This is a disk problem the dvd only burns slower dvd formats if you put in a newer disk with a higher write speed you get this error. belive me i know cause i have this problem and have tested extensivly.
The unit is saying that its an "Un-format disc" problem. Is this the only error code you are getting? Also, what types of DVDs are being used? As in, DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD-RW and what speeds? 1x 2x 4x 8x 16x?
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If your dvd player only supports dvd+r discs then that is the only way it will record. It will only record once onto the dvd-rw and, since it doesn't support the re-writables, it won't be able to use this function. This is the most likely reason for the first error. The second problem is a little confusing. Is it when you are trying to record on dvd-rs or dvd-rws that it says it can't record?
I hope this post was helpful (for the first error, anyway).
Good luck! I hope everything works out!
If you have a timer recording scheduled, the "A" version has a software
problem when trying to finalize disks. I would return the unit if it
is under warranty, especially if it is under warranty.
If it is not, you have several options. Open the unit and make sure
that the ribbon connectors are seated firmly. Purchase a replacement
DVD writer from Magnavox and install it yourself for about $70. Return
it to Magnavox for repair. Get it repaired locally.
I have had excellent luck with the Sony DVD+RW disks that are made in
Taiwan. You might want to check the package and determine if they are
from Taiwan or elsewhere. If you have a PC that has a DVD writer,
check the problem DVD's in the PC.
I think it is your Magnavox, sorry to say.
Bulk disc that comes in cylinder case are some time faulty and loses quality because they packed on each other. The lens of the disc are sensitive so if disc is scratch or dirty will get error message "no read". Turn the unit off then unplug ac power cord for more than two minutes then reconnect and try disc again, if issue still exist purchase disc that comes in individual case.
I, too, was having this same problem, and as the last respondent suggested, try cleaning the lens. There are a number of kits out there (I got a Philips for about $12 at Walmart) and problem fixed. Works like new. I plan on running the disc on all my dvd players and PCs. Good luck!
I had that exact same problem. I would record a bunch of dvds with no problems for months and then some and one day it doesn't work. Only this showed up E4 EA03738B. However I've found the solution. Instead of going out and returning the recorder or buying new dvds just purchase a Laser Lense Cleaner. It's a dvd cleaner. Works like a charm.
OK. Finally "solved" this problem. You must use the brand name "Maxell" DVD disks, 2x or 4x (maybe 8x). Do not use variable speed disks (e.g. 1x--4x) or 16x. Walmart carries these!
The DVR -RW 2x finally got mine to record. I didn't think this would work, but it did. I am still experimenting with it. Had to download (free) VLC player to get it to play on my computer. Works fine in other DVD players.
Credits to the Sears' repairman, the guy at F., and my patience!