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My SONY VRD-MC5 will not Format Disks

My unit fails to format DVD's. I'm using DVD+R discs and have two units. The other one works perfect. I have downloaded and installed the latest firmware and that did not help. The unit worked for several weeks before it failed.

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    out of the box - i've tried all different formats +rw, -r, etc - none will format.

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I have the same problem currently. I have successfully recorded to the Sony CM5 in the past from my DVR, but no longer can. I have Comcast and wonder if they have changed the DVR firmware and blocked output. Also some broadcasts have something in the signal to stop recording. I got half of my program done, and can't record the rest on DVD. I will try to DVR local news, then record to the Sony, to see if it's a signal issue or something with the Sony. I haven't tried to record from a VCR.

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SOURCE: I have a Sony vrd mc5 that has not been used much.

maybe the circuit is bad why not try to trace the wire to see where the fault is from but i think its the wire maybe its broken inside.

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I have a Sony vrd mc5 that has not been used much. I plugged it in and it will not turn on. Please help


maybe the circuit is bad why not try to trace the wire to see where the fault is from but i think its the wire maybe its broken inside.

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