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Wont finalize recorded it full length machine shut itself off because it was full ,clicked ok tried to go to edit to finalize , it would not allow me to go to edit, to finalize , tried to play back said disc un reconizablel

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The most likely source is the power board in the unit. If you remove the lid, you will see the power board siting off the side of the DVD tray. Look closely at the board and you will notice 5 cylinder type capacitors that are black with silver tops. If the tops are not exactly flat, but look like they are bulging, then the capacitors need to be changed.

The capacitors are: 10v 2200uf 105-Degree Capacitors.

The symptoms are: the unit will not power up immediatly. If the power is connected and the unit left for a few minutes, it may show the timer after while, and power on, however, it will not work correctly. I have even been able to put in a DVD and it be recognized at first, then fail.

If you need help, email me.

Kahn

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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