20 Most Recent Sony VRD-VC10 DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner Questions & Answers

Right on the drive you will find a small hole, take a pin and press it a little bit, it will open up the DVD tray for you. Sometimes the drives are just locked by some software, this is the best way to release your stuck cd or dvd.

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Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Apr 19, 2013

It could have just been your wrong time to borrow it. It could just be dirty... Try a CD/DVD cleaner.... That's about all you can hope for. Other than that let it cool down if it has been in constant use. Repair would be too costly, replacing would be the last step. If it's new it might be under warranty. If it's old it may have had too much use and died. Sorry to hear it!

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011

make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
hope this helps
if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

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Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

Straighten a paper clip, locate the little hole in the drive door, insert the paper clip and give a little push on it. This is a release button in the event you can't power up a computer. If it still does not open you will probably need to replace it, getting it repaired will be just as much if not more probably.

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010

Sony does not support this burner for any operating system for Win2k and XP. The VRD-VC30 is supported in Win7 but no earlier models (from the Microsoft Compatibility Center). The Vista Compatibility Center lists the VRD-VC20 as unknown for Vista support.

There are work-arounds. Install XP as a virtual computer or in a dual boot configuration on your system and install the hardware on the "XP box". If you have Win7 Pro or Ultimate, you can download and install the XP mode for a free virtual computer. (This requires you to download two programs from Microsoft and install them (Virtual PC and the XP mode itself). Otherwise, you will need a valid XP license to install in the virtual computer software. The dual boot may work better for you since virtual computers can't share files from the main computer directly. They need to be transfered to external media or a different partition or disc that unmounted from the real computer and mounted on the virtual computer.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Jun 26, 2010

update your driver of the cd writer,

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010

This may due to burner lens alignment problem or dust is accumulated on the lens. Clean lens using lens cleaner CD and still you are facing problem, then it should be a lens alignment issue. Repair/Replace the burner lens will solve your problem.
Revert back for more clarifications or assistance required.

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

Do you want to do it yourself or do you want a pro to do it
Where do you live?


Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009

something wrong with the processing unit on you drive causing it not to communicate with the pc. best bet is to replace it with a new drive.

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Aug 29, 2009


You can try the steps below.

Edit the registry:-
1. Click Start, and click Run.
2. Type regedit in the Open box, and click OK.
3. In Registry Editor, click the plus (+) sign next to each folder name to expand the following registry path:
4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
5. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
6. In the right pane, right-click Upper Filters, and click Delete.
7. Click yes when prompted to delete the registry value.
8. In the right pane, right-click Lower Filters, and click Delete.
9. Click yes again.
10.Close the window and restart the computer

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Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Jun 16, 2009

i'm assuming you have a vcr to play your vhs tapes, just plug your audio/video cord from your vcr(out), plug into the audio/video vc10(in), start playing vcr and press rec botton whenever you want to start to record. make sure you can only use dvd+r. choose the quality for the length of time, at the end press 'function' to finalize the disc, then you are done.

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Sep 07, 2008

try downloading from this site www.slysoft.com thier systems is 100% wonderful for reading writeing and rewriteing cd's dvd everything and you can even test drive it for 20 days before you have to buy it,and I have herd nothing but good from eveyone i have sent there lala linda

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Aug 06, 2008

Check the manual - some DVD recorders could only handle certain brands of disks, and most will not handle Dual Layer types. Try Sony brand DVD-R disks (4.7G)

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Jul 27, 2008

You have a jammed disk - that sometimes happens, and requires that the case be opened, and the disk manually removed.

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Jul 25, 2008

Setup Nero for CD recording mode, not DVD. The software does not change automatically.

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Jul 25, 2008

can u do firmware update i have nero 7 for u i f u want it do u have yahooo

Sony VRD-VC10... | Answered on Feb 10, 2008

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