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How to erase a dvd dics


dvd are read only.
dvd-r; dvd+r and dvd-rw are the re-writeable discs. mostly once only.

DVD Media Formats Explained
There are many different types of writable and rewritable DVD media on the market today. These formats include:
There are also "General Purpose" and "Authoring" discs. DO NOT confuse the "Authoring" media with the term for content development (making / editing what eventually goes on the DVD). The most common type of DVDR is the General Purpose type - if you do not know that you have an actual authoring recorder drive then you most likely have the general purpose type.

DVD-R is a write-once recordable format which allows excellent compatibility with both standalone DVD-video players and DVD-ROM drives. There are two main types of 4.7GB DVD-R discs: DVD-R for General Use and DVD-R for Authoring. Most consumer drives use the former cheaper General Use discs, while many higher end professional drives use Authoring discs. The correct media type appropriate for the drive must be used when burning. However, once burned, the discs should be able to be read in either drive type. (General Use DVD-Rs are designed to prevent backup of encrypted commercial DVDs).

DVD-RW uses rewritable discs which are rated at more than 1000 rewrites in ideal situations. Unfortunately, DVD-RW does not enjoy the same excellent compatibility with DVD-ROM drives and standalone DVD-Video players that DVD-R enjoys. Another drawback is that unlike DVD-RAM, one must generally erase a DVD-RW disc before reuse.

Most DVD-RW drives should also be able to record to DVD-R. However, the reverse is not true. Many older and some current DVD-R drives are not capable of writing to DVD-RW discs (but may be able to read burned DVD-RW discs). Some drives can also record to CD-R and CD-RW.

Currently DVD-RW and DVD-R are most popular in the multimedia market as well as the general consumer market. For instance the Apple SuperDrive, found in higher end Mac computers used in multimedia creation, is simply a DVD-R/DVD-RW (and CD-R/CD-RW) capable drive.

DVD+RW, like DVD-RW, is a rewritable 4.7GB DVD format. DVD+RW, however, in some ways offers some technical advantages, which for example include: lossless linking (which in turn more readily allows editing of a disc's contents after an initial write while maintaining integrity of the remaining data), currently slightly faster recording speeds, and optional future Mount Rainier drag-and-drop file access support (also known as DVD+MRW). However, DVD+RW does not have the very high compatibility with standalone DVD-video players and DVD-ROM drives that the DVD-R format enjoys. The level of compatibility of DVD+RW is said to be similar to that of DVD-RW. Also, DVD+RW does not currently have the same level of market acceptance as DVD-R.

DVD+R is a format that only was introduced to the public very recently (early 2002). DVD+R is a write-once 4.7GB format which promises to dramatically increase the compatibility with standalone DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM drives. Whether that claim is fulfilled remains to be seen, but initial reports have been very positive. It must be noted, however, that 1st generation DVD+RW drives do not support DVD+R burning, and it is likely that most cannot be upgraded to do so either. If one wishes to have DVD+R burning functionality, one must purchase a newer drive specifically designed to do so. DVD+R discs currently are somewhat more expensive than DVD-R discs, but prices will likely drop with time. Burners that write to these discs is the HPDVD100i and the DVD-Writer DVD200i drive

Thanks to www.AnandTech.com for this helpful information AnandTech Home

Mar 07, 2016 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Phillips dvd player recognizes usb flash drive but wont open it


might need to format the flash drive to the phillips dvd player. make sure you back up whats on the flash drive first. plug into dvd and format it. the player should ask you if you want to format flash drive. because when you format the flash drive it will erase all data on it. then reload the data back on the flash drive. try again

Apr 17, 2014 | LG DN898 DVD Player

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How to get a dvd tray unstuck


There are two ways to open the CD/DVD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work.
Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject.
If this does not work then you can manually open the CD/DVD drive tray by -
Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drive tray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive tray pops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CD/DVD disc.
If you still having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and needs replacing.

May 19, 2013 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Have a panosonic dmr-ez485v dvd recorder that cycles 5/6x when tray is closed with/without a dvd, and get "no read' message.


1.The DVD Drive makes two-three times noise than stop spin the media CD
or DVD.

-Bad DVDRW Drive.
2 The drive does spin CD-DVD but doesn't load.
-. Bad NDMi PCB VEP79180 or VJB79180
3. Drive spinning but don't load CD or DVD
More chance Bad Drive or Problem with drive PCB.

Open top Cover of drive, open tray,
close tray.
If laser flashed but doesn't play CD-DVD more chance bad drive PCB
Check: avsystemparts.com

Feb 01, 2013 | Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK DVD Recorder/VCR

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Dvd player just ticks and doesn't register a dvd


1.The DVD Drive makes two-three times noise than stop spin the media CD or DVD.
-Bad DVDRW Drive.
2 The drive does spin CD-DVD but doesn't load.
-. Bad NDMi PCB VEP79180 or VJB79180
3. Drive spinning but don't load CD or DVD
More chance Bad Drive or Problem with drive PCB.

Open top Cover of drive, open tray, close tray.
If laser flashed but doesn't play CD-DVD more chance bad drive PCB
Check: avsystemparts.com

Nov 23, 2012 | Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK DVD Recorder/VCR

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CANNOT ACCESS HARD DRIVE AFTER DVD DRIVE REPLACED


Hello Aom1908, check your wiring and drive jumper setting.
  1. If you are using IDE, check loose IDE cable, of the DVD drive and the Hard Drive. motherboard connection included.
  2. Check also the jumper at the back of the drive, one should be master and one should be slave. I prefer the hard drive master and the DVD drive slave.
  3. Check also the power connector for loose connection.
Thats all. keep me posted.

Mar 22, 2010 | Pioneer DVR-520H DVD Recorder

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I HAVE A DVD RECORDER VCR COMBO,THE DVD PLAYER NO LONGER WORKS. CAN I REPLACE THE DVD MYSELF OR CAN I GET IT REPAIRED?


You can replace the drive yourself.
This is quite a simple process, as most players use a standard IDE DVD-ROM or DVD writer. (some with fancy clips you can change from the old unit to the new one)

You simply remove the tray and face plate on the new drive, (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 IDE DVD drive locally, try ebay.

I have done this on over 50 players for my clients in the past. I use LG IDE DVD roms and IDE DVD writers for the DVD recorders, irrespective of brand.

Let me know how it goes.

Mar 01, 2010 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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My dvd player will not play DVDs anymore


Hi,
There are three things you can do that will eventually give you a working solution.
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.

Jan 12, 2010 | Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder

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Won't turn on, just says "Hello" and will load no further


This is due to one of the IDE devices inside (Hard Drive or DVD drive) not sending the requires "I am Ready" signal to the main board while the DVR does a power on self test. With the hundreds of units I have come across, 99% of the time it is due to a faulty DVD drive. These "Loader" brand DVD drives were on the cheap and when they give out, the unit does not go past the Hello. You can verify this by replacing the the DVD drive with any other DVD burner or DVD drive or even a CD drive that comes from a computer (IDE connector). The only fix for this is to replace the drive or simply connect an old CD drive inside and not use the DVD properties of the DVR, only the hard disk recording/playback.

Oct 01, 2009 | RCA DRC8030N

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When i put in a dvd to record from hdd it says dvd not formatted


Hai, Are you using it in a DVD Recorder? Is it the proper format for your recorder (DVD-R or DVD +R)? DVD recordable discs do not require formatting.  You cannot record a DVD+R in a DVD-R drive and vice versa. You cannot record a DVD in a CD-R/W drive. You must have DVD recording software installed to record to a DVD drive. Windows XP does not natively support  DVD burning. 
From Truly, Mr.Jestin  India.

Aug 08, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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