Question about Sony VRD-MC5 DVD Recorder
Pushing it does not open or close the drawer. It also won't recognize that a disk is present. If I power up the unit with the drawer open, the bootup sofware closes the drawer smoothly, so it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem. After bootup, the unit displays "insert disk", but the eject button does not open the drawer.
Also, if I manually open the drawer, put in a disk and close it, the unit does not recognize it, it just displays the "insert disk" measage again.
Is there perhaps a firmware update that I could do to fix this? If not, who can repair it?
When idsk is not recognized it is because the laser mechanism can no longer focus on the disk. If this happens with all disks then the unit is fubar and it is time to go shopping since repair is not cost effective.
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Problem dubbing from VHS to DVD
Try different brands of disk, most dvd-r recorder are disk sensitive, buy only one disk per brand, find the brand compatible to your recorder by just inserting the disk and wait for confirmation that it is ready for recording session. I have tried around five brands, sony and maxell as well as verbatim are good dvd-r disk.
Posted on Aug 23, 2007
How I got my DVD
from ”lock” condition
My DVD (Panasonic m: DMR-ES10) had gone to ”locked” condition without any warning.
Perhaps the reason was that I transfered the machine when it was on and recording was going…
Guidebook didn´t help to resolve the problem, neither Internet. Finally I managed to solve the promlem . This is how i did step by step:
1) Power on
4) no disc
6) to others
8) select down arrow
10) select right arrow
11) setings for playback
13) ratings (level8)
15) No limit
17) ”The Recorder is now unlocked” (picture of open lock)
After this DVD works normally.
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
SOURCE: sony dvd player cant eject disk
Actually if all you want is the dvd, there is a plastic cover on the underside of the dvd player below the dvd tray. Open it from the tab like a door and inside the slot you'll see a little black lever that you have to move with a small screwdriver or something like that....then slide the lever over towards the power button. If you don't feel comfortable doing this next step please bring it to some one that is familiar withit or a repair shop !!!!!!!!PLEASE UNPLUG BEFORE MOVING ON!!!!!!!!! Now if ya wanna fix the "LOCKED" error and unplugging it doesn't help, you have to take the top case of the dvd player (six screws and slide it back.....the case might get caught on the plug on the back so slightly lift it above it. Then once you have the cover off, with the front of the dvd player facing you...unplug the connector that is on the left hand side of the dvd tray that connects to the circuit board with firm and straight up pressure.....pull (it is ok to pull from the wires, just grab in the middle). Now you might have to plug in the power for the dvd player with that connector unplugged but do so with caution!!!!!......if ya want just put the cover back on without the screws on and just press power a couple of times.....then remove the power cord from the wall, take your case off, reattach the connector.......you'll here it kinda snap back in, make sure you put the connect back on the same way, it really only goes in one way, the prongs are more to one side. then slide your cover back on making sure you lift the back of the cover over the power cord on the back and the put your screws back in and your done.......this should solve both your problems. I think my kid was messing around with mine too!!
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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