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Format Error I filled up a sony DVD-RW disc (1.4GB) with video and pictures now I can't access it with my Sony DCR-DVD403 camera. It keeps giving me a 'Format Error' message but won't do anything else. I definately don't want to format it and lose what is on the disc. Is there any solution to make sure that I can watch/transfer the video and pictures?

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    It happened to me the same thing as to Babaracas.... Is there any solution?

  • Roswellblah Nov 28, 2007

    This happens to me ALOT with this camera! I was watching footage I had taped last directly on the LCD screen and out of now where the "door opening" symbol came on, then the camera turned of when the DVD door opened. I turned it back on and sure enough: Format Error. I didn't touch the open button, it just did it on it's own. Now ImageMixer won't recognize because it's not formatted, but I need what's on there... any suggestions??

  • splitboy Jan 20, 2008

    Same thing happend to me, a poor girls 18th birthday debut all gone! I've searched everywhere for answers an nothing... unless you wan to pay a company in england 350 pounds!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I can't get my videos to transfer to my mac. IT keeps saying error message.

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I had to format :/

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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First option would be to attempt to read the disk in another DVD player, for example on a PC. If that succeeds then transferring the data can be done via the PC. Another thing to try is to reset your Camcorder - refer to the manual to locate the switch and then try again. If neither works then re-formatting is probably the only answer. Always format the disks in the camcorder - not elsewhere.Good luck.

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