I have an EWR20V5 Emerson combo VCR DVD player/recorder. In the past I have been able to record on both DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. Recently I have been getting an error message when trying to record on a DVD-RW disc, "cannot record on this disc." How can I fix this problem?
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Unfortunately, the EWR20V5 does not handle DVD +R or DVD +RW discs for recording. It can play back some of these discs, when recorded and finalized on another recording device. However, it may not recognize some DVD +R/+RW discs at all. This recorder recognizes all DVD -R/-RW discs. This is a common manufacturing design for DVD/VCR recorders.
you have to have a dvd RW that says write speed 1x -2x. this is an older dvd. most newer ones are 8-16x speed. Sony makes them and you can get them at most stores. you have to read the back.
Robo in Tupelo
Okay have had the same problem for 6 months, have bought 10 different brands and speeds of DVDs. Tried the reset idea, 5 times still no luck! I was so furstrated I was just going to buy me a new player.
Then I seen a laser lens cleaner, it was under $10 dollars at Wal mart. Came home reset the played 1st then tried the cleaning disc. I"M recording AGAIN and no error messages!
The dvd player does not recognize discs above 2x. I contacted Emerson, they have a software upgrade they will send you for free, but you have to ask for it. I think it gives the player the ability to read up to 8x.
CLEANING THE DISC LENS
? If this unit still does not perform properly although you refer to the relevant sections and to ?TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE? in this Owner?s Manual, the laser optical pickup unit may be dirty. Consult your dealer
or an Authorized Service Center for inspection and cleaning of the laser optical pickup unit.
FROM EWR20V5 OWNERS MANUAL FUNAI-CORP.COM