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Some discs will not finaliize.

In each case they are Sony DVD - . Some finalize and play OK but some will not. The machine also makes a grinding noise during the attempt to finaliise. So far, this has only happened when I try to transfer from one particular VHS cassette. Having not finalised, it then displays "the disc is only available for playback. It will also not erase any items (thus behaving as if it has finalized the idsc - but it has not)

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  • hi_bandwidth Jan 15, 2009

    My unit (approx 1.5yrs old) is exhibiting a similar grinding noise and also has problems finalizing discs. It doesn't really seem to matter what type of disc is in the drive (I believe it's a pending hardware failure).



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Turns out the rubber disc grip on the spindle simply needs to be cleaned (using an alcohol wipe). This is the part that holds the disc firm while it's spinning...the noise and failed disc reads comes from this rubber getting dirty and allowing the disc to slip. Total time to fix including disassembly was less than 15 minutes!

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