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Sony dvd recorder model rdr -gx210

Does not read dvds at all when a cd is put in the drive it sometimes reads the disk but does not play. and then when you try to eject the disk it is locked up if you then disconnect from the mains it then is unlocked but it still does not play

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  • diskman Feb 15, 2008

    i have done all the checks you suggested before i asked the question .i am sure that it is the laser (optical unit).in your reply you suggest to try the drive unit in another pc, it is not a cd rom drive it is in the sony dvd recorder model number RDR-GX210.

  • yogendrakuma May 11, 2008

    i have sony dvd recorder . the dvd recorder does not read &write the dvd but cd write from the hard disk and not read the cd please tell me how the find out this problem

  • christopher mawson Sep 21, 2008

    MY DVD RECORDER RDR-GX210 wont accept any type of dvd either commerciallly produced or dvd's made from my own camcorder tapes- it wont accecpt any kind of blank dvd for formatting prior to recording- it is happy with any kind of music CD and photo CD containing jpeg pictures--
    any suggestions please
    from mr chris mawson colchester uk


  • ollycom Feb 03, 2009

    i don't use a sony dvd but i have a hp laptop (hp 530) i thik the dvd writer installed with it is hitachi, the dvd stopped reading every disk no autorun and whenever i tried opening disk content from windows explorer, it ejects the cd immediately on click and prompt to insert a cd into the drive.
    in the case of dvd, it locks the disk inside until i restart my computer and i must eject dvd before it starts booting or else, i'l have to wait for a long time for computer to open up. it behaves as if reading from dvd.

    please help

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Geoffrey Thomas eui746@gmail.com I'm a RDR GX 210 Owner. I found this problem common with mine. I've found a rather crude but effective way to get my machine working.

If I get a cannot read from the disk message I polish the suface of the effending disk with a dry lint free ( typical cotton bussiness short or pure cotton bed sheet cloth), and re-insert.And Hey presto away it goes.

If anybodies interested I wrote a artical on why DVD don't work, offering solutions

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It might be worthwhile looking at ebay item number 280334310576

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Please check this dvd drive cables are not geting loose and clean the lens by lens cleaner
Second if you still find the problem try to check it on another pc if its work then its fine otherwise get it repaired/replaced if under waranty or not


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