Question about Sony RDR-VX500 DVD Recorder/VCR

3 Answers

Disc Error problem

Hi
My Sony (see below) has an intermittent fault when recording to DVD...it sometimes works...and sometimes says the disc is not a recordable disc.
I've tried:

  • with new discs
  • with a wet/dry lens cleaner
Thanks
Stewart

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 790 Answers

Hello sir ,


When did u buy the system ???

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

  • Kanth raj
    Kanth raj Mar 13, 2008

    Step 1:

    Check the disc you're using for scratches and dirt. If the disc is
    damaged it won’t play properly, regardless of the DVD player’s ability
    to function. You can use a DVD repair device like the "Disc Doctor" to
    repair the DVD or purchase a new DVD.




    Step 2:

    Make sure the discs you're using fit the correct format specified by
    your DVD player. For example, if your DVD player doesn’t support
    home-burned DVD-R's, then you can’t use a DVD that you made at home.
    You may need to upgrade to a newer model, most of which accept the
    latest DVD formats.




    Step 3:

    Clean the laser lens with a DVD laser lens cleaning disc. DVD laser
    lens cleaning discs can be purchased at most electronics retailers or
    online. Insert the laser lens cleaning disc and follow the
    instructions.




    Step 4:

    Insert a correctly-formatted, undamaged disc into your player. Listen
    to see if it begins to read the disc. If it continues to make no sound
    and gives you the same message, then the problem is probably that your
    disc is not spinning in the device.




    Step 5:

    Turn the device off and unplug it. Take off the outer casing by
    removing the three or four screws and lifting the top piece off. This
    will allow you to see if anything is simply stuck or jammed. If this is
    the case, a simple nudge back to the correct position will fix the
    problem.




    Step 6:

    Clean the lens while the DVD player is open. A dirty lens is most
    likely the cause of your no-disc error. The lens should be cleaned with
    isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab.




    Step 7:

    Take your DVD player to have it professionally fixed only when none of
    these other solutions solves the problem. A professional repair
    technician will be able to tell you if fixing your DVD player is worth
    the money.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi,

If I may add to smilemaker and Darbsus and with their indulgence...

Your concern "intermittent fault when recording to DVD" and "disc is not a recordable disc".

Possible reasons/solutions:
1. the Sony RDR-VX500 has certain limitations to what blank DVDs it can record to. It will not work with Version 1.o DVD -RWs. Additionally the blank DVD +RWs must be 2.4X speed compatible. It will not also work with double layer discs nor with 8cm discs.
2. your choice of recording time/quality exceeds the capacity of the blank CD.

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.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Mar 20, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any developments with your concern?

×

  • 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
  • 47 Answers

Pls. check if your dvd supports +R or -R, if example it supports
+R you need a recordable disc that supports also +R

Posted on Mar 13, 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 have a sony rdr-gxd455 dvd recorder that is supposed to play DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs. Everytime I load one of these discs, I get a Disc Error, even for one that was not used before.


If you get a disc error, it could be dirt on the lens. So you should try cleaning it. Generally this effect all discs, but your player might be sensitive so only does it on new discs. You could have a bought a bunch of fake discs too, looking genuine, but useless!
Lastly a fault on the player.

Sep 19, 2016 | Sony RDR-GXD455 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

My sony dvd oplayer/recorder only sometimes accepts the dvd-rw discs without displaying disc error


That is odd, the only other option is buy a DVD cleaning kit and follow the instructions it might solve your problem.

Mar 07, 2012 | Sony RDR-HXD860 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

1 Answer

Disc error shows up after loading Problem with the Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder I record a show then go to play it and it does, but when I open the disc tray and then put disc in again to view message...


Recording tv program or duffing none codes dvd disc,must wait it for finalizing code done completely before can take it out or can be watching it on the same DVD recoder player or a compatible one.Record other disc,just must wait the disc to completely finalizing it final codes,the disc should play with no problems.

Mar 22, 2011 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Funai VCR/DVD recorder DVR 2737. My -R discs record ok but during finalising I get disc error - cannot record on this disc Error code E22. Can you help?


I was advised to try another make of blank discs. I bought Sony discs & they worked ok. I had been using supermarket own brand.

Oct 13, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Panasonic DMR-ES30v Combo- Message of "Check disc for error"


Pay TV in Australia will record "no problem" BUT BUT when it is a pay per view or Box Office etc it will be blocked in a similar way as Macrovisin that is recognized in the encoding of the recording device that the signal is passing through. The result point blank displayed you are not allowed to record this program or it is blocked or distorted part of the way through the recording etc...

Dec 31, 2008 | Panasonic DMRES30V DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

2 Answers

Error code


Hi there,

Try using a DVD / CD cleaner disc in the unit - this might fix the problem.

Post Back here again..

Thank you

May 21, 2008 | Radio Shack Accurian ADR-0106

1 Answer

Emerson EWR10D4 DVD Recorder


try mr dvd-r discs from poundland.
They work with the funai machine.
Its worth a try.

Dec 24, 2007 | Emerson EWR10D4 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Will not playback get error message Please Check Disc


i have a r136 , have you got the dvd discs u need ? i had the wrong format .

eg, dvd+rw needed dvd-rw

if not and there re-recordables they dont work after a few recordings and u need a new disc.

Dec 05, 2007 | Samsung DVD-R130 DVD Recorder

7 Answers

Toshiba d-r4su won't finalize


to clear "error 14", press the "display" button on the remote control - this has worked every time my toshiba has an error 14 message

Sep 14, 2007 | Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony RDR-VX500 DVD Recorder/VCR Logo

Related Topics:

188 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96518 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...