Last night I tried to dub a disc. I thought it was done dubbing and got this message for the hard drive: "This disc is not formatted properly. Please format the disc in DISC SETTING to record." Is the hard disc fried? Every thing seems to work fine except accessing the hard drive. The unit still shows the proper amount of space available on the hard drive. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Hard Drive Problem
This has happened to me once. I unplugged it overnight and plugged is back in and everything (Except for the for the DVD that was being written when it malfunctioned) Worked fine. I suspect that a Capacitor is going bad but it’s still working (for 4 months) and I will put off any real trouble shooting until it fails hard.
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Have you tried using a different brand disc. When I first purchased my DVM-600 it would not record on Memorex discs. I purchased TDK -R discs and all is fine. In the old-school analog world, all specific format tapes were computable to all machines. In other words, a VHS tape recorded in your VHS recorder will play back in my machine and every other VHS machine. Because the DVD format has so many formats and standards, compatability issues are quite common.
When you insert the dvd are you in dvd mode or hdd mode I think you have to be in hdd mode then go to settings insert dvd that you want to dub wait then it should become not greyed out, I had a similar problem when i tried to burn a dvd from hdd I had to be in hdd mode to dub I hope this helps let me know
Apparently the disc I was using had something wrong with it, but not until I was almost 4 hours into dubbing something over. Changed the disc and started over and it works fine now. I guess with all the problems I had with the Emerson unit, I figured this one was about to buy the farm as well. Sorry to bother anyone.
If you press the dubbing menu button on the remote it brings up your options so you can copy vhs to the hard drive , it will show you a list on your tv ,vhs-dvd. vhs-hdd which is what you want.Then click speed you want and start dubbing.
It will only high speed dub in the speed it was recorded in. You can dub, for example, SP on your hard drive to SP on a DVD. You cannot dub high speed, for example, SP on your hard drive to LP on a DVD.
I seem to have sorted this problem for me simply by unplugging power.
I actually left it for nearly a week before plugging in again, but I'm sure a day would do, probably less.
Dubbed 2 playlists since, no problem.
Nice simple solution if it works.
sounds like a bad hard drive or a software problem and if im not mistaking this kinda thing has to be done "in-house"(at the factory) Try this info Hope it helps!! Good Luck
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