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Sony rcd w500c recorder


After burning the disc, and the finalizing starts
a message interrupts the process, "incomplete"
and has been happening more and more
frequently. It seems to occur mostly on
"high speed" synchro burning. My unit is
only 2 years old; I have used it a good
amount, but noticed this problem starting
to happen about 3 months ago.


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Re: Sony rcd w500c recorder

Higher laser power is needed for high speed dubbing - does it work ok at normal speed? If so would point to a failing laser. Sony charge a lot for these but in the US there may be a fixed fee out of warranty repair cost.

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Hit finalize, then "yes".

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