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Did u check whether the DVD's were ok may be the dvd was corrupted

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    Varun Kumar Oct 14, 2008

    also one thing ........

    i got that the dvd mechanism in this model is not of sony....
    and it has a very high faliure rate so u might have to contact sony


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What is ur problem

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    In order to use the disks on other players the disk must be finalized,
    something that might not be necessary for the Sony player itself.
    Second, most, but not all DVD players will play DVD-R. Look in the
    users manual to see what formats yours will play. .
    If that's the problem, double check whether it can have its firmware
    and then play DVD+-R discs. You could also try
    using DVD+R or DVD+RW disks to see if that makes a difference.
    s he making Video-CD's (VCD) in the transfer process VCDs will only play on certain DVD player equipment.

    Are the disks he is using able to support the recorders write speed
    Using disks that do not support the write speed will cause unreliable
    results. These disks may or may not work on the recorder but will not
    likely work on other devices.

    Will the disks play back in the recorder once finalized if yes and
    it won't play on your player see if you have a friend that can play it
    in their player.

    If all the of the parameters are met, i.e., it's the right right
    speed, format and it is finalized the disk should work in a player that
    supports the format.

    So if it still doesn't work, then you might want to talk with Sony support.

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    mohammed marika thambi Oct 14, 2008

    have ui got clear ur fault


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When that happens it means you have to clean the lens.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    Ginko Oct 14, 2008

    The unit only plays CDs because of a lens problem.

    Try claning the lens , first using a lens cleaner, like the ones here.

    If cleaning with a cleaner disk and solution did not work, then you have to clean the lens directly.

    Remove the cover and access the inside of the DVD, unplug power first.

    Use soft cotton sticks and isopropyil alcohol to clean the lens, here is a picture of the lens pickup:

    As usual do the job at your risk, if you want to call for repair you can use the number listed in the owner manual.

    If even direct cleaning does not work, the lens pickup should be replaced,
    after testing that signal from and to lens is OK, but that is a job for
    a technician.
    If you need to call a repairman you can ring the number listed on your owner manual.


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