Question about Sony DVDirect (VRDVC20) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

1 Answer

I put a disc in and in keeps ejecting it. I know It is the proper disc.

The display window says eject even after I put in a new proper disc.
Any inofrmation will ber appreciated.


Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers
Re: I put a disc in and in keeps ejecting it. I know It...

Make sure you are using the correct disc, which it shows in the instruction book that came with the unit. Then I hold the button down while it is open and insert the disc. Works for me, and I have four of which I use daily.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Artisan 730 keeps ejecting CD/DVD tray?

Possibly the the eject switch is stuck, open the case carefuly check and rectify.

Mar 25, 2015 | Epson PRINTER,ARTISAN 730

1 Answer

Cant open dvd drawer

Sometimes DVD player drawers get stuck closed because the disc inside isn't seated properly. At other times the player may have another problem. The first step in discovering if it is the disc or another issue is to remove the disc. Most DVD players have a secret eject button. It allows you to open the drawer when a disc gets stuck and cannot be ejected normally.
For this you'll need a standard size paperclip.

  1. Unfold the paperclip and make it as straight as possible.
  2. Look closely at your DVD player . Push the tip the paper clip into the small hole on the tray cover on the front of the Toshiba. The hole is on the right side of the cover.
  3. Press inward gently with the paperclip until you feel a slight resistance, then continue pushing to engage the internal eject button. The tray should pop open partway.
  4. Gently pull the drawer until it's fully retracted. Be careful not to pull too far.
  5. Remove your disc from the drive.
  6. Before you reinsert another disc, use the remote and/or buttons on the player to close the door, and reopen it. You can also press carefully with your fingers. If you cannot open/close the drawer normally at this point, do not put in a new disc until you have repaired the problem.

What You Need

Dec 09, 2013 | Toshiba SD CD & DVD Burners

2 Answers

My 1977098v-d6 will not eject

Possiblky the disc has moved even though on a spindle. When you say it will not eject is this using the software asking it to eject if so it will send the instruction to eject but when it finds a problem with the disc the tray will not open. So, get a pin or needle, in the front ogfthe drive will be a tiny hole behind which is the manual release. Stick the needle in the hole and push the manual release the tray should then unclick and you should be able to remove the disc.

Feb 29, 2012 | Dell (0F027) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

1 Answer

I can't eject disc

If this is the first time this happened, sometimes a particular disc will cause an error and not want to eject. If it is a permanent problem, you may have a bad motor or gearing for the tray eject.

You can either try unplugging it and replugging it and seeing if it ejects, or see if you can right click the drive in windows and select eject. Lastly, you can also eject the disc by pushing a paper clip in the hole on the front.

Please leave feedback if you found this helpful.

Mar 18, 2011 | Memorex Products - External DVD Recorder,...

1 Answer

PC s/n = 0029975695: The tray will not eject. When

The usual problem with disc drives is a little belt that drives the loading tray. It stretches with age and slips, so the motor turns but the belt doesn't. If you want to take the time to try finding one, the belt is replaceable.

On the other hand, new DVD/CD burners are only around $30, so it's usually not worth trying to repair the drive. It's faster and easier to put in a new one.

Hope this helps. Thanks for using Fixya!

Mar 01, 2010 | Gateway (5502134) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

1 Answer

I have a Lite-On DVD writer that will not open unless disk is in.

The problem is with ur DVD Writer Tray, Some of the reason ur dvd writer tray get jammed. For the temporary purpose you can use the manual eject pin hole Technique.

Nov 07, 2009 | CD & DVD Burners

2 Answers


*Tangent* After scouring the web looking for a solution to this problem, and I bet you this must be the case and problem for many an optical drive owner, regardless of brand or function (CD-ROM, DVD ROM, CD Writer, DVD Writer, Combo CD Writer / DVD ROM) but after busting my head trying to find the solution, some clever thinking solved the problem, where published articles on the web did not:

LG DVD Writer (HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B) no longer recognizes discs and no longer burns DVDs or CDs

So you have a DVD burner that, for the longest time, properly burnt discs and aided you in archiving absolutely everything that has ever been important in your life, and now, all of a sudden on a whim, the drive no longer recognizes discs (when placing a disc with data on the tray and closing it, Windows Explorer changes the label of the drive from a DVD-RAM Drive to a CD Drive and any efforts to view the contents of the disc produce the mocking-error message "Please insert a disc into drive X:" Furthermore, in Nero Xpress, Nero Burning Rom or Nero SmartStart, the screen inviting you to set burn speed, set a disc volume label, toggle MultiSession Disc or toggle Finalize Disc has a nice bright lit illuminated "Burn" label button inviting you to proceed, but any attempts to place a blank CD-R / DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, whatever, into the disc tray and closing it fades out the "Burn" button and never illuminates it again unless the disc in the drive is ejected. This, of course, is irregardless of the disc access light blinking its friendly green accessing-goodness-message and coming to a stop as if everything was peachy upon first closing the disc tray.)

*Tangent* The few times this had occurred to me in the past (with completely different computers and computer configurations save the same DVD Burner drive) I would often start disabling and enabling drives in Windows Device Manager, and if that didn't work, deleting drive drivers in Windows Device Manager followed by rebooting and auto-reinstalling, and if that didn't work, disabling drives in the system's BIOS, and if that didn't work, fiddling with the power supply power leads and IDE interface ribbon cables and jumper settings (from master to slave to cable select) until finally the damn thing would kick in and start operating again. This time around though, nothing was working out. It had been two days of fiddling and the damn drive would not come back to me. I had even undone all the bindings of my drives in my PC case and tried the unit in other machines with the same result, and also tried it in a true MS-DOS environment using a CD ROM driver and MSCDEX with the same result. What this indicated to me was that, contrary to what many of the articles say online, that the problem is not software based like many would lead you to believe, but rather hardware based.

I read so many suggestions and not one of them sounded reasonable, considering that the drive had given me years and volumes of successful burns prior and I had already miraculously brought it back to life before: I was suggested everything from flashing the drive's CMOS to deleting lines in the system registry (regedit) to deleting and installing new ATAPI drivers to installing VERY suspect and dodgy executables that would miraculously fix things, to using different burn programs, to changing IDE Interface Ribbon Cables to changing entire power supplies, and my most hated suggestion of all, "the drive must be broken, but drive's are cheap these days anyway, just buy a new one." FOOLS! After careful elimination of possible causes, I ruled out anything that was software, operating system, or BIOS-slash-motherboard based. Sadly, unlike my pop, I know next to nothing about electronics, so my last hope was that it was a mechanical problem. Since the drive not being able to access standard discs with data on it was a clear indication of the problem, I booted in a MS-DOS environment using a Windows 98 Boot Disk, complete with CD-ROM support (these little f'ers are trusty when you get into trouble.) I called up the drive letter for my quote-unquote defective DVD Writer, placed the data disc in the drive, closed the tray, ran a simple DIR command and waited for the "device not ready" message. Once that came up (as expected), I ejected the disc tray, walked to my Grand Mother's sewing room, got a good ol sewing pin (no doubt created before the concept of home computers were even fathomable) closed the disc tray once again, ran the DIR command again, but this time, while the disc was trying to be accessed, I pushed the pin into the little emergency tray release hole, forcing the tray to eject just enough to grab onto with my fingernails. I then simply pressed the standard electronic disc eject button again, invoking a close of the tray, and low and behold, the directory contents of the disc came up. I didn't even have to run additional tests, I knew right then and there that the problem was a mechanical one with the closing of the drive (perhaps the gears were no longer coming into the proper position to place the motor hub onto the hole of the disc or the laser eye became stuck in a position that did not favour starting on the first track of the disc...who knows) Bottom line is, the thing now works as it always did, as intended.

Pre-Requisits: Authentically pressed data disc that you do not care if it gets damaged (like an old outdated driver disc, AOL access disc, etc.) and a pin long and thin enough to get significant travel into the emergency release eject hole located below the disc tray (safety pins are a good choice, while thumbtacks and nails are not.)
1 - Boot PC with no disc in the troublesome drive
2 - Within operating system environment, open disc tray, place useless data disc on tray BUT DO NOT CLOSE TRAY
3 - Access a read function of the troublesome drive (in MS-DOS, navigate to the drive letter assigned, close tray with disc and type DIR or in Windows, double click My Computer, double click the troublesome drive's letter until the "please insert disc into drive X:" message comes up, and then close the tray with the disc
4 - While the disc is attempting to be accessed, in a straight manner and with pressure, push the pin into the emergency tray release eject hole until the tray pushes out physically
5 - Close the tray by means of the standard electronic eject button on the drive

-Video Game Junkie

Apr 07, 2008 | LG GSA 4163B DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

1 Answer

Lite-on dvdrw LH-20A1H problem

dont eject the cd when windows is still using the cd anyway ,like copying ,songs playing ,
easiest solution -restart the pc
i face the problem but it is once a time not repeated so ,restarting the more ideas

Mar 01, 2008 | Lite On LH-20A1H DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

2 Answers

LG RC195 VCR/DVD Recorder

You need to "Finalize" the disc, or it will not play on any other dvd player other than your LG. Finalizing the disc permanently commits any data onto the disc, no more writing or editing can be done.

Jan 23, 2008 | CD & DVD Burners

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony DVDirect (VRDVC20) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner Logo

Related Topics:

72 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony CD & DVD Burners Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Shahzad  Waseem...
Shahzad Waseem...

Level 3 Expert

746 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4721 Answers

Are you a Sony CD and DVD Burner Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides