my 2 month old Toshiba xde500 keeps saying "bad disc" or "loading" without ever loading. has this happened to anybody else? is there a solution other than smashing it?
SMASH IT!!! I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT EITHER!
It might be rejecting the disc because the disc is corrupted or not an original copy. Try to clean you DVD recorder by inserting the CD cleaner and replay it again.
gone through similar problem with 2 of these units since april, 2009! Too bad toshiba wont tell us what it is and send us a replacement part.
i bought this piece of junk as well. Had the same problem right away, so i took it back and exchanged it for a new one
(same model). Guess what... same problems.
I have been looking online because I figured I would find all sorts of other people complaining about it, but this thread is all I have found on the issue. I called Toshiba and they said all they can do for me is exchange it for a new one. I told the guy I didn't want a new one, I want a different one, to no avail. "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"..lol. Either I just have terrible luck and got two pieces of junk in a row, or this DVD player is just a junk design, I'm more convinced of the latter. After he told me he couldn't do anything but exchange it, I told him, "well, I guess I will just throw it away to save myself the aggravation, and stop buying Toshiba electronics." Which is, I guess what I will do. I wish I had a better solution for you. I'm betting if you do a search on this player in a few months, you will find a lot of complaints.
LOL! right NOW I'm staring at "bAd" on my POS XDE-500. Ha Ha. If you want to talk to Toshiba yourself call 1-866-583-7353. But be prepaired for some stupid circular redirecting of your query. At least they have English speaking people on the end of the line.