20 Most Recent Sony RCD-W500C 5-Disc CD Recorder Questions & Answers


There's a solution to the problem : the problem is one word..; '''Sony''. Throw the unit away as to my knowledge there is no company who makes discs that will allow a TOC (table of contents) to be written to the disc. All those Sony units were only designed to be accept Maxell CD-R Music Pro blank discs. They are unfortunately unavailable /no longer being produced. Step one: .Buy a Tascam recorder they accept consumer grade cds.. Step two: Boycott Sony as most of us who owned one of their standalone units didn't get two years of use out of it..including myself and most i've ever talked to about it.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Sep 28, 2017


The device has failed, it happens all to often, this is the exact symptom, problem? the laser light is most likely burned out.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Jan 19, 2017


Manuals are always a good place to start.

You ARE using a data disc. It's literal. RTM and see that it only uses blank media that say "Digital Audio" on them.

Web search "Sony RCD-W500C manual"

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Mar 31, 2016


On questions like this it would help if we knew the manual was or was not consulted.

And if it was NOT, why.

C14 / TOC Error The unit did not read the TOC information. Insert other discs.

http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq02.html#S2-19

[Extract]

"If you write data to a disc and leave the session open, the TOC -- which tells the CD player or CD-ROM drive where the tracks are -- is written into a separate area called the Program Memory Area, or PMA. CD recorders are the only devices that know to look at the PMA, which is why you can't see data in an open session on a standard playback device. CD players won't find any audio tracks, and CD-ROM drives won't see a data track. When the session is finalized, the TOC is written in the lead-in area, enabling other devices to recognize the disc.
(Something to try: write an audio track to a blank CD, and leave the session open. Put the disc in a CD player. Some players will deny the existence of the disc, some will spin the disc up to an incredible speed and won't even brake the spindle when you eject the disc, others will perform equally random acts. The TOC is important!)"

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Mar 31, 2016


The manual suggest vibration may have interfered with the recording for the C13 error.

Check your email for the manual.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Feb 28, 2016


They are quite a few belts which drive deck a in this model. Make sure a cd isn't jammed.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Aug 25, 2015


HAVE YOU tried to open the tray by the pin hole on the front with a paper clip

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Jul 07, 2015


What CDs are you using? Audio ones?

This may be what you are looking for: http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/CD-R-Audio/38-3216?LGWCODE=383216000;83827;4797&gclid=CNuDpMaL4cMCFcvJtAodTDgASA&gclsrc=aw.ds

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


It doesn't require audio CDs, does it?

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


I think there are opto sensors around the carousel, these may be faulty as the machine needs to know what position its at.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Nov 23, 2014


Line Out from the CD player/recorder goes to REC IN on the tape deck

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Sep 12, 2014


Unfortunately, you have to remove the screws that hold the top cover on the player, unless you can remove the ones still in place one at a time through the door. If you can remove all the ones still in position, you might be able to get the remaining ones by flipping the player over.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


I don't know but you really need to evaluate the 'blank CD' assessment better. That is the proper indication that you CAN record on it in Deck B. See page 22.

Maybe follow the manual as written. For your analog recording scenario see page 25. Doesn't your cassette deck have RCA out?

The actual source is irrelevant to the "blank disc" question.

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


you can only record on disks that are specifically marked for 'digital audio' you cannot just use any blank cd-r disk

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014


not too sure about that i use washing up liquid a very small drop on a cotton bud place on laser polish with another bud

Sony RCD-W500C... | Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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