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New discs reported as bad discs

RCA DRC 8052NC DVD recorder reports new discs as bad discs. It has been recording from scheduled events just fine. Now it doesn't recognize new discs as valid to record to. I purchased another set of discs just to make sure i didn't have a bad batch of discs. Same problem. This unit was sent in 6 months or so ago with an inability to read any discs at all. Will this problem be related and will I again have to send it out for repairs?

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  • rlerario Nov 15, 2008

    this DVD Recorder has an internal hard drive (disc library) and on ours, when the disc library starts to get filled, it records, but doesn't recognize that it has recorded. It doesn't recognize new disks (cannot use DVR-R, but will use DVR+RW and DVR+R). You can temporarily fix it by initializing again and erasing the entire disc library.



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It sounds like it could be the start of the same problem have you tried using a lense cleaning disk to clean off any dust are you making sure the air vents arent blocked on the unit as overheating can cause this problem but first try lense cleaner and if the air vents are not blocked then you will find it is the same prob as before they are known for this fault and i have came across several that need replacing at the end of the day you need to think is it worth keep getting repaired paying out for this all the time or would you be better of buying a new one as it is the second time it has played up i would replace whole unit as this problem looks like it will keep happening hope this is some help to you good luck

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