Question about Sony RCD-W500C 5-Disc CD Recorder

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    Same with me. I use audio cds and cd-rws specifically for music and the same thing is happening. It used to work fine

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    same problem doing the same thing

  • dvldg_usa Apr 08, 2009

    I used to use this to record my band. Now when I press record, it says DATA and goes back to BLANK DISK

  • larakrofft Apr 14, 2009

    I've had this unit for 5 years and now it's doing the same thing. Any solutions? I'm using Audio CDR's.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    i got the same issue and i just got mine.



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You need to use an audio CDr, data or computer CDr's will not work in this machine.

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I havee been trying to record services at church...and every time i hit record it says data disc....what am i doing wrong...please help me!!!!!

Manuals are always a good place to start.

You ARE using a data disc. It's literal. RTM and see that it only uses blank media that say "Digital Audio" on them.

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I think your problem is that you are using a blank CDROM type disc in a CD Audio recorder. If you "burn" cds on a computer, it does not matter what type of cdr you use, but if it's for a stand alone CD Recorder (that you ise with hifi/dj stuff) you MUST use CDR AUDIO discs (sometinmes it will even say FOR MUSIC)

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For sony rcd-w500c/w100 won't go to record mode.

Make sure you're using CD-R AUDIO or MUSIC blank discs. It won't record onto data discs.

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Sony RCD-500C I get a data disc message when pressing record

It wants a CD-R Audio or CD-R Music blank disc to record on. It won't record on CD-R data discs.

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Can't read blank disk in record drive?

Well, yeah, it's blank, right?

Or do you mean it won't accept a blank CD-R for recording?

You have to use blank CD-R Audio or CD-R Music CD's in a home CD recorder. It will not record on data disc media but it will play almost any CD with CD Audio music on it.

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Sony RCD-500C I get a data disc message when pressing record.

You need to use CD-R Music or Audio blanks, not Data. It's part of the spec for home CD recorders to reject blank data disks.

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I get a "Data Disc" message when I press record.

have you purchased the correct blank discs? sounds like you've inserted discs that can only be used on a PC. these players can only record onto blanks bearing the "compact disc digital audio" mark. these are for use on home audio recorders. hope this helps?

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