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Disk Error My DC20 camcorder will not recognize any disk - I have tried several brands. I know I am using the right type because they use to work. But now I put the disk in an it makes a noise (like something is loose) as it tries to find the disk. Then a disk error appears on the screen. I tried cleaning the lens but that didn't work. Thanks!!

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  • kbecerra7 Oct 22, 2008

    Same problem, disc error even with the expensive sony discs. Won't initialize....can't do anything with it. An old disc will play on the camera and I was able to record on an old disc that came initialized. Since then, nothing...

  • jsolomon_76 Nov 17, 2008

    I keep getting a disk error message.

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If the camcorder does not read any disk, and makes noise when reading a disk and does not start reading, then the problem concerns either motor assembly or lens pickup.
If the disk is spinning and lens had been cleaned already, then the lens must be replaced.

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