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Disk loading fault

My recorder refuses to read any disks, formatted or otherwise. Also pre recorder movies etc, Strange enough, when I put a cleaning disk in thinking it may need a clean it read the disk and played the audio instructions.
Please advise me as to what I may be doing wrong.

Ray Bannerman

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SOURCE: disk error

Thanks, I can hear the disk spin. It also makes a knocking sound every 5 seconds while it tries to finalize until it errors and then stops. It's very quiet when just recording. I was thinking the spindle had worn down enough to cause the disk to not spin true anymore but I didn't think about the laser going bad. If it wasn't under warranty I would open it up and see for myself.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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SOURCE: can not read disk

I just sent my BDP-S300 in with same problem...the tech told me he couldn't duplicate the problem and I think I know why...the fix is to UNPLUG the power cable and leave it unplugged for a minimum of 2-3 minutes...this process clears the internal memory; it seems that if you don't clear the memory, it won't read any disc because the unit thinks the same 'problem' disc is in the drive... (don't simply hold down the power button for 5 seconds - that will 'factory reset' the unit to default settings and you will have to reset your video / audio settings) have to physically unplug the unit from the power source...If I had waited a little longer before repowering the unit, I wouldn't have had to send the unit in (obviously the unit was without power during shipping and when it was powered up, internal memory was reset and thus did not indicate any problems). One more trick I learned is this - If a disc won't eject, turn the unit off, and instead of using the Power button to turn unit on, use the Open / Close button...the tech said the unit will then eject the disc before trying to read it...Hope this info helps!

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Disk will not format

My unit will format single layer DVD but not double layer. Anybody have a solution ?

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SOURCE: how do I update the firmware on the blu-ray player

See the following URL and follow the instructions to the letter:

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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Dvd players are only made to last a couple of years(the laser goes bad).If you play scratched disc's it won't last that long.Hopefully you didn't pay alot for the player,and if you did then you can get the laser repaired but its expensive.I usually wait until the things go on sale and pick one up for 20 or 30 dollars.When the laser burns out after repeated use I just buy a new one because fixing them is more expensive and unless you want to continue having problems its easier to buy new.These guys that put alot of money in these units are just wasting their money.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: sony blueray not playing blueray

i think in these modles there are 2 lasers one for normal dvd's and 1 for blueray my stepbrothe plays blu-ray on ps3 all the time and his packed up but normal dvd worked so try checking that or using a disk cleaner (a special disk) and try cleaning the blu-ray disk

good luck

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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