Question about LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

DVD Burning doesn't Disc in Setup..

LG 4820W DVD/ HDD Recorder:
Can't record/ burn to DVD..the Disc icon in setup is shaded out..when trying to "Dubbing" from HDD to Disc, message is displayed to "Change Disc" then ejects ..

Any ideas appreciated.

Posted by on

  • alansattic Mar 06, 2008

    I have same problem, found m/c doesn't like many disc's. Also have problem with playing some pre-recorded dvd's. As dvd drive checks out ok (on a pc), think could be a firmware problem. Anybody know where one can get firmware upgrade?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    have tried both manual and auto format options, after a short time on loading disc a failed message appears on screen, have tried the usual changing brands of disc, but to no prevail. have had this unit for a number of years now with no probs. am I looking at fitting a new disc recorder module (very expensive) or is there another way of transferring the contents of the HDD I could try. The programmes I have left on it I really don't want to erase but I only have around 5 hrs recording time left. As a last resort would it be possible to remove the HDD and transfer to my PC & burn the DVD's from there. thanks in advance BH



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Been checking out my m/c and found that there are many -r & -rw discs the m/c does not recognise which gives rise to this problem. However the m/c does recognise VERBATIM discs and I have been able to record and dub to them with no problems.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When initializing disc receive message on screen saying 'Unknown disc, Please check disc again'

When you have had a dvd_rw in your computer; your LG won't except them anymore.In the next steps I'll show you how to solve that problem
first take a new (unused dvd_rw)
Initalize the new dvd_rw in your LG.
write " LG master dvd_rw" on it and put it in a safe place.
when you've a dvd'_rw used in your computer but you want to burn something from your LG on it take next steps

take the master LG and put it in your computer
start Nero or an other burning program
choose disc copy and copy the master to the used dvd_rw.
when done , take the copy and put it in the LG.
this time the LG will exept the copy.
Put the master LG again away

good luck

Jul 31, 2009 | LG RH1999H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder


LG DBRH198 Region Free Fix Would you like to unlock your LG DBRH198 to Region...

LG DBRH198 Region Free Fix

Would you like to unlock your LG DBRH198 to Region Free?

Follow these steps to unlock your LG DBRH198:

  1. Power on the player
  2. Open DVD disc tray
  3. Press HOME on the remote control
  4. Select SETUP
  5. Use arrows on the remote control to select LOCK icon
  6. Enter 0000000
  7. You get the REGION FREE message
  8. Confirm OK
Your LG DBRH198 is now Region Free.

I hope that helps.

on Apr 25, 2010 | LG DBRH197H DVD Player/HDD Recorder

1 Answer

LG HDD DVD RH1757 region code problem

Press 'setup' on the remote
Scroll down to the 'lock' icon
Press 0 seven times - you'll get onscreen confirmation.

Oct 21, 2008 | LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

2 Answers

Dubbing VHS to DVD

You have to go into the Home menu and select setup. At the bottom left there should be an icon that looks like a dvd disc. Select that and then go to finalize and select that to finalize the disc. After that is complete it should play on any dvd player. I had this problem and I got through to LG's customer service line and had them talk me through it. After I finalized the disc, it worked.

Oct 10, 2008 | LG RC199H DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Live in region 2 want to play region 1

To unlock all regions:

1.Press Setup on remote
2.Scroll down to Lock icon
3.Press 0000000


Aug 26, 2008 | LG RH1999H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

2 Answers

Need to play region 1 DVD in region 2

I just got a RH387H in Hong Kong, region 3, but the above method doesn't work, this model has slightly different icon, no "lock" icon, I tried in other similar location but no effect, hopefully someone will provide a method.

Jun 28, 2008 | LG RH1999H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

2 Answers

Need to play region 1 DVD in region 2


try a search on your dvd here check for region codes dvd


May 31, 2008 | LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

1 Answer

Reading multi zone DVD's

If you forget your 4-digit code
If you forget your password, to clear the current
password, follow the procedure below.
1. Display Setup menu then select an 1 level icon.
2. Use the Number buttons to enter the 6-digit
number “210499”.
3. Select [Yes] then press ENTER. The 4-digit
password is cleared. Enter a new code.

Mar 10, 2008 | LG RH1999H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

2 Answers

Dubbing rom hdd to dvd

All you have to do is select dvd on the remote (at the top). Then it should do it automatically. If it doesn't, go to menu, then setup, disk, format. That does the job.

Nov 17, 2007 | LG RH1999H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

2 Answers

LG RH1999H DVD HDD Recorder

1. Turn machine on
2. Use remote to open disc tray
3. Use remote to go to setup area of menu (Home - Left) and scroll down to 'Lock' symbol
4. Press 0 seven times

Oct 29, 2007 | LG RH1999H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG RH-4820 DVD Recorder Logo

Related Topics:

322 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Televison & Video Experts

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75032 Answers

Are you a LG Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides