20 Most Recent Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder/VCR Questions & Answers

I called the manufacturer and realized I was using the wrong type of recordable DVD disc to dub to. Non copy protected VHS tapes dub just fine as long as I'm using the proper disc.

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Dec 20, 2019

Thanks for model number update.

below is an image of VCR Mechanism used in this unit.


Part number details, exploded view of parts and timing information are available in related service manual which can be obtained from Manual Zone with little fee.

If you are familiar with VCR mechanical repair then it would be easy to fix.

You can check required part availability and price in Part Store.

I hope above info will help you to fix this unit. let me know if you need further info.

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Jul 31, 2018

Mechanism failure. Application of the wrong type of alcohol in the wrong place did not help.

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Apr 07, 2017

There are any number of reasons why it won't play. The loading basket is jammed, the video tape has got tangled up in the mechanical section of the vcr or the loading gears are stripped. Unplug machine and remove top, [screws side and back] if the tape is spewed carefully remove by cutting it and clean tape particles, for any other problem have a technician check it out.

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Feb 04, 2017

what I would do is play the vhs tape for a bit then rewind and press the dub botton only and see what happens. if nada then insert a new blank dvd and make sure its formated.

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Jun 02, 2016

that does not change the input.post a closeup photo of your remote so we can read it .

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Sep 21, 2015

Try playing on another device, more like a blurayplayer .
You can also try bringing to like a walmart, walgreens or a staples to see if they can play it from their side of things.
Try another pc with a dvd or bluray device.

I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/zelio_00a80ed57645ccbf

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Jul 22, 2014

Your DVD recorder is set on DVD-3 remote option, check DVD Recorder remote lower section for DVD Mode button that has 3 options, set it on DVD-3 and recorder will start responding on your commands of remote.

Sony RDR-VX530... | Answered on Jul 13, 2014

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