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Disk reading When inserting a new disk, it attempts to format, but then sends the message that the disk cannot be recorded or formatted. It does the same thing when attempting to play a previously recorded disk-says the information cannot be read. This is a new phenomonen. It also will have either stopped recording in the middle of a programmed session or stop replay when I attempt to view - don't know which.

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Re: Disk reading

2 questions her 2 problems 2 answers. 1.Recording The machine is probably fussy about the type and brand of blank disk it will work with. Check your manual and sample several brands 2. Playing the burned disk you wish play if from another device has to be finalized in the burner machine.

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