Hi My recorder is nearly 2 years old and has been playing up for some time but is now very bad. When
I am playing a pre-recorded program the disc appears to stop with a
quite clunking noise from the disc. It will then start playing the
program again, then it may stop with the picture broken up. When I
format a disc the tv screen shows the normal format messages then
'formatting complete' but the disc is not formatted and the message
screen on the reader says 'noformat'. Sometimes the disc seems to be blank but I know there is something recorded. If I switch the machine off and on it may be ok sometimes.
I have a similar problem in that it will not record at all or not record very well. It has a drive inside like a PC DVD drive called the DVD RAM drive. The horrible clunking (grinding) sound is the disc slipping in the spindle. Unfortunately here in Australia the fix is to replace the whole drive (AU$350)!!
I have opened it up and tried to adjust the force of the spindle and it works for a while.
Hope somebody has a better solution.
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Place an empty disc in, format the disc, record a little scene. Turn off camcorder. Place the error disc in the camcorder, turn on the camcorder all the way to play/edit. If this doesn't work turn it to record and try to record. Worked for some of my error disc
To resolve this issue, try one or all of the following:
Wave® music system is designed to play commercial CDs, CD-Rs,
MP3-encoded CDS and CD-RWs. If your system has trouble playing MP3 CDs,
make sure the discs were recorded with compatible formats. See Cannot play MP3 CDs
The system may not be able to play certain CD-RW discs. Playability
is dependant on how the disc was recorded, including the format it was
recorded in and the actual disc used for recording. Note: iTunes
defaults to AAC as the encoding format. In order to use iTunes to make
CDs that will play on the Wave® music system, you’ll need to change the
format to MP3 How to Choose Import Options
Different brands of CD-Rs and CD-RWs use different materials which
may affect the ability of a player to read them. If you are burning
your own CD-Rs or CD-RWs, experiment with different brands of discs
If a commercial disc won’t play, check for scratches, fingerprints
or other physical damage. Try the CD in another player. If it still
won’t play, there may be a problem with the disc
Reset the system by disconnecting the power cord from the wall for one minute, then plug the system back in
xboxes are my speciality, spent about 2-3 years repairing them.
you,ll have a dirty or worn laser unit.
thats why it won,t read disks.
As for your other fault, regarding unloading.
this is the hard-drive, being 6 years old, it,s worn out.
Constantly read/writing Data. and the possibility of being full of dust. it,s had a great life.
i,m in birmingham ( UK )
If you need a service-repair-replacement.
Please contact me for further details.
Mike @ Compurepair.