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Trouble recording dvd

Before it recorded any dvd R-, but now can't read empty disk, or record for 10-15 minutes and shows error massege, or finish recording, but can't write to the disk.

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Re: trouble recording dvd

Bad laser good luck
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Sorry this isn't a solution, but I just want to commiserate with you. I am having the same problem. I guess the problem started about three weeks ago. The recorder will not recognize any blank DVD-R discs and it only recognized 1 out of 4 new DVD-RAM discs. It would read most of my older DVD-RAM discs but would refuse to erase some of the old recorded programming. It also refused to recognize some of the older DVD-RAM discs, so in frustration I reformatted one. I was able to record and watch a couple of shows, but now it is saying "Unformat" for that disc.
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RW is for read/write, for use if you would want to record something every day, or someting your not saving for a long time, and not need to use up to many disks. If you are trying to "save" something, I'd use -R or +R. I have not used -R. I think it was something I had read that the -R was not as good as the +R format, but I can't remember what that was.
I have used +R with no problems as long as there is no issues with the recorder. I have had two recorders that have given me trouble with different things.
One does not "see" the +R disks and I have to use RW for that one. Acctually I don't record anything anymore. After having seen HD, the picture from recording, even to DVD, just isn't that good.
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It says "Disk error" on any disk. It won't read disk

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The laser in 5101 could be defective or maybe just dirty.Try cleaning with a commercial cleaning disc,put a drop of rubbing alcohol on cleaning brushes.When this happens sometimes it will still be a usable disc but not always.Try putting in another dvd player or recorder or your PC if it plays dvds,the readers in PC are of a better quality and will often read discs that those cheap dvd readers can't.
R+ or R- discs need to finalized after recording RW+and RW- discs do not.It is always a good policy to finalze the second your recording is finished otherwise it may not play in other players or recorders.
When you make a recording in a dvd recorder an it doensn't recognize the disc it just recorded it quite often has a defective laser.This particular model has been plagued with early laser failure.

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