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Toshiba Sd2800 My brother gave this to me without any instructions. When i put an Disc in it reads ;" Loading " and makes a rewinding sound and ends up reading Disc error. I bought a DVD Cleaning Disc but I can't even get that one to Load. Please help.

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You may already have given up on this model and bought a new one, however, I have (sort of) a solution to this problem. I have a Toshiba SD-2800 that, over the years, has had limited use and today, when I tried to use it, I received constant "Disk Error" messages on all media, blank and pre-recorded. On other boards I saw a reference to shock-absorber feet on the drive mechanism that collapse over time, causing the drive to bind up. I put in a disk and, as quickly as possible, turned the unit upside down. The disk played normally. In order to eject the disk, I had to turn the unit right side up or else the platter would open and the disk would remain inside the unit.

Clumsy? Yes, however, it worked. I plan to open the case tomorrow and see if there is some way to prop up the drive mechanism to avoid the flip action. Doubt I can get new parts on a unit this old.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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I have the same problem with my SD-2800 that Ruska has. Any suggestion how the unit can be fixed?

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also, try a straight dvd+r disc, not a rewrite. experiment with other discs because some will not see cheap discs but expensive ones.
i have dvd that does not even reconise a dvd, but when i wish to burn a dvd, i use that one because it is the best.
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