Question about Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder
I have used this same package of DVDs (maxell DVD +RW ) to record on for months. I just tried to format one from the package I have been using and it will only format to 65%, then the following message appears - you could not format disk, error found.
The DVD player still plays DVDs just fine.
I have cleaned the DVD player with the DVD cleaner disk and i have used DVD cleaner wipes on the DVD's.
Talking from experience, mine was doing the same exact thing. I managed to align the laser a tad and it now worked like it did before. Under the laser mechanism are 2 tiny screws (eyeglass). These are called potentiometers. (variable resistors). 1 is for focus and the other is for beam. With the unit dvd tray facing the same way but upside down, look at the unit from the back. Mark the correct position of the screws with an extremelly fine tip writing instrument. Turn the 2 screws less than a hair clockwise. You may repeat if that does not work. In the event this should not work, put the screws back to there original postion indicated with your pen and try going countersclockwise with the same instructions as above. Worked for me the first time around. Was able to format RW discs. I recorded an hour show and it worked fine. I did not bother to try and R, for the simple fact that RW uses a brighter beam laser so more than likely it will work with an R.
Posted on Mar 28, 2013
Try unplugging Samsung for a minute or so. Re-start and try again. Worked for me.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
I dont think you have to format the maxell disks.I dont have to format the maxells on my samsung 330. I just pop them in and start recording, so thats the monly brand I use. And ive used the dvd-r and dvd+r.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
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• We strongly recommend for good recording quality:
SONY DVD+RW 4x, MAXELL DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x,
MAXELL DVD-RW 4x, MAXELL DVD-R 8x/16x
• Discs that have been tested and are proven to be compatible with this recorder:
VERBATIM DVD+RW 4x VERBATIM DVD+R 8x
VERBATIM DVD-RW x VERBATIM DVD-R 8x JVC DVD-RW 4x MAXELL DVD-R 16x
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