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How clear or repair C1300 (Dirty Disc) Error from Sony DVD Recorder RDR-GX3

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Have a Sony RDR-GX3 (PAL) DVD Recorder. After a minute or two of recording the display reads Dirty Disc Error 1300. Same thing when I try to finalize the disc. I am using brand new TDK DVD-R discs. Clean the machine using a good quality lens cleaner, but still getting same error message.

Can someone help me clear this problem?

Thank you...
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  JamieReeser replied 8 years ago.

Hi and welcome to Just Answer! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to help you with this.


I will need some more information first. What type of disks are you using? Brand, speed? Is the DVR getting unusually hot durring this process?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>I am using TDK brand DVD-R disc. 1-16x speed 4.76Gb. The unit is not getting hot during use.</p><p> </p><p>Thanks..</p>
Expert:  JamieReeser replied 8 years ago.

Unfortunately these disks are quite picky. They don't like certain types of disks and you will get the "Dirty disk" error a lot when using any brand but Sony. (Go figure, huh?)


I would attempt to use another type of disk first, preferably Sony.


I would also get a lens cleaner disk and run that as well.


That will rule out the cheap simple stuff, and if you have more trouble please reply here and I will be happy to assist you further.