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Error code E 4 54040990

I am having trouble (that is an understatement) dubbing from VHS to DVD on my unit. I have successfully recorded from the tv onto DVDs, however when attempting to dub using the same discs, I get the error message: Recording Error, Can not record on this disc, E 4 54040990. The VHS record tab is intact, the DVD+R is long enough to hold the movie, and the record mode is set at 2hr (the length of the DVD+R). Any suggestions.

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  • cadcat Apr 17, 2008

    YEP! Same exact problem and the frustrating part is that it use to work fine when dubbing my home movies. For some reason it would only record on DVD-R and not the DVD+R - now it won't do either.

  • Martina_C Apr 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with new discs, after several attempts I was able to record on a disc I had started but not finalized but first I needed to turn off the disc protect, sadly I can not get into Disc edit on a new disk.

    a solution would sure be nice.

    Martina

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    MY RECORDER WILL NO LONGER RECORD ON ANY DISC. I'VE TRIED ALL TYPES OF DISC (+R / +RW / -R / -RW), AND ALL BRANDS.IT WILL NOT DUB TO DVD OR RECORD FROM LINE IN. WHEN I FIRST GOT IT I COULD RECORD ON ANY DISC. I DUBBED MY OLD VCR TAPES, AS WELL RECORD NASCAR EVERY SUNDAY. THEN IT JUST QUIT. IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO FIX, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS.

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You need to go into the set up menu and select recording options. On the recording options menu, scroll down to dubbing options. On the dubbing options menu select either VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR.
Recording and Dubbing are not the exactly the same thing. You use the record buttons to record TV directly to VCR/DVD you use the dubbing buttons and set up to record DVD to VCR or VCR to DVD.
Hope this helps.
Dafid

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

I have the same problem . sometimes recording on a new memorex disk i record for 4 or 5 seconds and hit stop it writes it to disk and then i have less problems with recording it but sometimes still messes up i bought a 50 pack and about half are worthless im not buying the disks again to much headache ill go with another brand that works for my dvd burner. also play back seems to pause at times. its been driving me up the wall. if anyone has a beter idea id love to hear it

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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