Question about Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

Error message: Can not record on this disk???

I have purchased the dvd-r maxell disks the owners manual recommends but I keep geting the error message "Can not record on this disc" Please help.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Jason Collett May 26, 2008

    The Error Message Code is E 4 54040990. I've just started troubleshooting this. I will report back anything I find.

    1) Tried disk that I previously recorded on.

    2) Tried new clean disk.

    3) Unplugged unit and rebooted



    Nothing has worked yet...

  • christyg64 Jul 29, 2008

    I am having the same problem and am using dvd+r disks! Now what?

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    Initial solution posted below does not help me: I, too, got this error
    message starting about a week after purchasing the item. I use new
    DVD+RW discs and get the same message. Disc brand doesn't matter.
    Company's e-mail technical service center has been totally
    unresponsive. I've waited about seven months trying to get it
    resolved... What now?

  • twistedangel Aug 21, 2008

    I GET ERROR MESSAGE E-25 OR E 4 54039000 CAN NOT RECORD ON OR TO THIS DISC ,,,I'VE TRIED ALL DISC ON THE MARKET AND EVEN THE MINI DISC.....WILL THE FACTORY OR TECHS FIX OR REPLACE THIS PRODUCT OR GVE ME STEP BY STEP INTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT ..THANKS FALICIA

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    I have recorded on disk and then wanted to add another recording and it would tell me I can not record on that disk.



    I have recorded on disk and then try to edit by adding title and after it had recorded the movie it tells me I can't record to disk when it tries to write the title.



    I have recorded movie, edited title and then when I try to finalize it I get the message that I can not record to disk.



    I have called them for help and wasted about 20 minutes on the phone only to be told that it was probably just a glitch.



    Magnavox has lost a very loyal customer.

  • tby1 Feb 10, 2009

    Disk won't format. I am using Maxell DVD+RW.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had this problem and found by chance that if you format the dvd in you computer first it will then work, don't know why, as not at all a techi, but it works so i do it.

Posted on Jun 05, 2012

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

In many devices, DVD-R and/or DVD-RW discs do not work. You must use DVD+R or DVD+RW discs. Good luck!

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I just purchased new blank Maxell dvd-rw 4.7gb/2hrs. discs and they wouldn't initilize past 8% so I tried re-formatting the disc and now the machine won't recoginize the disc or any disc, even...


Get a CD/DVD laser lens cleaner - the kind with optical quality brushes sticking out of the bottom of the disk. Run this in the player/recorder a couple times. Should clear it up.

You can get them at Best Buy, Radio Shack, online, etc...

Jun 16, 2011 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Record errors


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! Sincerely, Der Strom

Apr 06, 2010 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Won't format new DVD-RW disks


i did everyting today to fix this. bought new dvds, name brands different, tried finding codes, called the number. trust me. try this. clean it. thats All i did. cleaned it with a dvd cd cleaning disc, the one with two little brushes on it, nothing special, ran it until i heard the beep, popped my dvd in, they all worked. everyone, im still recording. i ran it about four times. now, if you tried to burn a dvd, and got the error, throw that dvd away. because i tried about ten dvds. after i fixed it, THOSE dvds were no longer usable. dont know why. hope this works.

Sep 18, 2009 | GoVideo Go Video VR3840 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

I have a Magnavox MWR 20v6, I keep on getting error messages.


I figured how to get the Memorex DVD-R's working again. I went and bought a DVD lens cleaner and all the errors stopped at least for a while I hope.

May 25, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

3 Answers

Magnavox error code


i get the same error code just putting in a dvd and hitting the record button

Aug 07, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

Error message E54040990


Make sure that the discs are right for the unit. As this unit is now absolete you may have trouble finding discs. For one time write, try to find Verbatim Movie Discs 1x-8x. Try Microcenter. Use DVD RW from Maxell 1x-2x. I believe they are still available at walmart.

Aug 01, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder

5 Answers

Sylvania dvr90vf dvd recorder


Unfortunately without a firmware upgrade the only disks you can use are DVD-R or DVD-RW. The tricky part is that you can ONLY USE 2X speed. Per my conversation with Sylvania there is a firmware update that will allow you to use up to 8x disks, but they are charging $17.00 for it.

Feb 12, 2008 | Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

Dvd/vcr recorder/magnavox


my solution may be to never buy this companies products again as I have been having the same issue and since the machine is not been used much and since the disks worked before it really ticks me off. The suggestion noted to my issue recently really didn't seem to be valid due my above statted time period of no problems then sudden isses tends to show me poor quality of equipment by manufaturer.

Dec 06, 2007 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Problem dubbing from VHS to DVD


Try different brands of disk, most dvd-r recorder are disk sensitive, buy only one disk per brand, find the brand compatible to your recorder by just inserting the disk and wait for confirmation that it is ready for recording session. I have tried around five brands, sony and maxell as well as verbatim are good dvd-r disk.

Aug 23, 2007 | Sony RDR-VX555

9 Answers

Emmerson DVD/VCR EWR20V5


if yoy dont hav firm ware up date you cant fix the machine. the machine if working will on work on 4x. like i said if the machine is not working you maybe able to fix it with the firm ware up date that lets it record on 8x only, now if some of the people out ther has the firm wade update disk, they could shareit with all the people who dont, i had one but its been 2 years sence i used it, i will look for it and make it available for all

Jan 08, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR Logo

1,167 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Philips Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

69795 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1198 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Philips Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...