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My dvd camcorder wont finalize my dvd's

Hi, i have been trying to finalize a dvd so i can copy it onto another dvd but my camcorder isnt allowing me to do so. when i go into the menu on my camcorder, where it says finalize it is writen in grey, its supposed to be black, and it wont let me click on finalize or unfinalize. any suggestions???

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  • jakedes Jan 10, 2008

    The finalize button is greyed out on my samsung 173 dvd camcorder. How can I finalize my disc

  • AKDrew Feb 07, 2008

    I cant finalize either, tried putting it on wall power and everything, The disc says finalizing for a couple minutes, then says disc error, and goes back to record mode like nothing happened.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    I am using Samsung SC-DC173U. I wanted to finalize the disc, but the Finalize menu is disabled and when I try to finalize it beeps and does nothing!!!

  • Cindylou352 Aug 22, 2008

    I bought this camcorder because it had good reviews. My babysitter lost my manual and I can't close or finalize my dvd's. I have had this for 2 years and haven't been able to finalize one yet! I am going to Disneyworld, I want to make sure this trip is imortalized......HELP!! HOW CAN I FINALIZE OR AT LEAST GET ANOTHER MANUAL???

  • xrodinax Sep 24, 2008

    hi, i have tried fully charging the battery, i have tried plugging into the wall, i have taken the battery out and replaced it...but still when i finalize it starts then says disk error?!can anyone help it has my holiday from brazil on!

  • lttlshck Oct 26, 2008

    need help to finalize dvd's on camcorder

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Make sure your camcorder is oon camera mode(when you can shoot videos) then finalize shoukd be written in black.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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Yeah had same problem! the camcorder will have to be put on the charge and then the disc can be finalized! hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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I can't get in the menu........to finelize.........no acces he says he is in power no battery,disk is full ,its a RW disk but .........not by sending to cumputer with a wire..........not finalizing........only i can watch by cam .........i would like to have it on my pc...........HELP please otherwise i loose my recording ......................thanks

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According to Samsung you have to leave about 5 minutes of blank space at the end of the dvd in order for it to finalize. Discs you have that are full will have to be recorded to a dvd or vcr recorder using the cables that came with the camcorder.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

If anyone is still having problems.....plug it into the wall....u cant finalize on battery power...

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

Yeah I had the same problem. I have a samsung SC-DC173u. It worked as soon as I took out my battery and replugged it in.
Thank you for the response!

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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Lm got a canon DC100A just take out my batt for awhile ,then plug my charger and my Finalize Option show and work on Menu Camara..just select Finalize and now l can watch my dvd disk everywhere [Sony Handycam DVD-R 1.4 gb]
amazing.!!!
thanks so much to yagy 2008

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This is most likely due to the type of dvd you are using. I believe you can only finalize the -rw. If you have the owners manual the first page or so shows which dvd you can use and what each will allow.

Posted on May 30, 2007

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I think it´s because if the batterie runs low while finalising the data on the disk will be lost. To get sure that the power won´t cut off while processing you have to plug the netpower on. In that case it should not matter if the batterie is in or not.
So just plug in the powersupply.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

I couldn't figure this out for a while either, but it is probably because you have your camcorder in playback mode. You can finalize from record mode.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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