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Dvd sony rdr-gx257 is showing unrecognized disc

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SOURCE: I have a rdr gx257 the dvd door won't open I press

check for a small pinhole in unit, this would be the emergency eject button, use an unbent paper clip and stick in hole, you should be able to retrieve dvd, however, the player may have to be sent into shop for will keep doing the same thing

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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SOURCE: I have had my sony

After ending recording, Finalize recorded dvd as option is available in recorder menu.
a Finalized dvd will playback in other dvd players.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Sony DVD Recorder, model# HDMI

I bought a Grex video stabilizer. Now I can record anything...from any source.

Posted on Feb 07, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Sony RDR-GX257

You will have to open the case, access the optical mechanism and dismantle it to remove the disk. Luckily this is a standard pc IDE unit that it's easy to dismantle and replace - just 4 screw to get inside it and a similar one can be bought for less than $30 at every pc shop.

Posted on Jun 09, 2011

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I lost my rdr-gx257 user manual


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its a blank disc how can it play back.. burn it with some data to play it..

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I cannot get the system to change the channel on my cable box during timer recording, even though it works when I test it.

I have the same problem. It works fine during setup and changes channels on my DirecTV receiver but does not change channels when programmed for a timed recording. I talked to a Sony Service Representative and they said to return it to Walmart and get another one, but I suspect I would encounter the same problem. I think their is a major design problem with the RDR-GX257. I would be curious to see if others are having the same problem.

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I am looking for the code for a sony DVD recorder model RDR-gx257 The remote is a 5in 1 15-2200. The codes in the manual dont seem to work.

Try all of the dvd players' codes for sony. If they don't work, then try searching for the code. All of the directions are included in the website above.


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