I have a Toshiba D-KR2 that has no problem playing pre-recorded disks. But anything I try to record on the Toshiba ends up displaying the massage "bad or scratched disk". Sometimes, the Toshiba ccompletes the recording and then provides this message when I attempt a playback. Other times it will refuse to record to a disk claiming the disk is bad. And then every once in a while it works OK. I've popped the supposedly defective disks into my computer drive and run an analysis program on them and the program reports the disks are fine. I've tried TDK DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs and Philips DVD-Rs and get the same result. I ran a 3M Laser Lens cleaner in the Toshiba and it didn't help.
Any suggestions of what my problem might be or where I should go from here ?
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Re: D-KR2 writes bad disks
You are having problem with your lens and the microchip.you will need to replace them soon. the malfunction is a warning that a repair will have to take place.the problem is intermittent at this time.soon you will have no function.good luck
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Well this sounds like the disk was removed too fast from the camera before it had ended writing, you need to stop filming, wait at least 1 minute then remove disk because it ends the disk write not you yourself.
Try a different brand of blank dvd+r or -r. you will find that your dvd machine is fussy on what discs it plays. More exspensive dvd players are fussy with what dvd discs you put in, as cheaper dvd players would virtualy play most types of dvds.
right click on the drive.... go to properties... under tab recording, remove tick "enable CD recording on this drive" and press apply... after that tick "enable CD recording on this drive" and press OK. It should work.
Older DVD players (as well as some lower end products) will not play computer recorded disks. Another option may be which DVD are you recording on. DVD+R or DVD-R. Some players will only play one version. (usually -R I believe). Or could be a problem with youtr authoring program. Try a different program and/or type of DVD Recordable disk.
If it plays back pre recorded tapes then there is nothing wrong with that section of the unit. Does it playback audio and not picture or does it not playback anything.
Also, when trying to playback a recording what is seen of the screen? Snow(black and white dots or wiggly picture?
The unit uses two separate circuits to record and playback tapes. Is any thing else connected to the unit while you are recording? If you are using anything plugged into other ports on the recorder it may not see the camera input causing it to not record anything..
I have suffered the same problems as you describe here. What I believe is this unit suffers from inadequate ventilation. After having this problem I examined the unit and noticed it was hot. What I've done is put 2 small flat blocks on each side of the unit, to basically suspend it so that it can get airflow under and over it, now staying much cooler. Nearly all problems now have gone away. Seldomly, I find it will still exibit the problems mentioned. Frankly the only solution I've found from there is to unplug it for a short while and, upon plugging it back in, and trying again it works flawlessly.