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I mistakenly taken out my DVD out of the sony 605E without finalising it. I am not able to playback it in the PC or even see it in the Camera........

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    I have the same problem and now it asking me to format my disc. What do i do now?

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Try this - Put the disk back into the camera and try recording a further short clip. If that works then finalise and try playing back in camera/on PC. It may help.

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