Question about Sony RDR-VX525 DVD Recorder/VCR
I had the same issue with this DVD player. I noticed the problem after running the firmware upgrade. I could do nothing to fix the problem and neither could the Phillips support line. Luckily I purchased an extended warranty, too bad the player went out before it kicked in. The one 1yr Phillips manufactures warranty had to replace the unit with a new upgraded model.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
Thanks, I can hear the disk spin. It also makes a knocking sound every 5 seconds while it tries to finalize until it errors and then stops. It's very quiet when just recording. I was thinking the spindle had worn down enough to cause the disk to not spin true anymore but I didn't think about the laser going bad. If it wasn't under warranty I would open it up and see for myself.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
Can you hear the cd spin?
more times than not the laser is bad.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
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In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.
The main motor will not work in some cases as unless the tracks are read the drive motor will not work with signal from the processor.
Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If there is no result then watch if the CD spins or tries to spin. If so the board seems to work unless a test is taken on the main board but the possibility of a defective optical head can be the suspected fault.
If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board
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