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Emerson EWR20V4 that wont record DVD's

I have a Emerson EWR20V4. When I attempt to record anything to a DVD-RW or R. I get a recording error message that appears and states it cannot record to this disc. The error messages are E7, EAO37383 these are 1X-2X Memorex DVD's and also with Sony 4X DVD's with a E7 erorr message. I have recorded times in the past. The system is only about 12-18 months old. I tried different discs, cleaning & unplugging it for a few hours with no avail. Any suggestions????????

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  • erky Jan 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have run out of things to attempt and am looking for help too!!!

  • pooh3 Feb 11, 2008

    I have a Emerson EWR20V4. When I attempt to record anything to a DVD-RW or R. I get a recording error message that appears and states it cannot record to this disc. The error messages are E7, EAO37383 these are 1X-2X Memorex DVD's and also with Sony 4X DVD's with a E7 erorr message. I have recorded times in the past. The system is only about 12-18 months old. I tried different discs, cleaning & unplugging it for a few hours with no avail. Any suggestions????????

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Sure, My suggestion is to call 1-800-605-8453, They will be glad to help you with that error code!
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