20 Most Recent iLO DVDRH04 DVD Recorder Questions & Answers


Where can I buy a digital tv tuner to replace the analog tuner in a DVDRHD04

Generally recording machines fitted with an analogue tuner can only continue to be used to record digital tv by using a digital set-top box. It would not be practical or economic to remove the internal analogue tuner and replace it with a digital tuner unless the person is a highly skilled and experienced repairer. Digital set-top boxes are available from all sorts of outlets at all sorts of prices. Many surplus boxes can be found at boot sales, garage or yard sales or charity shops at very low prices. Most boxes have the minimum of connections and often offer only a scart output but some of the older, more expensive and usually better quality boxes also contained a UHF tuner in a similar way to the old vhs recorders so even older tv sets could be used with digital even though no scart input was fitted.
12/3/2015 6:43:22 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Dec 03, 2015

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12/10/2011 5:13:32 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Dec 10, 2011


This seems to happen with alot of dvd recorders especially if discs left unfinalised for long periods of time.This happens on all makes of recorders not just your model.Also the quality of the dvds being used can be the problem.How old is your recorder as the only other problem which could cause this is the laser losing power
12/10/2011 5:12:03 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Dec 10, 2011

I cannot get it to read blank dvd so I can record.

please follow your manual (it will tell you the type of dvd is needed that will work properly as in Brand name/+R or -R /and even the speed 2x,4x or 8x) and if this is RW dvd you will and have to format it in order to record on it
7/12/2010 4:23:28 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jul 12, 2010

Mr ilo dvd R04 recorder is locked at the hello screen!!!!

The unit is not finishing the start up diagnostic. This could be forseveral reasons. The most common problem with the Ilo04 is power supply. On the power supply board check the two big capacitors to see if they are swollen or leaking. If so then change them and try that.
3/4/2010 2:50:53 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Mar 04, 2010

ILO DVDRHD04 won't copy dvds. Says

The 04 version of this player only uses DVD +R or +RW it will not reconize -R or -RW make sure you are using the approved DVD media for this unit
3/4/2010 2:31:35 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Mar 04, 2010

Stops recording in middle of my video

try another media (i like verbatum)
Its not unusuall to get a bad batch of disk from Memorex or Maxell
11/3/2009 5:51:00 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Nov 03, 2009

Ilo-DVDR04 recorder problems

The laser is either dirty or is starting to go.These lasers in this model usually only last two years.To clean but a commercial disc cleaner philips or Maxell work good in this model.Put a drop of rubbing alcohol on brushes this helps clean laser.I would do this every 15 hours of use .The best way to clean laser is to rub gently with a Qtip soaked in rubbing alcohol but this requires some technical knowledge for you have to open burner.If you attempt this make certain electrical plug is pulled lasers cause nasty burns.
If laser is going you can replace the burner/loader unit,this model uses a 411s or 451s Liteon burner.The 401s and 813s will also work without problem.
8/10/2009 12:55:05 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Aug 10, 2009

Issues with unit

Sounds like replacing the DVD writer drive would be worth a shot, quite a few issues going on there. I have not found a source for original drives other than used units which I would not recommend.

You may want to substitute the DVDdrive to point you in the right direction. WalMart sells an internal22x LITEON2.gif DVD Writer for $39, Bar Code 44149 00406 (others may not be IDE) that you can test or permanently repair with.

To test, unplug your ilo and simply:

1.Set the new 22x drive to MASTER (comes set as slave out of box, seetheir documentation or the drives cover switch legend markings).

2. If you wish to play commercial DVD's in your ilo, you must first install this DVD writer in a PC and play part of a commercial DVD. This will set the units Region Code. If you don't do this, the drive will not play commercial DVD's (it will not start or it will lock after copyright screens). If you don't wish to play commercial DVD's in your player, you don't have to do this step... it will play DVD's it creates just fine without it.

3. Take off the top of the ilo and move the flat data cable2.gif and the power connector to the new 22x drive.

4. Re-test all your issues. If your problems go away then you need the new drive. If not, the only other user action I can think of short of making sure all the cables are tight is to reload the firmware (http://www.ilohelp.com./download2.htm).

The new 22x drive can beinstalled in the ilo and, with some work, look just like the originalfrom the outside. Some other posts also say you can open a hole in thetop or back cover for the cables to exit and just leave the new drive on top ofthe ilo. Not crazy about that option but up to you.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

7/19/2009 8:08:11 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jul 19, 2009

The tray wiyll not stay closed and sometimes will


maybe you have bad contact in micro timing switch, and this micro switch needs cleaning then test run.

7/19/2009 7:23:35 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jul 19, 2009

Having problem opening the tray

I have this same problem with my unit. Most of the time it works with the remote, but it doesn't with the buttons on the front of the unit. Most of the time I run my finger nail (don't laugh) around the tray door and it free's itself. I'm not sure what's sticking in there to cause the problem, but...the old fingernail does the trick. You may want to check and see if there is anything on the tracks and I'm thinking about a little wd-40 sprayed on a cloth and then rubbed genlty on the sides of the tray...be careful not to spray the unit itself or expose anything on the inside...it can't hurt to try, but then again, you might want to make sure it won't mess anything else up. Hope this helps.
6/5/2009 3:04:53 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jun 05, 2009

I do not have my

if you still have your paper work for your universal remote, you may want to start there. Most remotes have an option that allows you to find a code...unfortunately, it doens't tell you what that code is. Most of the time it tells you to turn the unit on, and then set the remote up and then press the power button continually until the unit turns off and then you press set or enter. I've had to do that on several older remotes for newer equipment where I didn't have the codes. Look for instructions like that on your instructions...if you no longer have the instructions, try going to the remotes manufactures site. Philips has theirs online, and I imagine that most others would too. I hope this helps you!!
6/5/2009 2:59:29 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jun 05, 2009

Remotew control

I also have an iLO DVDRHD04. I recently purchased the Philips remotes at Wal-Mart and they have the code for the iLO. You'll have to play with it a bit, but all the functions will work, even though they will not be labled in the same fashion as the original remote. I had to just press buttons and make notes until I got it figured out...but it will work.
6/5/2009 2:41:21 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jun 05, 2009

The tray will not open and cover on front came off

Try to locate an authorized dealer closest to you & if still under warranty it should get replaced free of cost, except for the cover. If not under warranty now look up in the net for the nearest Authorized service center and contact them via telephone first and foloow their advice. The tray & the cd/dvd drive may require to be replaced..............sodeep
6/3/2009 2:19:14 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Jun 03, 2009

Burner on DVD Recorder; it neither records nor plays DVDs

through experience, bring to a tech nearest you.its either the lens or the mainboard or mpeg is faulty.
5/28/2009 5:18:00 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on May 28, 2009

How to get my recorder to play all region dvds

punch in 1101 on the system info screen...set to 0 for region free..hope this helps
4/19/2009 6:21:07 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Apr 19, 2009

DVD won't record or playback previously recorded DVD+R disks.

hi, do original dvd's work?
4/10/2009 3:09:27 PM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Apr 10, 2009

Replacing dvd player/burner on iLo DVDRH04 DVD Recorder

I Have ILO DVRHD04 and my front buttons sto to work when i use the remote works ok... when the unit is of I turn on from the front paner works ok try to turn off from the front buttons is not work and the lite in the front go crazy only when i pres stop & play button and on fo button... what is the problem... The remote work ok play stop edit or recodring
2/3/2009 3:13:19 AM • iLO DVDRH04 DVD... • Answered on Feb 03, 2009
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