Question about Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder
I've recorded 2 discs now, off-cable with timer, and they won't "finalize". They'll play back on recorder but not on other players because they are not finalized. I get "error 14" on display, and "this operation was terminated because of error on the disc' in the on-screen display. I'm using brand new Memorex dvd-r discs. I'm anxious for a resolution. Thanks in advance. Frank [email protected]
To clear "error 14", press the "display" button on the remote control - this has worked every time my toshiba has an error 14 message
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
Solution #3 worked for my situation.
The "Err 14" was cleared by pressing the Display button. This button is located on the remote under the door on the remote, in the lower left corner.
Posted on May 30, 2010
I was able to clear the flashing "Error-14" from the display by just unplugging the machine for a short time and plugging it back in again. Unfortunately, I still can't finalize my DVDs that I recorded from a Toshiba VHS tape player. I read somewhere that it's related to the media type and it mentioned a few brand names, but I haven't been able to try that solution yet.
Posted on May 04, 2014
Hi. I have a Toshiba D-R4SU. It will record onto any disc, but it won't finalize any disc & every time I re-try to finalize the same disc I have previously tried to finalize, I get the "ERR-14" message. I have tried (1.) pressing the "display" button on the remote control every time, (2.) ejecting the disc & then re-inserting it back into the recorder (BOTH ways >>> with the recorder on AND off), (3.) switching the disc out with another disc, & (4.) recording the same video footage onto a DVD-R disc of serval other brands (Memorex, Verbatim, Sony, etc. (Sony & Verbatim are 1x-16 (16x/1x) write speed.)); but none of those 4 solutions solve my problem any time I re-try to finalize the disc. What I'm currently trying to finalize is a video I've transferred from a Laserdisc to a Sony DVD-R disc with 1x-16x write speed. It did record perfectly onto the DVD-R disc, but the recorder will not finalize the disc. I have transferred a video from a VHS to a Sony DVD-R disc with 1x-16x write speed in April or May of 2013 (this year) & it did finalize the DVD-R disc after recording onto it. The ONLY difference between that transferring process & this transferring process is that, for that process, I used a VCR &, for this process, I used a Laserdisc Player; also, the connections/hook-up/set-up/etc. were exactly the same for each process (VCR's\'/Laserdisc Player's Video Output > Digital Video Stabilizer's Video Input ; Digital Video Stabilizer's Video Output > DVD Recorder's Video Input ; VCR's\'/Laserdisc Player's Audio Output > DVD Recorder's Audio Input ; DVD Recorder's Audio & Video Output > T.V.'s Audio & Video Input), except, for this process, the Laserdisc Player is basically a 'replacement' of the VCR, if you understand my logical thinking. I used an S-Video & RCA Audio type of Connection System. Does any1 have the solution to my problem? Any & all help is very much appreciated! Thanks to any1 who does help! Please help!!!
Posted on Oct 22, 2013
How do you clear an error 14 flashing on the led readout of the recorder?
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
Also if you use 16X media you need to contact Toshiba to get a firmware disc. This has been known to happen to me a lot before I had a firmware upgrade. The unit can record to 16X but not finalize. I have always used Memorex media.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
Sometimes it's a heat problem. Try hitting the Dimmer button to turn off the blue light in front. After letting it sit for about 20 minutes, then try finalizing again, that usually works.
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
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You can record and finalize DVD+Rs one time. After you fill a DVD+R or
complete all the recordings you want on a single DVD+R, finalize it.
Otherwise, the DVD+R will play only on this Recorder.To play the Disc on
other DVD Players, you must finalize it first.
Once you finalize a DVD+R, you cannot record on it anymore or make
editing changes.Therefore, make sure the Disc is as you want it before you
Press SYSTEM MENU. Press
; to select in the top left
corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen.
9 repeatedly to select in the second screen,
9 repeatedly to select Finalize disc. Finalize disc
appears in the menu only when an unfinalized DVD+R is in the
"Finalizing" will appear in the menu.The process may
take a few minutes.
When finalization is complete, the Index
picture screen will reappear.
You cannot unfinalize a DVD+R, and you cannot record or
edit the DVD+R after you finalize it.
A DVD+R will play on other DVD Players only after the
Disc is finalized.
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