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I copy dvd movies for my personal collection. My 8320 never liked 16x discs, any brand, but never give me any problem with 8x dvd+r or 4x dvd+rw, until yesterday. The dvd recorder will not load or initiate any disc. One time it seemed to complete the process, but when I attempted to record, it kept going to pause. Any ideas?

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The laser sensor no longer detects any signal so the unit thinks that no disk is inserted. This can have just 2 causes:
1. if you're lucky it's just the lens that is covered in dust, that blocks the return signal. You will need to open the unit, access the mechanism, blow away all the dust with a can of compressed air and finally gently wipe the surface of the lens with a q-tip. You can use a cleaning disk but it won't work as well. If this doesn't work then
2. the laser emitting diode has failed. This is unfixable, the entire mechanism would have to be replaced and that would cost more than a new unit. Sorry, time for a new recorder.

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CD-RW Write:

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Taken from the acer support website.
" Optical media drive 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
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When trying to record a home video VHS to DVD this is what I get. E-4 54040990 Cannot record on this disc. The disc is brand new.


Have you've tried cleaning the laser with a cleaning disc?

Failing this it may be worth removing the cover and cleaning the lens directly with a QTip and some lens cleaning fluid. Only use a drop and then wipe off with a clean dry QTip.

The other option is that you are using an incompatible format of blank DVDs. I've heard of people having problems using DVD-R & DVD-RW and although it is lised as being suitable for all types of recordable DVDs I belive you're best using DVD+R & DVD+RW.

The Manual states

Recordable disc

• We strongly recommend for good recording quality:

SONY DVD+RW 4x, MAXELL DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x,

MAXELL DVD-RW 4x, MAXELL DVD-R 8x/16x

• Discs that have been tested and are proven to be compatible with this recorder:

VERBATIM DVD+RW 4x VERBATIM DVD+R 8x
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I have a LG GE20 DVD Rewriter Is a DVD+RW disc a format that is editable and suitable for this unit?


The LG G20 DVD Rewriter is an advanced external burner that supports 'editable' Rewritable DVD+RW disk.
As a generic comment, not all writable/rewritable media are made equal and problem with branded & unbranded disks are not uncommon, so stick to brands that work for you for your specific unit!
The following is the advertised support for your unit, hope it helps:
Reading Rate DVD-R/-RW/-ROM 16x/13x/16x/16xSL/12xDL max. DVD-RAM 2x, 3x-5x, 6x-12x DVD-Video (CSS) 4,8x max. (Single/Dual Layer) DVD+R/+RW 16x/13x max./ 12xDL max. CD-R/RW/ROM 48x/40x/48x max. CD-DA (DAE) 40x max. Burning Speed DVD-R 2x, 4x CLV, 8xZCLV, 16x PCAV, 20X CAV DVD-RW 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x CLV DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x - 5x PCAV, 12x PCAV DVD+R 2.4x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x PCAV, 20X CAV DVD+R Double Layer 2.4x, 4x, 10x, 12x ZCLV DVD-R Dual Layer 2x, 4x, 6x CLV, 10x, 12x ZCLV DVD+RW 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ZCLV CD-R 4x, 8x CLV, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x ZCLV CD-RW 4x, 8x, 10x CLV, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x ZCLV

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Won't work with the same kind of discs i've used before


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There are two simple fixes for this issue in either case:
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Here is additional info about the type of disc to get:
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The DVR -RW 2x finally got mine to record. I didn't think this would work, but it did. I am still experimenting with it. Had to download (free) VLC player to get it to play on my computer. Works fine in other DVD players.

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