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Error Message: Disk cover open, accidentally. Turn on power again.

I have a sony handycam DCR-DVD 105 and I keep getting the error message that my disk cover was open and when I follow the directions to turn on the power again I get another error message. Disc error. Unsupported format and I cant access any of the recorded information.

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  • wwtmww Jun 29, 2008

    Same here. my DVD cannot be read from Camcorder or DVD-rom

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    For no apparent reason, the "unsupported format" appeared on the screen and I cannot finalize or access any of the information recorded on the disk.  I replaced the disk and the camera works fine.  I guess it is a bad disk...?

  • atulkc Jul 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. Camcorder records for a while then gives message saying 'Disk cover open accidentally. Turn on power again" and when I do that then all the recording is erased and it starts all over again. I have lost two dvd recordings due to this problem, some one please help.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    Disk cover open, accidentally. Turn on power again. I'll loose all the data on the disc mODEL DCR-DVD405

  • anilkumarkc Aug 25, 2008

    I too faced this problem with my DV608 says "Disk cover open, accidentally. Turn on power again." Actually the power was not at all turned off..but sadly and surprisingly all the recordings on the disc was found to be deleted...cant believe this....Can somebody suggest the reason for this error...

  • irenevoortma Sep 28, 2008

    at the moment I can not use the camera, because everytime the same message anyone has a solution

  • Carol Hall-Jones Oct 09, 2008

    UGH I spent way too much time with Sony support and had no success my camera is doing the EXACT same thing and I have lost 2 very important recordings, one an interview with my grandmother. I am very frustrated that this seems to be a common problem and that means an obvious pre-existing issue with this camera and sony will charge me $210 to fix it. I might as well buy another camera. I am goiong to call a third time and report that I have found this site with all of you having the same issue. I am also going to report them to

    I encourage all of you to do the same! Sony should be held accountable to the consumer. This is not a cheap camera and they should repair issues that are related to faulty manufacturing.

  • b_demian Mar 29, 2009

    Same problem here.

    I get: Disc cover accidentally open. Turn on the Power again.

    Then after doing that I can not acces to the Disc again and it seems to be lost. I can Finalize the disc.

    Please help


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When you open the door you will see 2 metal tabs that are sensors to that are pushed by 2 plastic tabs on the door that push on the metal tabs to let the camera know the door is shut. For whatever reason these tabs are not pushed up enough and I triggered them by sticking something in there to make contact. I used the end of a toothpick for now. May be primative but it works for now and I may look for a method to make it permanant but at least my camera works now

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I too had the same problem with my DVD 755 model. I took it the sony service station but those guys didnt have a clue on this. But that guy did a RESET for the handycam and gave it to me (i didnt try doing a reset before taht.. totallly forgot..) know what.. i am not getting that error anymore :D i ahve been using it for past 1 months and no issues... recorded some 1 hr of video till now and it is fine.. pls try this and see if it works for u or not :)

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I took the disc out and sprayed it with air - the canned air you spray the computer with to clear the dust. Put the disc back in and it seems to be working great!

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If the lense thing doesn't work then this one will!!!

I dropped mine so the lense wasn't the problem, the door has some play in it.

Haha, yes finally what a pOS!, But I got it!!

So I got to thinking well the sensor or something be messed up a bit.

So hell , I put a C clamp on it. I started to record. Sweet, it worked!!! The cover was stuck so the sensor wasn't tripping.

Well that worked, but I didn;t want a c clamp on my camera all the time, so I had some Automotive Amazing Goop,

I lined the cover edges with the sealent and let it dry. Now when I close it , it stays closed and records without a problem.

I glued a bracket to the outside of the cover to make it easier to open.

But it was unusable before, and at least I can use it.

Good luck.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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You need to clean lens, i have a Sony handycam DCR-DVD 205 with the same probleme i clean the lens, and now work

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