Question about Zenith ZRY-316 Video Recorder
Im trying to hood my cell to my comtuper it say i need a disc
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
Hi, there is no real solution, but there is a workaround so you don't have to throw away the device.
It is troublesome, but it is still possible to record/overwrite DVD-RW discs, but you will need a computer too.
The following steps have to be executed without ejecting the disc in between, or powering the device off and on again !!!
Step 1: Erase the rewritable disc on a personal computer. Do a FULL erase because quick won't work later on.
(A free pc program you can use is CDBurnerXP (windows platform))
Step 2: Insert the disc in the divice. This is now the only time it will recognize the disc and offer to initialize it. Do initialize it (or format or whatever it is named with your device).
Step3: Again manually (through the menu) initialize it again but now in DVD-Video format instead of the automatically choosen DVD-VR format.
Step 4: Do some recording or dubbing, but not a timed recording because that would power the device down.
Step 5: Finalize the disc.
Step 6: Eject the disc
-> Now the disc has a valid recording although the device won't recognize the disc anymore.
Step 7: You can power the device down or whatever, because it won't read the disc anymore anyway.
Step 8: Put the disc in a dvd-device on a computer system.
Step 9: Copy the files from the disc to the harddisc of the pc-system. If you have choosen DVD-Video format in Step3 this will work. With DVD-VR format of the recorded movie it is more difficult so I will not explain that.
Step 10: On your PC burn a DVD-Video movie with these files from your harddisk (Use CDBurnerXP for instance). Preferably burn it to a DVD+R disc, and not to the troublesome DVD-R discs. Note the minus sign. (-R is always more troublesome than +R !!!)
-> Now you have your recordings on a valid burned DVD+R disc in DVD-VIDEO format.
The disc will play in all devices, although it still might not play in your recording device!
But your device is still usable to make recordings of TV or Camcorder, and you can transfer the recordings to a valid recorded disc which will play in at least all other normal devices.
So with this workaround devices with an LG DVD Recorder in it, which sooner or later will show the Disc not Recognized problem, are still usable as a recording device.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
This happens all the time on my dvd player. im just about ready to throw it out the window. ive only had it awhile.
i called customer service. they said you need a dvd cleaner to clean the lens. I bought one called dvd dr laser lens cleaner. unfortunately, it rejected that disc as well. you could try it i guess, but good luck. tell me what happens. in the meantime, i'm going to put this piece of garbage up on ebay or throw it out my window. total waste of 300 something dollars. buy the warranty! i didn't and im paying through the nose.
i payed $80 for a new laser about 2 years ago, it did JACK. so, dont do that either. sorry to sound so aggravated, but i have been working on this for a few hours now. i opened it up and tried to look at the lens. looks fine. good luck.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
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Nov 30, 2013 | Bose Av18 Media Center
No disc error can be a DIY like the following steps.
Assuming that the disc is good.
1.Cleaning the lens. - Sometimes because of dust the lens can't read any disc.
Try clean the lens by soft cotton buds. Be careful while doing this.
2.Replacing the ribbon - Check the ribbon connected to the lens from the main board for scratch, damage. Once it has an open line then of course the lens can't read the disc. Also try to erase the contact by pencil eraser.
If you've done the steps above and the symptoms still there then the next step requires you a little knowledge in soldering technique and reading the ohmmeter.
3.Checked the motor - Check the motor that spin the disc with an ohmmeter. You can test it using the ohmmeter (x1) even it is connected on the lens assembly.
Good motor - reading should be fairly high and it will spin.
Bad motor - reading will drop to low resistance and will not spin.
Hint : 50% of my repaired unit the above parts are commonly caused of the problem.
If you confirmed that you have a defective motor then replace it with a new one. Before replacing the new motor you have to check the clearance of the disc holder with the old one. The clearance should be the same as the old because if not the lens will not read the disc if it is too far or too close.
If you already cleaned the lens, and confirmed that the ribbon is good as well as the motor then I've advice you to send it to repair shop because the next step should be done with an expert because it is quite technical diagnosing the fault between the pick-up lens and the main board.
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