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DVD ejected before finalizing and now there is nothing???

I accidentally hit eject while trying to turn on the light while recording at night outside. I was devastated when I closed it and then no menu came up. It was as if it was a blank DVD. My husband ejected the next DVD before done finalizing when I told him not to and the same thing happened. Everything I recorded before gone! I am so scared everything is gone. THe first DVD was my son's birth. I can't imagine it's just gone! HELP!!! THanks in advance!

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Re: DVD ejected before finalizing and now there is...

Use disc file recovery software such as norton' disc file recovery. Unreadable or corrupted disc files can be recovered using these programs in your computer.

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