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Will not recognize some dvd discs. Is there a firmware upgrade that is needed or does it need to be replaced?

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These older machines are unable to read different formats of recorded disks..bur a cheap DVD player they read all formats

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It will not load certain dvd discs


Below is a list of discs that should or should not be used with the DVD recorders.
DVD-R
4x can be used
8x will result in a disc error.
DVD-RW
2x can be used
4x will result in a disc error.
The following discs have been tested and are proven to be compatible with our DVD recorders.
MEMOREX DVD-R
FUJIFILM DVD-R
FUJIFILM DVD-RW
IMATION DVD-RW
IMATION DVD-R 2.0
TDK DVD-RW 2X
TDK DVD-R 2X
The following are brands of discs we DO NOT recommend:
MEMOREX DVD-RW
SONY DVD-RW
SONY DVD-R
TDK DVD-RW 4x
TDK DVD-R 4x

Please be aware that a free software upgrade is now available to customers. This upgrade will enable your unit to recognize the (DVD-R 8x) discs. To obtain a copy, please call 1-800-242-7158. Customer service by phone is available 7 days a week 6:00am to 9:00pm pacific time.

In order to receive the upgrade we need to know what firmware version your unit requires. First you need to access the DVD recorders service mode. Turn on the DVD Recorder and the Television, make sure the unit is on the DVD side. You may access the service mode by pressing the CMSKIP button on the remote control. Once you press CMSKIP you must press the numbers 1,2,3. You must do this quickly so it may take a couple tries. The model name will appear on the screen followed by Firmware Version. I need to know the serial number next to FE:
Press the RETURN button to exit screen.


Brian W.
Customer Support
Funai Corporation
19900 Van Ness Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
1-800-256-2487 Customer Support
1-310-320-0571 fax

Feb 07, 2010 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Philips DVDR3450H. How format the HD?


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Found a document DVDR3450H_3452H_3460H_eurp FWUpgradewk635.pdf Describes procedure of firmware update and disc formatting. Some cut'n'paste from the document:


2. Preparations for new HDD
In the event when the set unable to boot up or recordings not stored due to an defective HDD, the HDD will have to be replaced with the steps describe below:
1. Replace the Faulty HDD with a new HDD.
2. Before connecting the new HDD on the Digital Board ,the jumper pin at the connector of the HDD is to be removed.
3. Connect the new HDD to the Digital Board.
4. Power up the set . It will open the tray and prompt to load the upgrading disc.(the upgrade disc is
the same disc under firmware upgrading.)
5. The set will display
“Load”.
6. Put the upgrade disc and close the tray and the set will show
“Copy” ……… “Boot”
7. The rest of the procedure follows the software upgrade given in 1B -Procedure to apply the firmware upgrade.
*Note : 1)Do not press any button or interrupt the main supply ,otherwise the set may
become defective.
2)When the HDD formatting is successful ,the set will go to standby mode.

Jan 17, 2010 | Philips DVDR3450H DVD Recorder/HDD...

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CD-R can open on my macbook just fine and I can burn files and songs onto them, but anything blank DVD won't be recognize by my computer, it will just spit it out.


Have you tried more than one brand of blank dvd-r?

--You could try using a cd / dvd cleaner disc but if that doesn't work then it's quite possible that the dvd portion of the laser has gone out. It would have to be replaced for full functionality.

One more thing you could try if you're feeling bold would be to find the firmware version of the drive and upgrade the firmware.

Let me know if you need more help or have any other questions, thoughts, etc.

Nov 25, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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Dvd recorder Emerson EWR10D4 will not recognize any dvd disc will only play every blank disc i have tried it says error cannot record on this disc have tried multipl kind so disc and speeds.This is the...


If the person did a firmware upgrade,he might have flashed it with a bad firmware,or the wrong one.You will need to get the original firmware and reflash it and see if that helps.
The other option is the laser might have gone bad in it.

Sep 02, 2009 | Emerson Televison & Video

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Problem formatting the disks


Your burner has gone south. You can try a firmware upgrade to possible correct the issue but if that does not do the trick then the burner needs to be replaced.

Aug 19, 2017 | JVC Video Cameras

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Update with disc model BH100


Download the firmware file and how to document here:
http://us.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp

Follow document to create a disk, and update the firmware.

Dec 29, 2008 | LG BH100 Blu-Ray Disc Player

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SAMSUNG DVD R120 error EC:0207


I had exactly the same problem -- error message of "This disc can be neither played nor recorded. Please check the disk [EC:0207]" after the machine had been working fine for a year. I downloaded the latest firmware from the Samsung website, burned it to a CD-R disk (took three tries until the DVD Recorder recognized the disk -- worked when I used Rocio CD Creater software), then loaded the firmware updates to the DVD Recorder. On the Samsung website you can retrive the firmware update instructions as well. I had to perform the firmware upgrade several times until it successfully updated both the system firmware as well as the disk firmware. After successfully updating both, the Recorder now recognizes the DVD-R disks and I was able to resume recording. I have however, noted some choppiness with the playback of the newly recorded disks. Other than that, the firmware upgrade successfully resolved the problem.

Oct 29, 2007 | Samsung DVDR120 DVD Recorder

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Cd not recognized


Often the Laser for the CD section gets burnt out... I have seen this often there is no fix... Ya gonna haveta get a replacement sorry.

Apr 19, 2007 | Lite On (SOHW1633S) DVD±RW Dual Layer...

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