Recorders and Players
Recorder Player Problems? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
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Can you try using one of the dvd+r discs instead and let me know if that gives the same error?
Hello, thanks for trying. Sorry I missed you earlier, I'm in the US on a much different time zone.
If you try to record without the one step process (such as recording a live tv show off cable for example) does it have the same error?
if it will play but not record, my concern here is a hardware failure of the write laser, a common issue with these.
You can attempt to clean it by blowing out the disc tray/slot area with a can of compressed air for dusting computers (keep the can upright only so you don't get chemical propellant on the lens).
If this doesn't help, you can try a specialty cleaning disc (Example cleaner disc) which has little brushes that clean the lens more thoroughly.
If neither of these cleaning steps help, then this is a hardware fault, which would require repair/replacement.
Let me know the results, and I'll advise further, if needed.
You're very welcome, and good luck!
Thank you for trying,
that would mean a hardware issue then unfortunately. I would not consider it worth fixing, youd' be better off buying a new one.
OR, what I'd recommend instead, is using it just for the vcr function, and then buy yourself a video capture device for your computer, and dub the tapes to your computer, which can be stored on your hard drive or burned to dvds as needed. Here is one such device to check out: https://amzn.to/2GB6HTl