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We cant record from the tv to dvd because of an E 45 error

When we try to record from the TV to dvd we get an error E 45 and the screen will say that we cannot recoed to dvd while its in vcr mode even though it is set in dvd mode

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I have a Magnavox ZV450MW8A, and have had it for some time. Recently it stopped recording on Sony DVD-RW discs. I searched all over for a reason. On this site I found 2 suggestions. 1 was unplug for 20mins. to reset defaults the other was use canned air to blow out the slot. Did both and the problem went away... For 1 disc. When I put the second 1 in I got the same old problem. Sooo not knowing what did the trick I did both, 1 at a time. Neither worked. Finally at wits end and having a new container of about 20 discs that we just bought. I really did not want to just throw them all away. Which is what my lovely wife had taken to doing. I put the disc in again and again and again. The fourth time I ejected and reinserted it. It accepted the notion that I was not gonna just give in. I don't know, maybe the player/recorder is in cahoots with the manufacturer of the discs but it finally gave up and just let me have my way. I guess perseverance did the trick. Don't give up. Sometimes the blind monkey does find food to live another day.

Posted on May 02, 2015

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Reverse the dvd

Posted on Mar 03, 2013

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Anonymous

SOURCE: dvd/vcr recorder/magnavox

I'm on my second Magnavox MWR20V6 recorder in less than a year. I've made close to 1,000 DVDs, mostly dubbing from homemade videos of TV shows, but it's not been easy. They have some finicky quirks that aren't mentioned in the manual.

The second Magnavox I got worked far better than the first, and really has been pretty satisfactory. The first one (which finally just died) never had decent tracking, even when I was copying a video tape I'd made on the same machine to DVD!

I got the error e4 54043e02 on both machines. I'd be using the exact same brand and type of DVD that I'd used for hundreds of other times, but I'd get a new spindle of DVDs and few or none of them could be formatted, and were unusable.

I think the problem might be with the DVDs. I have tried all the brands I could find. I first tried Maxell, as recommended in the manual. They worked fine (both -RW and +RW) until one day they just quit working for me. The worst were the ones that had CPRM printed on the DVDs around the inner hub, but I couldn't find any way to tell (before buying them and opening the package) which disks were this type because the label on the package was identical to the Maxell DVDs that worked. I contacted the company and sent them all the DVD numbers and error codes but they didn't tell me anything. It seems to be some kind of company secret.

Then I tried Memorex DVD+RW 4x and they worked very reliably-- until the last pack I got. I'm getting the e4 54043e02 error again!!! I emailed the company but haven't heard back yet, due to the holiday weekend.

So my big complaint is that I can't find ANY DVDs to use for recording. What I've seen so far on the internet gives me the idea that blank DVDs are kinda junky or unreliable in general, also that it's a VERY good idea to keep those old video tapes, which might end up lasting far longer that DVDs anyway. I'd hoped to get rid of the old VHS tapes due to the storage space needed for them, but it looks like I won't be. Unless I can find good DVDs, I'll just go back to VHS recording.

Incidentally, Memorex gives me the impression that they'll refund my purchase price, while Maxell had no interest in making a refund!!

Also I think the DVD-R give fewer problems, but I use +RW for nearly all my recording because I like to edit them. I'd suggest trying a DVD-R if you get desperate.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Error code E 4 54040990

You need to go into the set up menu and select recording options. On the recording options menu, scroll down to dubbing options. On the dubbing options menu select either VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR.
Recording and Dubbing are not the exactly the same thing. You use the record buttons to record TV directly to VCR/DVD you use the dubbing buttons and set up to record DVD to VCR or VCR to DVD.
Hope this helps.
Dafid

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Magnavox DV220mw9 won't record from Tv, hard to connect

check out this diagram, paying close attention to the audio video cable hookups.

assume the cable tv box represents the converter box

you are going to come out of the converter box audio and video outputs into the new magnavox dvd/vcr combo audio and video inputs.

Then out of the new magnavox dvd/vcr combo outputs to the inputs on the tv if it has such inputs. The TV will have to operate on the video input 1 or 2 if the tv has such a thing, use the remote for the tv to adjust the input signal to line in 1 or 2 depending on what it has.

If the tv has no coaxial input or audio video inputs then you might have to use an adapter, you can get these from radio shack.

You say it will not record from the tv, but in all actuality the dvd vcr combo is getting the signal from the converter box not the tv, do you understand what I mean here?

So the dvd vcr combo gets input from the converter box so you will have to set it to view signal from the line input you have plugged in from the converter box. line 1 or 2 or whatever the input is.

the tv will have to be set on the line input to view the signal from the dvd vcr combo.

That is as easy as I can put it. Study the diagram closely. You will see what I mean.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Recording Error, Can not record on this disc, E 4

magnavox dvd recorder/vcr mwr 20v6. forgotten how to get to the finalize screen

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

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SOURCE: can't setup Magnavox DVD VCR recorder

i have just purchased a magnavox dvd vcr player/recorder. I can get everything to work except the vcr. I don't know if my connections are wrong or whatever.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

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