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My JVC DR-MV7 will play most DVDs and even record, but recently, it stopped being able to finalize. After I get the message saying "finalization has failed," I can't even play the DVD anymore - thus losing everything I've recorded. How can I fix this problem?

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My JVC DR-MV7 will not accept any disc for playback. I insert a movie disc and it consistently rejects them. After about 15 to 20 attempts, sometimes it will stay and begin reading the disc. It also sounds like some internal components are encountering some resistance (moving parts inside?). Any ideas?

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Finalization requires some additional space on the disc. If you record in XP mode, and the program you have recorded is between a 1:10 and up, you may not have enough space left on the disc. For recordings going forward, change the recording mode to SP, LP, or EP.

Alternatively, if you have recently switched the type of disc that you are using for recording, it may have automatically switched the JVC to V mode or VR mode, interfering with the finalization process. Reset the JVC's defaults by going to General Settings --> Factory Set (pp.20-21 of your manual).

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