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Disc Error message

I use 8X DVD-R Taiyo Yuden discs exclusively. Occaisionally I would get a Disc Error message, and I would reboot the machine by unplugging it for a few seconds - and it would return to regular/routine/normal use.

Now, I cannot get the machine to take one of these blank discs at all without getting a "load....load....load....& eventually a Disc Error message.

I know it is not the discs - these are primo discs in a perfect environment. So is it a dirty laser reader, or is it a software issue - as brought up on this site?

Help - I have loved using this recorder, and don't want to change.

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  • Don Jones Mar 03, 2008

    Ok, now it goes through the same drill with a pre-recorded disc - one made professionally by a studio - load....load....load & eventually Disc Error.

  • Don Jones Mar 17, 2008

    tried both, but to no avail. thanks.

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You'll need to unload the device, remove the software for dvd, download new from www.sony.com and start anew..

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Hi,

It may be a simple case of smudge, dirty, dusty laser lens. A bit of cleaning might only be needed. Pls try:
1. a can of compressed air to force out any out or foreign materials;
2. use a CD cleaner readily available from most computer stores/shops.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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