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Discs I have recorded I get the disc can neither be played nor recorder, and it erases what I have already and already watched.

I have discs I have recorded that when I put them back into my Sony DVD RDR -GX315 recorder, to watch them even though I have already watched them previously, I get the disc can neither be played nor recorder, and it erases what I have already recorded on the disc. Is this due to changing settings on the DVD recorder from what the previous settings were when i recorded the disc to begin with?

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I have the same unit. Similar problem but mine does not erase the disc. It says disc error on almost all dvd that are store bought and kicks them out. Will play almost all of the ones I recorded on it and finalized. I must let a disc in it at all times or door will not open. Lots of bad stuff on the net about this unit. It is a lemon! Mine is out of warranty and sony wants $175 to fix. Saw some blogs where it was serviced 3 times and still not right. Buy a new one before investing in the unit you have as there are many gremlins in it! Sorry I cannot offer specific help but this is where I am at!!

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