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Announcement to Sony DVD+RW Disc Users

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

2003-07-09
Sony has recently discovered problems affecting some of Sony DVD+RW blank discs that may not be writable or readable.

Due to oxidation of the element used in the protective layer of the disc, some discoloration in the form of black spots may appear on the disc, rendering it unable to write or read.

Some of the discs were bundled with our DVD+RW Rewritable Drives and other discs were sold independently.

Only Sony DVD+RW discs with the model numbers and production lot number listed below may be affected. All other Sony discs sold in this country are not affected.

We ask customers who have the affected discs to contact our Sony Customer Centre indicated below for further details. We will exchange each affected disc sold from March 2003 in Australia, with a new one, free of charge. Discs are available for exchange from today onwards.

Sony sincerely regrets causing this inconvenience to customers and we ask you for your understanding and cooperation.

Affected Products

1) Sony DVD+RW blank disc with the following production lot numbers are affected:

 
Package Photo Model Production Lot
DPW47L1 V3102045B10
V3102049B10
V3102071B10
V3200093B10
V3200102B10
V3200105B10
V3200132B10
V3200222B10
V3200225B10
DPW47


2) Sony DVD+RW Rewritable Drives with the following model numbers may come bundled with the Sony DVD+RW listed above :
  • DRU500A
  • DRU500AX
  • DRX500UL
  • DRX500ULX

How to Identify the Production Lot Number on the Disc
The production lot number can be found at the centre of the disc.
 
Contact : Sony Australia Customer Contact Centre
Telephone: 1300 13 7669
Open from Monday to Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm