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Reading and bad disk

I apparently have a corrupted disk in my recorder that can not be read. I have tried shutting the recorder off and eentering but so far nothing I try will cause the recorder to eject the current disk.

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Re: Reading and bad disk

Unplug the unit and turn off the power switch on the back. Wait 10 minutes, plug unit back in, turn on, hopefully, as it did for me, it will read "ERROR" and allow you to hit the eject button and have it finally work.

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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Re: Reading and bad disk

You can press the eject button on the drive behind the front panel or connect the ribbon cable from the drive to a PC to eject it. More instructions are on my website here:

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If this is happening with all disks then there is a problem with the laser reading the disk and this is usually due to dirt or debris on the lens.

You can avoid disassembly of the unit by trying a DVD cleaning disk such as this. The alternative is to clean the lens with a Q-Tip and some isopropyl alcohol.

If the problem is confined to one brand of disk then suspect the disk itself as some recorders are picky about which brand disks they can read.

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PS. dont use cd cleaner fluids,,, that wont clean, , , , , ,just lighter fluid ok!!!


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