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DVD Burner will not read disks.

Hi, I have the Rd 34 XS, and the DVD drive is now not reading disks, it is multi region but now my original disks or my recorded disk do not read. Is there a replacement dvd ram drive I can replace it with?. I have cleaned it thouroughly, btu still not reading.

Any advice would be very helpful.

Regards ****.

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  • Mick_1968 Mar 16, 2008

    Toshiba RD 34 XS Dvd drive replacement required?.

  • gmk1393 May 01, 2008

    I have a Toshiba RD-XS54SU, not exactly the same DVR, but it has just started to do that too. Every disc I put in, blank, one I made, purchased movie disc, even the lens cleaning disc will not play and the machine says the disc is bad. And now, maybe, I can't get the cable signal through the machine...unless there's something I've forgotten when I reconnected it. The solution, by the way, before the signal problem, turning it off, etc...tried it several times to no avail.



    But this machine was never right, and I had bad feelings about a DVR with a fan that ran 24/7 even when switched off.



    Soon after getting it the machine set new limits. I could only record in LP for about 3 hours, not 4. It would get a couple minutes beyond 3 hours and screw up. In SP same thing, 1 hour 30 minutes instead of 2 hours. I lived with the limit for quite a while. But aggravating beyond this was that it would frequently fail to burn a disc, blame it on the disc, if, say, I was making more than a couple disc. Usually I'd burn a disc or two, leave it alone for a while, then burn another one or two and usually then it wouldn't fail. I'm thinking an all too easy overheating problem.



    But now here I am. Can't make a disc, lots of programs in the HD to rescue, and now it apparently can't bring in the cable signal as well. (An annoying side issue. Tried to copy the programs to a JVC DR-MV7S (no HD...sucks) straight to disc, but there's a feature in that machine that will only allow you to record something once and it's reading these programs as once-recorded, apparently, and refuses to record them to disc, so I'll have to either get the Toshiba working or find another way to rescue the programs in it.



    I'm not very happy with Toshiba right now.



    Kelly

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    My unit will not play DVD's of any compatible media type provioulsy recorded with this unit , commercial DVDs or reconize blank media. It says the disk may be damaged or need cleaning. I supect it may be the DVD drive itself but I cannot find an exact replacement drive.

  • littlefrank Jun 22, 2008

    My RD-XS34 will not play DVDs of any of the compatible formats that were previously record in this machine or commercial DVDs and will not recognize blank media. It says that the disk may be damaged or need cleaning. I suspect it is the DVD drive itself but an exact replacement doesn’t seem to be available anymore.



    I have opened up the unit, disassembled the drive and cleaned the laser lens. This did not remedy the problem.

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Hi ****,

I've one of these machines too, and you've stumbled upon the one flaw that lets the machine down. In my experience the only way to solve this is to:
1/ Eject the DVD
2/ Turn the machine off (standby mode)
3/ Unplug from the wall for at least a minute or 2
4/ Reconnect the machine, leave it at least a minute in standby mode.
5/ Attempt to play a known 'good' (commercial) DVD

This usually works although I have occasionally had to repeat the process. Hope this helps, regards,


Lone Starr
(Rust Never Sleeps)

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