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Toshiba DVR recorder incorrect disk message

I accidently tried recording on a DVD+R in my Toshiba D-VR4XSU VCR & DVD video recorder and now it displays an "incorrect disk" message and won't play any DVDs. Unplugging it and using the reset function recommended in the manual (holding the on/standby button for 10+ seconds) does not help. Any suggestions? unable to record disks....incorrect disk warning

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  • lindakrau Feb 22, 2008

    same problem - the damn machine doesn't record anything anymore. it doesn't play half of what I put into it, and it started not even playing selected videos -- is it the laser? Is that worth fixing? I will never buy a Toshiba anything again - and I'm looking for a Tablet- they say the Portagee is a good one- I won't buy Toshiba because of this bad experience. I've had had to load all types of DVD discs - none work.. Linda K Any help? lk

  • dynoangel Oct 05, 2008

    we have had the same problem. My husband tried to record something and now we are not able to play any disc in it. We get incorrect disk on every disk...has anyone found a solution to this. Please let me know if you have

    Renee

  • becoolwraps Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem - "incorrect disk" message with ANYTHING I try to play. Any ideas?? Many thanks!

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I also have the same problem and have been emailing Toshibas customer service about this but have yet to get a response. My Recorder gives me the "incorrect disc" message whenever it is turned on without there even being a disc in the system. I've tried unplugging, resetting on the dvd player itself and nothing works.

  • tobinleeg Mar 18, 2009

    I also have the Toshiba D-VR4XSU and it is now saying "Incorrect disc" when I try to watch a DVD. I appreciated California L's response and got my player back to the factory settings. But after trying it several times, it is still saying the same thing. Any updates or success stories?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    My 3yr old Toshibia D-VR4 worked for 200+ DVDs from off air movie recording but now only gives me "Incorrect disk" every time I turn it on, with or without disk in.
    I did the reset to factory many times & left it unpluged for days. Same ERROR. Also to turn it off I have to hold the OFF button for 30sec+ to get the system to turn off. Trying to record to VCR now not sure of that will still work?


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You could try the factory initializing process I found on another webesite (AVS Forums): "Had this message pop up a few weeks ago. Tried the solutions in the manual, no go. Tried unplugging it for 7 days, no go. Called Toshiba customer service @1-800-631-3811, the tech told me: 1) turn on TV and set to receive your DVD signal 2) Turn on DVD player and remove any discs 3) put Dvd / VCR selector on DVD 4) at the same time, push channel selector button UP (^) along with the PLAY button 5) hold the buttons down until TV screen shows "Initializing" message, release buttons, let DVD player go thru it's reset cycle and shut down 6) turn DVD player on and watch your DVD movies now Works like a charm. Put this in your manual for the next time." My unit has not worked since December of last year, I only had it for one year and it conveniently stopped working right after the one year warranty. My unit was not functioning whatsoever past turning it on, but when I did the factory initialization I was able to operate my unit again....UNFORTUNATELY, it still does not read disks, I still get the "Incorrect Disk" message. I guess I could consider it progress. But still try it, it may work for you. My unit just seems to be fried beyond repair. If anyone has any suggestions on how to correct the incorrect disk problem, I would be greatly appreciative. I'm not ready to throw mine away yet!

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