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Dvd will not play on other players after finalising

Hi,I have a sony DVD recorder, RDR-GXD360. when I record to disc DVD-RW and finalise the disc it will not playback on any other players including my computer, can you help please. Thank you.

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if the disc no longer loads on your computer with the data it was suppose to have been written too it may be a finalizing error and you would want to make sure you have all the updated drivers and are using compatible software for it. If after burning the disc it is not being read on other dvd players and is not being read by your own dvd drive on computer or player than it is definitely a hardware problem and will most likely need to be replaced or returned if still under warranty

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Does the DVD work fine on your computer and have a problem only when it is put in the DVD player?

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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