Thank you jjeff, and CitiBear! Note the ends of it, some may be single sided, and the othere may be opposite sided. Head cleaners won't work, it constantly says different errors. Most of them died, two or three times, within the original warranty period. If that owner desires a traditional repair by a factory-authorized service facility at a cost not exceeding that of a new recorder, they're out of luck. Have a few more disks I needed to format just before my Sony rdr gx7 stopped formatting.
Once you get a signal, you're where you need to be. Insert the Q-tip in the open slot and use a spinning motion while moving the Q-tip in and out. Is it possible for me to find another rdr, then use the new one to format these dvds recorded with the older rdr? Choose from between1 hour and six hours. The majority of recorders contain oddball, one-off burners that were designed solely for one or two versions of that particular model: six months later, Panasonic, Sony, Pioneer and Toshiba would switch to yet another half-baked burner that would be incompatible with everything before or after. After that, move on to another recorder that is still mfr supported or at least known for durable burners like a recent Magnavox or Toshiba. So its a bad idea to continue on with Sony recorders unless you have a stack of unfinalized dvds you need to complete. Panasonic owners have since been thrown to the mercies of predatory independent repair centers at exorbitant prices.
While ejected you may be able to use a long wooden handled Q-tip often used in the medical industry soaked in iso alcohol and with the aid of a flashlight you may be able to clean the bottom spindle. Here is a old thread I posted. When it stops, you may play the dvd. Finalizing afterwards cannot be done. Thank you, Anthony I don't have a Sony but do have a couple suggestions. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: Hope this solves your problem.
If so generally you need the same brand and actual mfg. A few fortunate folk manage to find this forum and get referred to our member mckinct, who has a small stockpile of parts and performs excellent Panasonic repairs at reasonable cost. It stops recording but allows you to add more on to the first recording without starting a new chapter if you want. Answered on Jan 10, 2010. In the end if parts could be found I might pay someone to repair it if they think it's worth it.
I really don't want to get rid of it because the recording quality was really good as was the quality on the 360 and the 355. I had the same problem. If this doesn't work or you want to try another method you could try ejecting the tray and unplugging the machine. . It looks like I'll go with Iso Buster after I buy a new laptop with a burner. Answered on Apr 18, 2010 I have the same problem.
Once again, thank you for all your help. Just pushing record will force the machine into a 3 to five second delay before actually recording anything so you might mess up and miss the first few seconds of your input. When your recording is done, just push the pause again. Leave it to sony to have you take off the front control panel to make it easier. As this strio wire has to move along with the laser assembley, there is chance for the conductors to got break. Am I out of luck with these dvds being unformatted to play on other devices? If you are satisfied that you are finished, then push the pause button to stop recording. Originally Posted by HootyHaHa Have a few more disks I needed to format just before my Sony rdr gx7 stopped formatting.
To archive really important stuff, stick with the first 3 speeds. Detach it from your player, and go with it as sample. Thanks again, Anthony Now a new Sony question. I don't like getting near those flexi contact strips? I talked to a Sony Service Representative and they said to return it to Walmart and get another one, but I suspect I would encounter the same problem. If it works, buy that recorder on the spot. The loading noises don't sound weird but make the galloping sound like my Panasonic made before I cleaned the hub and spindle. The burners in these earlier Sony models were hopeless and no spare parts are available.
It starts, goes for ten seconds and stops. Just continue to release the pause button to continue. Depending on the model, some recorders made after 2006 finally had dependable burner designs. It seems pretty straightforward to get at the hub, spindle, and laser. I still have about 100 discs that I never finalized.
Anthony Originally Posted by MediaFan63 I really don't want to get rid of it because the recording quality was really good as was the quality on the 360 and the 355. Suggest you use a dvr-rw or dvd+rw to practice on. Between Iso Buster and Cyber link I should be able to get the recordings off the discs I never got to finalize. This wire is locked at both ends with a sort of clip, that you can detect and loose it to detach. Is it even possible or do I own 100 coasters. But that is in fact what Sony is doing: you can whistle up a rope, but the units cannot be repaired in a traditional, convenient manner.
It starts, goes for ten seconds and stops. Is the drive sealed or can I take the lid off to look at it after I remove the enclosure cover? You just replace the strip wire, which is flat cable connected from the laser picup unit, which has carbon tracks as conductors, and are easy to break. I would be curious to see if others are having the same problem. Also, thank you for the Cyber link power dvd player info. A diagram showing how to open up the burner can be found on page 59. Does anyone have experience cleaning inside a Sony recorder?. Who knows maybe they might be able to find me another brand to apply the credit to although I doubt it.