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Dvd/vcr recorder/magnavox get error code e4 54043e02 says cant record on disk. using same disk as in past!

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I am having the same issue as some of these other folks that posted. I get the error as stated in earlier posts. The recorder appears to not be able to format my disks for use in recording????? I have recorded from TV to DVD and from VHS to DVD in the past using a DVD-R disk. At this time I am trying the DVD-R and DVD+RW disks.



    I am using (never used before) DVD +RW disks. I tried three different disks. Very frustrating, I thought my machine may just have a problem (as if something is broken) , after reading other similar issues, I think the recoreder has less that perfect engineering or manufacturig reliability issues.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    My MWR20V6 will no longer record to the disks I used to use (TDK DVD+R 16x; Maxell DVD+RW; TDK DVD-R 4x). I receive either Error E4-5403900 or Error E4-54043e02. I can record to HP DVD-R 16x without problem. Is there a way to try cleaning the lens without taking it to a service center? We have owned the machine a little over a year, but have hardly used it for anything except dvd playback.

  • rogk Jan 10, 2009

    I have a phillips Magnavox MRV660/17 DVD Player/Recorder The last time I used it it worked fine. Now when i tried to use it I put a disk in and close the tray, whwn it is through reading it says NO DISK. What is wrong with it.

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I'm on my second Magnavox MWR20V6 recorder in less than a year. I've made close to 1,000 DVDs, mostly dubbing from homemade videos of TV shows, but it's not been easy. They have some finicky quirks that aren't mentioned in the manual.

The second Magnavox I got worked far better than the first, and really has been pretty satisfactory. The first one (which finally just died) never had decent tracking, even when I was copying a video tape I'd made on the same machine to DVD!

I got the error e4 54043e02 on both machines. I'd be using the exact same brand and type of DVD that I'd used for hundreds of other times, but I'd get a new spindle of DVDs and few or none of them could be formatted, and were unusable.

I think the problem might be with the DVDs. I have tried all the brands I could find. I first tried Maxell, as recommended in the manual. They worked fine (both -RW and +RW) until one day they just quit working for me. The worst were the ones that had CPRM printed on the DVDs around the inner hub, but I couldn't find any way to tell (before buying them and opening the package) which disks were this type because the label on the package was identical to the Maxell DVDs that worked. I contacted the company and sent them all the DVD numbers and error codes but they didn't tell me anything. It seems to be some kind of company secret.

Then I tried Memorex DVD+RW 4x and they worked very reliably-- until the last pack I got. I'm getting the e4 54043e02 error again!!! I emailed the company but haven't heard back yet, due to the holiday weekend.

So my big complaint is that I can't find ANY DVDs to use for recording. What I've seen so far on the internet gives me the idea that blank DVDs are kinda junky or unreliable in general, also that it's a VERY good idea to keep those old video tapes, which might end up lasting far longer that DVDs anyway. I'd hoped to get rid of the old VHS tapes due to the storage space needed for them, but it looks like I won't be. Unless I can find good DVDs, I'll just go back to VHS recording.

Incidentally, Memorex gives me the impression that they'll refund my purchase price, while Maxell had no interest in making a refund!!

Also I think the DVD-R give fewer problems, but I use +RW for nearly all my recording because I like to edit them. I'd suggest trying a DVD-R if you get desperate.

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My solution may be to never buy this companies products again as I have been having the same issue and since the machine is not been used much and since the disks worked before it really ticks me off. The suggestion noted to my issue recently really didn't seem to be valid due my above statted time period of no problems then sudden isses tends to show me poor quality of equipment by manufaturer.

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