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When i try to record it comes up error e4 54037380 toshiba d-vr16sb

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I had the same problem, but only when I use DVD+R's. Worse yet, I could record stuff on them, I just couldn't finalize them so anything on those discs can't ever be copied from them AND I can only play them in my recorder...

    Using DVD-R's from now on avoids the problem, but I don't know what I can do about the +R's that I can't edit/finalize...



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This seems to be a very common problem with DVD recorders.

If a DVD Lens cleaner (with brushes) fails to fix the problem, then it could be that you have
grease particles on the lens. Do the following:

Note. If unit is still under warranty, you may nullify this by opening unit up

You will need:
Screwdrivers as necessary
Cotton Bud sticks (also known as Q-tips)
Isoproponal/Isopropyl Alcohol (small bottle comes with some CD/DVD cleaners)
Compressed Air cannister/aerosol

1. After disconnecting unit, leave standing for 15 minutes
2. Unscrew lid and remove
3. Carefully remove DVD lens cover
4. Blast whole area with compressed air to remove dust
5. Dip one end of cotton bud in Isoproponal, and very carefully wipe DVD lens (just one wipe
should do.)
6. Now wipe lens with dry end of cotton bud, and leave a few seconds to dry
7. Carefully replace DVD lens cover (watch out for ribbon cables)
8. Replace Lid
9. Reconnect, switch on and test

After I'd tried every other way possible, this method finally worked for me!

Posted on Nov 11, 2009


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