20 Most Recent RCA DRC8312N DVD Recorder/VCR Questions & Answers

Is the vhs tape of a commercial movie?

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017

If there is a tiny pin hole in the front a straightened paper clip does wonders. Simply insert to release the drawer. At least that's how it works on computers ;)

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

My original remote malfunctioned for my RCA DRC8312N. I have purchased a RCA universal remote # RCR6473. I have used code # 3242 for the DVD code.It does almost everything that the original remote did except to open the DVD door. You just need to experiment with the onscreen info display in order to change title names and thumbnails etc. The remote also works great for other euipment functions as well as working features on my Sharp tv.

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

Try cleaning the Lens in the DVD unit with a Brand name Lens cleaner for DVD.

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010

check the tip in my profile

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Jul 17, 2010

Page 35 of manual tells you haw to do that.

"Finalize" disc.

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Feb 17, 2010

Optical block is defective and requires replacement but cost would be approx new unit so better to buy new dvd player.

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009

Take out hte batteries of the remote, reset the DVD unit and this will be fixing your problem.

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Dec 20, 2008


The "H E L L O" message is part of the booting/initialization process of the built-in micro processor of the RCA DVD Recorder. Just like in a PC, it can also suffer from crashes/hangs.

Initially, pls try a reset. "disconnect it from all power and cable sources, leave off for 1/2 hour, then plug back in and hold the stand by buttons for the remote and on the machine at the same time"

If the above is not corrective, then you may have to consider a repair, probable areas to start checking would be:
  • firmware, might need a re-flash or update;
  • hard drive, might have bad sectors or require replacement.
Alternately, if you are not considering a DIY (do-it-yourself), you may have to re-evaluate the options since in some instances, cost and time of repair may no longer justify having the unit serviced.

Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Nov 13, 2008

Replace capacitor C14 (1uF, 50V)
No power
This can sometimes be fixed by resoldering JW14103 in board location VV11/12. During manufacturing, only a small amount of solder is used, and with a little shock & heat, it comes off. Bad RCA! :)
Not spinning disc
If it spins with a little help from yourself replace the spindle motor with improved motor, part number: RXQ0749A

RCA DRC8312N DVD... | Answered on Nov 28, 2007

ask google but I doubt they will work together

RCA Televison &... | Answered on Feb 16, 2020

If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Search the site by type in the brand in its search box.

RCA Televison &... | Answered on Feb 12, 2020

Try these codes. [1294, 1285, 2106, 2176]. If you wish to get more details; check the sites linked here. It has set-up code list & set-up procedure to many popular brand remote controls. Common set-up codes to check with TVs and other devices are given, in the order of the "device's brand name list" in alphabetical order. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. Surf the sites by type in the brand name to your set, in its search box.

RCA Televison &... | Answered on Feb 12, 2020

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