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Faulty DVD recorder

The unit will not play any disks , It simply rejects the disc I am told that there might be a problem with this particular model, This is the second one we have had. The first one was exchanged after 9 months

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  • pegwell Dec 12, 2007

    Sony RDRGX210S DVD Recorder Disk loading fault-rejects all discs blank/retail/ any states can not play this disc-even when blank is inserted

  • mambo320 Apr 11, 2008

    dvd-r discs cannot be viewed or recorded on after recording something from tv. we figured out once to finalize the dvd but now it wont even load to get to that menu. sometimes it does it and sometimes it doesnt.

  • Babanagar Apr 23, 2008

    Not reading any disc when loaded



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Yea this type of fault occurs due to malfunctioning of the ROM CHIP in your DVD recorder. I think you must replace its faulty circuit or get it RE-EPROM it

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