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I can not record. I get a the following: Impending timer cannot record to this disc Please insert a recordable disc I have been using the same DVD RW 4.7gb discs forever.

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  • tje2 Aug 20, 2010

    I have tried 3 brand new DVD+RW discs. These are what I have used for years and are recommended in the Users Guide. I have also tried 2 different Phillips laser lens cleaners. Right now nothing helps. What might be plan B other than make this unit a doorstop.

    Thanks...Tom

  • tje2 Aug 21, 2010

    Is it possible that there might be another solution. I tried the compressed air and q-tip route. No joy!

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I have seen this happen too many times. Your DVD recorder's lens/laser is dead. You should get the lens/laser assembly repllaced to resolve this problem.

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This happens because the rewritable disk is either worn out - try a new one - or that the disk must be formatted before use- you already have something on it that is corrupted .
BTW it's highly advised to use DVD-R disks in this unit.
But it may also be a very dirty laser lens - have you tried cleaning it?

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • Azrael SRL Aug 20, 2010

    Last hope attempt - open the case and access the laser lens, use a can of compressed air and blow away every single speck of dust you see and especially under the lens, then use a fine q-tip to clean thoroughly the lens. If even after that it doesn't work then the dust has been burned on the lens - either find a replacement laser head or junk it.

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