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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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  • james101brat Jun 24, 2008

    Every time i try to finalize it will start then stop in the middle and say incomplete then error. It did it a couple times then worked aterwards but now does it all the time.



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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.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007


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