Question about Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Disc Error Message

I am suddenly experiencing a problem with my machine. It refuses to acknowledge +/- RW discs, whether blank or recorded. It just makes a strange noise like tick tick, like it is struggling, then flashes a Disc Error message after two minutes. Strangely, it will take R discs and those that are pre-recorded. Any thoughts? I am at my wits end on this matter.

FxGentleman

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

THESE UNITS HAVE SOFTWARE ISSUES. THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE IT FIXED, IF "IT IS THE SOFTWARE" IS TO HAVE IT SENT TO SONY FOR SOFTWARE UPGRADE. THE UNITS USE UNIX AND THE CODE IS NOT OPEN.
PER TO WHAT SONY SAYS YOU NEED TO.
Please send the unit to Sony Service Center for upgrade.
1001 Technology Drive ( PCSC)
Attn: Materials/Door 27H
Mt Pleasant PA 15666
Or
Sony Electronics (LCSC)
10227 crossroad loop, suite C
Laredo, TX-78045

DON..

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I just purchased new blank Maxell dvd-rw 4.7gb/2hrs. discs and they wouldn't initilize past 8% so I tried re-formatting the disc and now the machine won't recoginize the disc or any disc, even...


Get a CD/DVD laser lens cleaner - the kind with optical quality brushes sticking out of the bottom of the disk. Run this in the player/recorder a couple times. Should clear it up.

You can get them at Best Buy, Radio Shack, online, etc...

Jun 16, 2011 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

When trying to record a home video VHS to DVD this is what I get. E-4 54040990 Cannot record on this disc. The disc is brand new.


Have you've tried cleaning the laser with a cleaning disc?

Failing this it may be worth removing the cover and cleaning the lens directly with a QTip and some lens cleaning fluid. Only use a drop and then wipe off with a clean dry QTip.

The other option is that you are using an incompatible format of blank DVDs. I've heard of people having problems using DVD-R & DVD-RW and although it is lised as being suitable for all types of recordable DVDs I belive you're best using DVD+R & DVD+RW.

The Manual states

Recordable disc

• We strongly recommend for good recording quality:

SONY DVD+RW 4x, MAXELL DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x,

MAXELL DVD-RW 4x, MAXELL DVD-R 8x/16x

• Discs that have been tested and are proven to be compatible with this recorder:

VERBATIM DVD+RW 4x VERBATIM DVD+R 8x
VERBATIM DVD-RW x VERBATIM DVD-R 8x JVC DVD-RW 4x MAXELL DVD-R 16x

May 09, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

I HAVE A EWR20V4 EMERSON DVD RECORDER. I HAVE BEEN USING MAXELL DVD-RW W/LOGO SHOWN IN MANUAL120 MIN | UP TO/MAX 2X. AS FAR AS I KNOW, THESE STILL ARE RECORDABLE AS SOME ARE NOT YET FULL. I COULD NOT...


yes all the DVD recorders are very sensitive to what brand is fed to them......go back to your ole faithful Maxell here are 3 sites you can try......J & R music, Amazon.com or Ebay

  1. http://www.jr.com/product/productListing.jsp?Ntt=maxell+dvd+blank
  2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_tref_p_brandtextbin_1?rh=n%3A1036658%2Cp_brandtextbin%3AMaxell%2Ck%3Advd+blank+media&keywords=dvd+blank+media&ie=UTF8&qid=1282862945&rnid=15784691
  3. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=maxell+dvd&_trksid=p3286.c0.m301
note if you updated (firmware) your player you may need to purchase the dvd w/ 4x-16 speed..

Aug 26, 2010 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

4 Answers

Error code E 4 54040990


jamesgranger - I think your DVD recorder is still having trouble reading the DVD+RW. It should not have a problem using a DVD+RW many times. Try taking the DVD+RW and put it in your computer. Find it in Explorer, right-click and choose "Erase". Then try to record to it using the DVD recorder again. If it works, you can use this to record, though it might be a pain.

The fact that your machine will record to the +R means that it works. Failing to work (record or erase) on the +RW means it's not reading it well. I would try running the lens cleaner again if it were mine. Also, I would make sure that the unit didn't have a lot of dust in it. If you can, power it off and use some spray-air to be sure there's no dust. You may have cleaned the lens, but if there's a lot of dust inside the unit, it will quickly find it's way back to the lens and you'll have the same problem. Michael

Jul 09, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Disc error message when load DVD


Are you loading to play or to record?
Commercial DVDs should play.
DVDs for recording may not be recognized by your drive. First make sure that the disc is blank. You must insert a blank disc of the proper format: DVD-R or RW, DVD+R or RW. Even with the proper format, some brands may not behave the same way as other brands.

Dec 24, 2008 | JVC XV-N320 DVD Player

2 Answers

Sony dvd rdr gx300 failure to delete discs


You can delete titles on a DVD+/-R, but it will not free up disc space. These are not "rewritable (RW)" disks.

To reuse discs, start with a DVD +/-RW. Be sure to format it "VR," not "Video."

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=RDRGX300

Oct 12, 2008 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

2 Answers

Recording Error "Can not record on this disk/E4 54037380


I had that exact same problem. I would record a bunch of dvds with no problems for months and then some and one day it doesn't work. Only this showed up E4 EA03738B. However I've found the solution. Instead of going out and returning the recorder or buying new dvds just purchase a Laser Lense Cleaner. It's a dvd cleaner. Works like a charm.

May 05, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

Panasonic DMR-E50 won't recognise blank DVD's only


You can only record to dvd-ram or dvd-r NOT dvd-rw!

Dec 03, 2006 | Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder Logo

Related Topics:

260 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96333 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Nasir Muhammad
Nasir Muhammad

Level 2 Expert

148 Answers

Are you a Sony DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...