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Disc Error The problem that has been occuring on our Hitachi MV550 DVD camcorder on a regular basis is the disc error problem resulting in disc failure. In recording a graduation cerimony this error occur resulting in all video being lost. VERY FRUSTRATING and DISAPPOINTING. Again I used it at a friend's wedding - after 15 minutes of recording the disc error message came on and that was the end of that precious video. My question or plea - is there any way of retrieving the video on that disc once it has failed. Maybe a professional with professional equipment can retrieve it? I am desparate to get the video of the wedding off this stupid disc. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Disc Error

If you don't mind paying out some money, data recovery experts can possibly retrieve the data. You may want to try doing it yourself though because at least you know you won't damage the actual disk. Who knows what will happen to it after it has left your possesion.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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