Sony RDR-VX500 does not load some dvds, disc error.
5 days ago I started having issues where some dvds are giving me disc errors. the confusing part is that it is not all. ones that are failing continue to fail, time and time again. ones that succeed, do so every time. i have cleaned the ones that fail, but this does nothing. i have cleaned the dvd player. bear in mind all of my dvds work 5 days ago.
i am completely confused. any ideas.
Re: Sony RDR-VX500 does not load some dvds, disc error.
Try the disks in another DVD player. If they play with no problems in another player, then you have a hardware issue with your Sony. Nowadays, if it is out of warranty, fixing it is not worth it, because it is cheaper to replace, at least in the USA.
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On most DVDs there is a small hole under the tray where you can insert a straightened paperclip, push in and it will manually open the tray. If not if you can try GENTLY prising the tray open by inserting screwdrivers on both sides of the tray with the power off
DVD players are ****!! This is my 5th time buying one. It's like the industry is running a big scam because that know that soon all movies will be digital mp3. All of my players give me the same error!!
DVD-Rs do work with the RDR-VX500 ...... I had not recorded on mine for a few months after I ran out of the last batch ....... then I tried recording on the newer Sony DVD-Rs I had ...... would not record on DVD-R ..... turns out the instructions say the recorder will not work with any DVDs faster than 8x .... It looks like it's recording but it doesn't ..... then I noticed the newer DVDs were 16x ...... found an old 8x and tried it and it works fine ..... turns out the unit won't record slower on a 16x, it just won't record at all ...... get 8x and you'll be ok
Computer Burned discs are a grey area for some players[different firmware/chipsets]
There is a list on the web of players and what they will play a Google/Yahoo will reveal.
Also checkout the manual that came with the player.
Make sure the DVD-R is 8x or SLOWER. They are difficult to find these days. The unit will not not give any specific warning when a faster disc is used, it just doesn't work.
The burner is simply an IDE drive, so it is upgradeable, should you wish to risk that route.