Question about Sony RDRGX210S DVD Recorder
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.
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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)...you 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
See the following URL and follow the instructions to the letter:
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 11, 2012 | Dual XDVD8281 - DVD Multimedia Receiver...
Sep 01, 2011 | Dedicated Micros Digital Sprite 2 RS Video...
Mar 05, 2011 | Cameras
Oct 17, 2010 | Cameras
May 18, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 DVD Camcorder
Dec 09, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR
Mar 25, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder
Jan 25, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-ES25 DVD Recorder
Feb 25, 2007 | iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder
26 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: