Question about Toshiba Televison & Video
I have a RD85DT HDD/DVD PVR recorder which has been very good until now.
I recorded to a DVD and it would not finalize.
After this an Error 14 came up, how do I clear this error?
Is it a case of cleaning the DVD drive?
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Nov 09, 2012 | Televison & Video
The built in dvd drive of the
Hr-720 is very useful to be able to copy videos from the hdd to dvds. After a
few months, my dvd rw refused to format rw disks and gave system error messages.
Managed to fix the problem by
doing the following:
Remove the top pvr cover.
Then the dvd drive cover is very easy to remove, only 5 screws and it is off.
Cleaned lens with cotton bud +
cd cleaner fluid
Sprayed lens assembly
traversing rod with wd40
Adjusted dvd potentiometer (circled
in red) - turned +540 degrees clockwise = 1.5 turns
The significant tweak here is
the pot adjustment. The idea is to reduce the diode resistance to get more
current through the dvd laser = more power. I noticed a difference straight
away with the first tweaks of 180 deg at a time, the dvd would load more
quickly and several formatted successfully. The pot should be set to between
4k-6k ohms, but there is no obvious way of measuring this.
So Im hoping this should be
ok now. It is worth trying as the dvd drive in its previous state was useless
electronic junk anyway, although the hdd has always been fine.
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