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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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Instructions | Download Updater (4 MB)

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