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Dvd disk cannot be used to write

I have tried dvd-r disk 16x and 4x. Except Memorex dvd-r 4x is the only brand that work. I have tried other brands 4x and does not work. Memorex 4X is not available or difficult to find. Why is Memorex Dvd-r 4x the only one that work? and if is another brand or type of disk that i can use?

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Re: dvd disk cannot be used to write

You should ring Sanyo helpdesk direct for fault like this as you shouldnt be having problem of this nature also would be good idea to go back to where you bought it to see if they have heard of problem,.

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