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Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder Won't Record, it will start to record and then it will stop and say DIRTY DISC and I know that the 5 different disc's that I have tried are not dirty, I have tried

It will say "DIRTY DISC" and then it will stop recording, most of the time when this happens I have to unplug the machine just to get the disc to eject, and I know that the disc isn't the problem, its the machine but I cant find any one to fix it, I have tried Radio Shack and Best Buy and they couldn't fix it, well Best Buy wouldn't even try, I would try to take it apart and fix it my self, if I had a clue on what to do, Because I do have 4 of them, all with the same problem.

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SOURCE: Dirty Disk Problem with DVD+R Disks on SONY RDR-GX300?

I have used my Sony GX300 for a couple of years and love it. I prefer +R blanks. The only occasional problem is the media brand. It will not record Fuji 16X, but will record Fuji 4X, which are rare nowadays. I have used TDK 16X with success, but this week bought TDK "lightscribe" blanks, and the GX300 would not record with them.

Sony should provide an upgrade download for the GX300 but does not. On the internet I have been unable to find a list of suitable brands for this DVD recorder, so I have to take risks when shopping. Fortunately, all blanks can be used for my computer so my money is not really wasted.

It's October, 2009 and in Toronto there has been a shortage of DVD blanks for months. I've been told there will be lots available in December.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get rid of dirty disc error message at 1 min

Ok you might need to have it cleaned professionaly worse comes to worse have the lens replaced, something ether got on the lens or the laser is not reading or writing correctly. Can it be fixed? Sure depning on the problem inside I could not tall you 100 p[ercent as I have not looked at the unit.

You might want to take a gander inside and see if the lends is not dirty.

Thanks an please rember to leave postive ratings and feedback.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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You might want to take a gander inside and see if the lends is not dirty.

Thanks an please rember to leave postive ratings and feedback.

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Sony should provide an upgrade download for the GX300 but does not. On the internet I have been unable to find a list of suitable brands for this DVD recorder, so I have to take risks when shopping. Fortunately, all blanks can be used for my computer so my money is not really wasted.

It's October, 2009 and in Toronto there has been a shortage of DVD blanks for months. I've been told there will be lots available in December.

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