Question about Philips Televison & Video
I can record on my philips DVDR3480 using dvd+r but they wont play back on any other machine my pc dosnt even recognize a disc is in the tray it plays back on the philips DVDR3480 ok. but that defeats the whole point of it i want to record stuff and watch it in another location. am i doing something wrong what settings if any do i need to change? this is driving me insane please help
My phillips dvdr3480 will not let me record from my camcorder it states writing has failed please help
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same unit. Similar problem but mine does not erase the disc. It says disc error on almost all dvd that are store bought and kicks them out. Will play almost all of the ones I recorded on it and finalized. I must let a disc in it at all times or door will not open. Lots of bad stuff on the net about this unit. It is a lemon! Mine is out of warranty and sony wants $175 to fix. Saw some blogs where it was serviced 3 times and still not right. Buy a new one before investing in the unit you have as there are many gremlins in it! Sorry I cannot offer specific help but this is where I am at!!
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
SOURCE: wont play dvds, only cds,
DVD & CD use different wavelengths for the read head. I suspect that the blue laser is out of alignment or otherwise in need of repair.
PhotoCD is a format.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
SOURCE: Philips DVDR615/69
Take, if good batteris from the remote controller and recycel the unit, and by a better one. I have the same problem, recordings will stay on the dvd only a short thime readable and later the disk is empty.
Sorry my english.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to the club. My dvdrhd04 is going into the shop tomorrow. I too was overwhelmed with vhs tapes and was excited to transfer them over to dvd...Now I'm unable to watch them. sigh. It was playing the purchases dvd's fine, but recently started stalling and clicking loudly.
I'm too chicken to try the repair myself, so I called on a computer tech to do it for me. I'm going to have him replace the dvd burner, hopefully internally, thus the reason I'm online now, doing a bit of research to hopefully help him out.
I'm not sure what the best type/brand of dvd burner to use, but the ones I've seen so far are relatively inexpensive. They range from 32.00 to 62.00..depending on the type...I even saw a blueray for 152.00, but i'm not sure if it will work in our unit.
Mine started ignoring certain brands of dvd's..then quit reading the ones I recorded...now the door won't open...I think it's time for a new dvd drive. I spent too much money on the unit to trash it, and the hard drive works great, I just can't burn off my favorite shows. I really love the thing so for me it's worth trying to save it....especially after seeing comparible units listing for over 400.00...gotta fix what I have.
I've also heard that the fan isn't big enough and that the heat is what is messing up the burners. I may ask my guy about that tomorrow and see if there is a better fan or if maybe using a laptop cooling pad will help...I'm game. At the moment, I can't remember if there are vents in the bottom. hummmmm. It's just a thought for you. I'm sure you've done a bit of research and seen that many people have had issues with the ilo's and now that the company is no more, we pretty much have to rely on each other for help. Thank goodness for the web.
Try a new dvd drive, & maybe a cooling pad that is not usb powered. hopefully this will help both of us.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
Use your knuckles to knock on top of cabinet just above disc tray door while at the same time pressing open button,99% of the time disc tray will open.The problem you have is caused by a worn out belt drive or the tray is out of alignment.The disc tray belts only cost $2,when tray is open you can see the minature belt that controls door to the right.Use twizzers to remove and replace.Belt size 1.9
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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