser will make you go blind (danger!!!!!!! )

Posted on Dec 21, 2015

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Toshiba Master
  • 5,126 Answers

Don't understand why you didn't take it back and ask for your money back 3 years ago? I suggest you go to an legal advice center and see if you can still do something about it.

It sounds like the lazer or lens could be faulty. However it could be just a bad soldering joint.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Can't record on dvd+rw disc what kind of disc do I need Thank You


There might be a firmware upgrade to allow this I would use DVD-R for full compatibility however DVD+R media from Philips is increasing in compatibility with most NON Philips and Sony players.

Feb 25, 2010 | Pioneer DVR-225 DVD Recorder

3 Answers

Snowy screen when I play a DVD


hi!!!!
try to change the cable!!!
may that helpS :)


Sep 27, 2008 | Sanyo DRW-1000 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Bought a Toshiba DVR and it will not record on any DVD+R OR DVD+RW that i can find,and it will not play already recorded DVD any half of the rentals or movies i buy.I paid $180 on a unit that does not...


the best solution is to give call the company and tell if you can change the unit and if its still covered by the warranty so you can change it free.

Jun 20, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Can't record anything....dvr won't recognize blank


Not sure, but could be as simple as switching to a dvd-rw disc. Not all recorders recognize all formats.

Mar 16, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Trouble recording to DVD - connections are not done right - Sharp DVD-RW340


I had to run from the RCA outs of my DVR into the inputs that are on the front right of the RW340...behind the little door.  Now I can easily record from live cable or from my Comcast DVR recorder.  Couldn't get it to work from the backside inputs.
Mine is just the DV RW340 (no U).  And yes, the manual is brutal.  We had to call tech support to find what disc will actually work in the darned thing.
Now my big problem is finding more 4x DV-R disks. Shoulda bought more when Comp USA was clearing them out a few years ago!

I have had great success with Dynex Model: DX-DVD-R25 discs.  And they play equally nicely on my Toshiba DVD player in the livingroom.   I have also given several away to people after I had transfered home videos to DVD and those people all had good results playing the discs that I made on my lowly Sharp Dv-RW340.

Sep 13, 2008 | Sharp DV-RW340U DVD Recorder/VCR

4 Answers

No Disc


I have the same model ... you can't use DVD-R or DVD-RW discs, only DVD+R or DVD+RW

Apr 26, 2008 | Cyberhome DVD Recorder - DVR1600

1 Answer

Recording DVD-RW


Make sure the discs you are using are the same as the ones listed as compatible in the manual:

• DVD-RW ver. 1.1 / 1x / 1x to 2x, ver. 1.2 /
2x to 4x / 2x to 6x
• DVD-R ver. 2.0 /1x / 1x to 4x /
1x to 8x / 1x to 16x, ver. 2.1 / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD+RW 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 3.3x to 8x
• DVD+R 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD-RAM ver. 2.0 / 2x, ver. 2.1 / 2x / 2x to
3x / 2x to 5x, ver. 2.2 / 2x / 2x to 3x / 2x to 5x
• DVD-R DL ver. 3.0 / 2x to 4x
• DVD+R DL 2.4x / 2.4x to 8x

Any brand can be used.

Jan 11, 2008 | Pioneer DVR-540HX DVD Recorder/HDD...

1 Answer

Loading DVD-RW discs


My recorder has stopped accepting NEW DVD-RW discs and ejects them.
There is no problem loading DVD-R (new or recorded)or loading previous recorded DVD-RW, initializing and re-recording
I have tried several different DVD-RW makes. Puzzling??

Nov 03, 2006 | Pioneer DVR-5100H DVD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder Logo

235 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74251 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2318 Answers

Henry  Thomas
Henry Thomas

Level 3 Expert

1074 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...