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Disc Dirty my RDR-GX300 has been getting more and more disc dirty errors, and has now refused to play discs that it recorded when they were not even removed from the machine. Has also now refused to play store bough discs...

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  • Gene 45 Feb 13, 2008

    I tried that using a CD/DVD Drive cleaner I bought at Staples. It has two little brushes on it that supposedly sweeps clean. Is there a better style?

    with a cleaner, perhaps?

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Reportedly, the WR/R drives that Sony installed in these and other similar models have a technical defect. They will work for about a year or so of moderate use and then start having problems reading the disk. Eventually they quite working entirely. Internally the drive is removable and looks somewhat like any other computer DVD drive. Unfortunately you can not just replace it with a standard drive from your local Best Buy store. It is a proprietary drive with a special cable and firmware on the motherboard specifically intended to work with their own equipment. If you contact Sony tech support they WILL NOT sell you a new drive. They don't allow consumers to repair their stuff, you have to send it in to their service center where they can charge you up the wazoo to fix it. When one of these units dies the best solution is to go on line and find a refurbished unit to replace it. New ones are about impossible to find because they are being discontinued, and buying a "used" one will be questionable since it already has who knows how many hours of use on it already and will just develope the same problem. A refurbished and repackaged unit will be the same as new but with a factory replaced drive.

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It's not the disc that is dirty it is the laser that reads them. Try using a cd/dvd cleaner on the RDR-GX300.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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