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Cannot finalize dvd

I recorded 9 dvd's on holiday, 7dvd's i have finalized, the other two i cannot finalize, it keeps saying "please unfinalize" AND when i unfinalize, then finalize,it still says "please unfinialize!! Somebody please help.

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Try playing the problem disks on your PC. If they wont play and the "Finalised" disks do then try recording a further brief clip on the problem disk. If that works then attempt to "Finalise" again. Can you play the problem disks in the Camera by the way?

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