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Old 04-29-18, 01:48 PM
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Dubbing VHS to DVD

I picked up a Toshiba D-VR3SU on ebay, to dub some VHS tapes to DVD.
When I insert a DVD-R disc to record, it ejects after a few seconds, not sure why (of course, it could simply be a broken machine, but it plays DVDs with no problems). Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 04-29-18, 04:31 PM
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Here's the owner's manual if you didn't get one with your purchase.

https://www.manualslib.com/products/...su-383787.html
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Old 04-30-18, 03:44 AM
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Did you try a different brand of DVD-R? How about a DVD-RAM or DVD-RW disc? I would also ask you question over at AVS Forum in Dvd Recorders (Standard Def) thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/106-dv...-standard-def/
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Old 04-30-18, 06:43 AM
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Re: Dubbing VHS to DVD

Just a guess, but perhaps it only records on DVD+R and not DVD-R. The manual should help you if that's the case.
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Old 04-30-18, 02:21 PM
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Re: Dubbing VHS to DVD

Make sure the disc is really blank. Sometimes a disc can burn 1% and fail making the disc appear to be blank even though it no longer is.

Make sure the open/close button isn't sticky causing the drive to continue opening.

The rubber drive belt could be brittle causing it to behave erratically.

Make sure it really is a DVD-R, not a CD-R - sorry, this does sometimes happen to people.

Make sure it's not a dual-layer disc if the recorder only accepts single-layer.
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Old 04-30-18, 07:44 PM
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Re: Dubbing VHS to DVD

Originally Posted by slybone View Post
Just a guess, but perhaps it only records on DVD+R and not DVD-R. The manual should help you if that's the case.
I checked the manual & it only burns to DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW & CD-R. can't believe people still use CD-R.
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Old 04-30-18, 08:30 PM
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Re: Dubbing VHS to DVD

Thanks everyone. These are new Verbatim DVD-R discs. Certainly could be a defective button or drive belt, although it plays discs flawlessly.
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Old 04-30-18, 09:54 PM
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Re: Dubbing VHS to DVD

Sounds like a problem with the laser not recognizing the blank discs, but still being able to play regular ones. That happened with a Philips I had, one of the first affordable DVD recorders, had to throw it out eventually. Sad that these things are harder to find now, but seems that more people are capturing video to their computers and burning to disc from there.
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Thanks everyone. These are new Verbatim DVD-R discs. Certainly could be a defective button or drive belt, although it plays discs flawlessly.
Are these the Verbatim AZO or Life Series Recordable Dvd-r?
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Re: Dubbing VHS to DVD

Will it play burned DVD-R discs, or does it just spit out blanks?
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Old 01-21-19, 08:02 AM
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Having owned 4 standalone dvd recorders over the years, 3 Panasonic, 1 Toshiba, the first thing that always goes out is the ability to read a blank disc. They will almost...just about make it...then the CANNOT READ message comes up. Did you buy this new? I worked mine to death and got several years out of each before this problem arose.
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