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Magnavox error code

I keep getting error code e454040990 when i insert a new maxell dvd-rw and i have used this dvd before and now I am getting the error message. any idea why?

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  • engrave3 Nov 09, 2008

    i get the same error code just hitting the record button

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    Error code E1 shows in display.

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

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I have a feeling it has to do with a dirty lens, I dont know this for certain, but I'm using the same disc's I was using and getting this error now, never happened before, and its happening more now, no other explanation, probably will send a support ticket to magnavox to be sure

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When I set the timed recording past the capacity of the DVD i get that error.

My DVD is 120 mins and i set the timer for 240 it ruins the disk and i get that error. Don't use timed recording.

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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
VERBATIM DVD-RW x VERBATIM DVD-R 8x JVC DVD-RW 4x MAXELL DVD-R 16x

May 09, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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FUNAI SV2000 WV10D6 DVD recorder Recording errors on new DVD +RW discs


HI,

You can try cleaning the dvd lens with a commercialy available cd/dvd cleaner.

Aug 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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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

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I have an error 25 on my dvd recorder


Technically, E25 is a copy-protection error, but I have some additional background on this issue. On the one hand, it could be a legitimate copy-protection error - you are trying to record from a copy-once or copy-protected source - this is especially true if you are trying to record from a Cable/Satellite Box that has a DVR box - since copying to the DVR is considered the first "copy," the Magnavox will not allow you to make a "second" copy.

On the other hand, Magnavox/Funai players see all programs recorded in V mode (as opposed to VR mode) as "copy-prohibited". It records all +R discs in VR mode automatically, so the solution in this case would be to record on a compatible -R disc (or vice versa).

There are two simple fixes for this issue in either case:
1) If you are using a +R disc, switch to a -R disc. If you are using a -R disc, switch to a +R disc. Simply switching the disc type will "fix" Magnavox recorders (long story).
2) If your TV has a "Video Out" or "Monitor Out" (most TV's don't), you can connect a yellow video cable from the OUT of the TV to the Video IN on the back of the Magnavox. This will permanently resolve your problem by fooling the recorder.

Here is additional info about the type of disc to get:
IDiscs that have been tested and are proven to be compatible with this recorder:
VERBATIM DVD+R 8x, VERBATIM DVD+RW 4x
VERBATIM DVD-R 8x, VERBATIM DVD-RW 2x, MAXELL DVD-R 16x, JVC DVD-RW 4x
IWe strongly recommend for good recording quality:
TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, MAXELL DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+RW 4x,
MAXELL DVD-R 8x/16x, MAXELL DVD-RW 4x

Good Luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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What DVD Disk do I use with this product


from what i could find it will record on DVD+R • DVD+RW only

Jan 16, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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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.

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


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

May 20, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Make edits Compatible not available with +RW media


They still need to be finalised before they will work on another machine.

Dec 28, 2007 | Philips Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder

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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

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Can't record DVDs


OK. Finally "solved" this problem. You must use the brand name "Maxell" DVD disks, 2x or 4x (maybe 8x). Do not use variable speed disks (e.g. 1x--4x) or 16x. Walmart carries these!

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.

Credits to the Sears' repairman, the guy at F., and my patience!

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