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Disc error! remove disc

My Sony dcr--dvd205 powers up and everything seems normal until you put a disc in and the monitor says 1st "access disc" then it reads "disc error ! remove disc." I have tried several different discs to rule out disc coruption. What could be the problem?

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  • agfc Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same issue with several different discs, TDK and Sony brand. Disc worked until I paused recording, then tried to record again and it gave the same error.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I had the exact same problem! My disc was brand new. What's the problem?

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Actually ur lens got weak and it is unable to prepare the disc for writing if u can see ur lens u can try cleaning it with soft cloth very soft or u can buy a dvd cleaning kit for ur camera it will help other wise u have to change ur lens

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Remove battery to decharge internal capacitors for 8 hours
ought bring any software hiccup back to normal
also there might be a "reset hole' access with a pin somewhere on camcorder, try depressing

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