Every disc reads no disc in the left recording tray
I put in brand new blank Sony cdr and it reads it no disc 98% of the time.
I can't play anything in the DVD player. I just have normal discs from Netflix. I have had this problem before but it always resolves itself if I take the disc out and try again. Now I can't use it at all. Does anyone have a real solution?
Re: Every disc reads no disc in the left recording tray
I had a similar problem with my Yamaha DVD player which just kept displaying "reading, reading and reading"- eject-no disc or disc error. I took it into be repaired and was told it needed a new optical lense-cost $120.00 plus fitting.I was told not viable to fix. Not convinced I had a look on the internet and a suggestion given was to buy a can of Air Spray from **** Smith,$14.00 later and blowing the proverbial out of the inside of the unit-Bingo it works for about an hour and then, away we go again-reading reading reading - eject-no disc. Back to the internet and i found a DVD technician who advised the more often than not the problem is a dirty optical lense, and he has saved 100's from the grave by the following method. The most effective way to clean it is with a cotton wool bud soaked in Isopropyl Alcohol and give it a good rub without damaging it. I got the Isopropyl alcohol for $12.00 a 250 ml bottle from the local chemist and did what was suggested. IT WORKED and is still going- not sure for how long but the bonus is I can use the remainder for rubbing down my tired old body, as after shave or a refresher, in addition to fixing DVD's so not all is lost. It's worth a try considering I was going to throw the Yamaha away. Thanks to the internet and the good people who share their knowledge I am happy again.
Hopefully it will work for you. If not, don't forget the other uses for the alcohol.
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I've had this problem with trying to record on CD-Rs also. DVD and CD recorders can be very fussy. You just have to get a piece of dust or a fingerprint on the CD or DVD that's being recorded onto and it gets kicked back as a check disc or blank disc..
Another problem is some recorders will only accept certain brands. I've had problems recording onto a SONY CD-R with a SONY recorder! So, in summing up, try a different brand or make sure the disc is clean. Sometimes just taking the disc out and putting it back in in a different position will make the recorder think it's an OK disc. Hope this helps.
If its an older recorder it could be the usual problem of a greasy center-disc =
95% OF THE TIMES I could fix a problem like this was by cleaning with rubbing alcohol the rubber ring on the little rotating disc in the center of the drive mechanism. !!!! Because users always stick their index finger into the hole of all the CD'S for inserting a disc into the tray that a tiny amount of grease gets deposited onto the little rotation disc which touches the center of any inserted disc at about half an inch from its center hole. (underneath) When its greasy the discs slide and the inserted discs speed stays uneven and slow.
You must open the drivebox ( after unplugging the power-cable) to see and clean it.
Be careful to not look at it with power "on" because the laser will make you go blind (danger!!!!!!!
I heavily use a Toshiba DVD recorder since 12 years and it is my most reliable and most versatile recorder, while my brand new Sony recorder lasted only 2 years - Others as well had problems with finalizing etc. but in general the cleaning of the little center-disc that pushes from underneath against an inserted DVD to make it spin helps the most.
I answered this question previously and the solution remains the same;
how long have you been using the player and has it ever accept blank DVD-R discs in the past.
The problem might be as a result of weak laser (lens) or the blank discs inserted might not be compatible with player.
the laser(lens) of a player becomes weak, it will not be able to read
blank discs. It only takes a very strong laser to read/accept blank
discs. If it happens that the laser (lens) is the cause of the problem,
then it means you will need to replace the laser (lens) to a brand new
one to be able to read blank disc. Though the player might be playing
DVD and CD, note that blank disc is stronger when it comes to reading
from the laser (lens), it requires sharper laser. I hope you understand
So, insert a CD into the player and observe if it will play.If it plays, then its obvious that your laser is very weak.
Concerning the incompatibility issue, I
hope you are aware that there are various kinds of empty DVD discs such
as DVD +, DVD -, DVD RW. Try any of this empty DVD discs as one of them as to be compatible with this DVD recorder.
the two topics discussed above, one has to be the cause of the problem.
So its up to you to figure out which is the cause of the problem.
The problem still is;nt fixed. I bought the dvd recorder from a person that buys customer returns at an auction. I contacted him and he offered to give me a full refund or another recorder. He thought it might be a software problem.Thanks for getting back to us on this problem.