I am thinking of purchasing this DVD Recorder from a friend and was wondering if you know; does it burn DVDs from a desktop computer? I"m new to this stuff, but I have programs on my desktop that allows me to create movies, and I want to burn them to DVD. Are there any DVD Recorders on the market that can actually do that, so I can buy a DVD Recorder and use it for the other purpose?
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Re: Will This DVD Recorder Burn DVDs from a Desktop?
Ive never seen a standalone DVD recorder that can connect to a pc unless it had a Hard Drive. This model is a Target exclusive company. These devices are designed to record video direct from either Antenna,Cable,VCR,or something such as a game console, or camcorder.
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There are three things you can do that will eventually give you a working solution. Depending on the level of problem. Start with 1 progress to 3 until it works.
1. Use a cleaning disc. (one that use an alcohol based liquid)
2. If the cleaning disc does not solve it, you can use an ear bud, with some iso-propyl alcohol to clean the DVD lens on the drive directly. (you have to open the player and the drive)
3. The guaranteed working solution is to replace the DVD drive inside the player. This is quite a simple process, as most players use a standard IDE DVD-ROM or DVD writer.
You simply remove the face plate, (apply power to the drive, and press eject first) the tray will open. Unclip the tray face, and then with the tray open you can unclip the plastic face plate too.
Remove the old drive, and fit the new drive by reversing the removal procedure.
Once everything is assembled you should be able to watch DVD's again. If you can't find a cheap DVD drive locally, try ebay.
I have done this on over 50 players for my clients in the past. I use LG DVD roms and DVD writers for the DVD recorders, irrespective of brand.
Let me know how it goes.
sometimes this happens. now. the dvd you put in was it rewritable. a friend could not run his dvd recorder until i gave him a dvd+r rw disc in and lo, it worked. some dvds have this function without telling you, perhaps it is in the instructions in small print. also, try a straight dvd+r disc, not a rewrite. experiment with other discs because some will not see cheap discs but expensive ones. i have dvd that does not even reconise a dvd, but when i wish to burn a dvd, i use that one because it is the best. strange isnt it...
Its not easy to copy a DVD, unless you have the proper software. Even then there is a lot of trial and error that you have to go thru. My suggestion is to findout whats the recording software that are used by both of the recorders and try to get around them by means of a computer.
Or alternatevly do the recording via a computer.
Toshiba tech support for this one.
If it is not accepting the cleaner disk - you have to wonder if something is already intere or do you mean will not rune the disk?
Inwhich case it is a drive failure and needs replacement[of drive if available] or whole machine.
Contact Toshiba first though it may be a known issue.