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JVC DR=MX1 Can not access the hard drive to play, record or dub , just turns the whole machine off and tries to reset itself. Have no problems with the vcr or dvd player.

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This happened to mine - could be that it is getting too hot (mine is in a cabinet) - turning the machine off (by unplugging the plug, not putting on standby) and letting it cool down seems to work.

However, the dvd has now stopped working (not related to the above problem) - hence me looking

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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Hi I am trying to dub from a VHS tape to a DVD+RW disc and I get an error message "CAN NOT DUB WITH THIS DISC" I have tryed different disc and different brands and I still get the error message?...

a while ago many vhs tapes had a protection sceme to prevent copying, i forget the namee right now, "something" vision" i think. it may be the vhs and not dvd disc.

Jan 14, 2011 | JVC DR-MX1 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Unable to do anything!!!


In what state is the unit? Is everything else functioning asides from what you posted?

Feb 02, 2008 | JVC DR-MX1S DVD Recorder/VCR

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My JVC DR-MV150B plays prerecorded VHS tapes fine.

Try opening the front hatch of the tape by pressing the small, square button on the right or left (short) side of the tape. Check the black tape inside for any marks, dirt, scratches, tears, etc. If the tape is fine then your unit needs to be cleaned with a tape cleaner available at any electronics specialty or retail store. Good luck to you!

Jan 02, 2010 | JVC DR-MV150B DVD Recorder/VCR

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JVC DR-MX1 loading error - how can I retrieve hard disk hdd conte

well, i sympathize with your problem- it may be a bit expensive, but there are 'data recovery' services available on-line. if the data on the hd is still intact, then they can either 'burn' it to dvds, or transfer it to an external, usb hd. then, if your pc has a dvd burner, you can archive the content to dvds! store them in hard case holders-make copies and store them in a safe place! fire-resistant safe, safe deposit box, with a trusted relative or friend, in case the originals become damaged. also, use the external to archive any future pictures, or videos- then back them up on dvds! would suggest 500GB-1TB usb 2.0 external,if your pc can support it! $85-150. cheap!
might send the external along with the 180MB to whatever service you decide to go with, that will save some $$, in the long run. (or it should- research what the recovery services offer!).
good luck!

Oct 04, 2009 | JVC DR-MX1S DVD Recorder/VCR

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Firmware crashed, unable to get repair in UK

I also have a faulty unit with discs that hadn't yet been finalised. You can access the discs via your PC. I used a program called IsoBuster by Smart Projects. There is a free demo which you can download. Just google it.

As for the faulty power supply, just scrap the unit and DON'T buy JVC again. Eventually, they will have to listen to the economies of scale.........

Sep 18, 2009 | JVC DR-MX1S DVD Recorder/VCR

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I have a JVC DR-MV5S. When I dub a VHS to DVD,

The disk must be finalized. Instructions are on page 79 of the instruction booklet for the MV5S. I can't get the manual to download from the MVC site, but maybe it will work later. Hopefully you have the manual.

Jul 13, 2009 | JVC DR-MV5S DVD Recorder/VCR

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I need a user manual for JVC DVD RECORD/VCR COMBO Model DR-MV1S

I got mine on-line, though I've forgotten where. Do a search using "JVC DR-MV1 manual". If all else fails, I could send you a copy, The pdf size is 8196 kb.

Feb 03, 2009 | JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder/VCR

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Dr-mh30s. stops dubbing after a few minutes.

I seem to have sorted this problem for me simply by unplugging power.
I actually left it for nearly a week before plugging in again, but I'm sure a day would do, probably less.
Dubbed 2 playlists since, no problem.
Nice simple solution if it works.

Feb 22, 2008 | JVC DR-MH30S DVD Recorder

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This machine has a lot of problems. One thing that often works is to turn it off and unplug it for a couple of minutes. Then plug it in again. Then it will say "loading" for quite a while. Leave it alone until it turns itself on. Then it should be okay. If the couple of minutes doesn't work, sometimes unplugged overnight (same method) works, but then you have to reset everything.

Feb 02, 2008 | JVC DR-MX1S DVD Recorder/VCR

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Hard Drive not responding

sounds like a bad hard drive or a software problem and if im not mistaking this kinda thing has to be done "in-house"(at the factory) Try this info Hope it helps!! Good Luck Main support number(800) 252-5722 Email support

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