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just press and hold the pause key on the unit for about 5 or 6 seconds and the progressive mode light will go off and the picture will come back.

Sony RDR-VX515... | Answered on May 17, 2015

More than likely the dvd tray tracks are misaligned. The way I would fix this problem would be to take the unit apart and carefully examine the tray gears.

Most of them are essentially the same and you won't need a manual or anything to figure it out, just patience and common sense.

Sony does have service manuals for just about every product they've ever made, but access to them is limited to Sony employees / techs.

There are a few places online that sell copies of these manuals but like I said earlier, patience and common sense are going to be the quintessential tools for fixing this problem.

  1. Unplug the dvd unit.
  2. Take it apart, check the gears.
  3. Plug it back in to see where the clicking is coming from exactly. -- Be careful not to touch anything, you don't want to damage anything or worse shock yourself.
  4. Unplug the unit.
  5. Get the gears back on track.
  6. Plug it back in and see if it's fixed.
  7. Once everything's working again put it all back together.

It's not under warranty still right?

Get back to me if you get stuck or have more questions. You can also upload pictures and videos if you want to give me a closer look at the problem.


Sony RDR-VX515... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014

you are asking about its fatory setting mode procedure, I assumes and post this solution.
1. Press "SYSTEM MENU" while the recorder is in stop mode.
2. Select SETUP and press ENTER.
3. Select OPTIONS and press ENTER.
4. Select FACTORY SETTINGS and press enter.

Sony RDR-VX515... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012

To unlock the receiver from child lock, Press '/Power ON button on the recorder. The recorder turns OFF and ' CHILD LOCK' appear on the display. The timer indicator remains lit if there is a timer setting. The recorder will not workexcept for timer recordings.
To unlock the recorder, Hold Down '/Power button on the front panel of the recorder itself, until the "CHILD LOCK" display disappears from the front panel display.

Sony RDR-VX515... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012

This is quite common of older players. Some only work with DVD+R discs and others with DVD-R discs.
Some player also does not read recordable discs (an early form to try prevent piracy)
Also make sure if recorded on your Recorder, that the disc is finalized before you try to play it on an older player. (See your menu / manual on the recorder for the procedure)

Sony RDR-VX515... | Answered on Nov 25, 2011

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