Question about Philips RT24A5T VCR
I put the tape in and it says "Recording" for 15-20 seconds. Then the display changes to "Cleaning." It will do that for a while, then change once more to "Cleaning Check." I have run a head cleaner through many times, but nothing changes. What is wrong with the recorder? Can it be fixed? Is it done for?
Both previous suggestions are wrong. Your machine displays 'wrong disc' as you are trying to use a computer grade CDR, this machine needs a 'consumer audio' grade cdr that are more expensive. Google the manual, it explains further.
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
If the heads are TOO dirty, a head cleaner will not help. If you are cinfident enough to open up the recorder, then they can be cleaned manually.
Disconnect the VCR from the mains.
Remove the screews from the side and back (if applicable) of the lid.
Remove the lid.
Look at the large drum (set at a slight angle) If you gently rotate the drum you will see 2 or 4 small sensors set into the drum.
Tear of a clean piece of A4 paper about 1inch square.
Hold between thumb and first finger and rub the centre of the paper against each sensor in turn. Make sure the edge of the paper does not catch the sensor.
After each sensor check the paper for dirt (black marks) and change paper if need be.
Try a recording / playback.
Repeat if necessary.
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
SOURCE: Problem Recording HDD to DVD-R
I had a few problems with my philips 3450 - I downloaded the latest software upgrade at www.philips.com/support , and my issues were resolved. Worth a shot...
Only other thing I can think of is you may have a faulty batch of DVD-Rs?
Best of luck!
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
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