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DVD won't record

The VCR part of my combo works fine, but when I try to record on a dvd, I get a message saying the device cannot record.

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  • SeeYaLater Dec 24, 2007

    I am using DVD +R and unit still won't record.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008


  • kelbynliz Mar 11, 2008

    i get an error disk is not recordable but i've tried every kind of disk there is including the dvd=R, dvd-R and dvd-R/RW. but everytime i get the same error the appears. could there be something wrong with my recorder?

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    I tried to record on three different disks and none will record at all. I get the same message -not able to record on disk

  • DebVDH Jun 14, 2008

    When trying to record on DVD Model CWR 20V5, (and yes, I have the correct DVD's) the error message comes up, unable to record E4 54037380. What can I do?

  • blakknight70 Sep 22, 2008

    E4 error when I try to record on DVD.

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    same problem same error.



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I also get the error message using three new disks with different brand names. They all met the requirements in the manual. The service reps gave me three different answers. None worked. Finally, a rep said I had to use a specific disk similar to the one that came with the recorder (speed 8x). The manual said it works best with 2x. After checking the 8x, I learned it can cause many problems - not most importantly, not compatible with most other other players or recorders. I purchased it at Walmart, but am going to try returning it. I bought it 1 1/2 years ago but haven't attempted to use the recorder component till recently - so don't know what will happen. Sorry, to be the bearing of bad news to all of you who got stuck with this lemon.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008


Check your dvd that may not be a recordable dvd. You have to use either DVD R+, R-, or rewritable RW+/- disk. where did you buy it?

Posted on Dec 11, 2007


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