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Finalzing my disc

I am trying to finalize a disc and I can see the Finalize option within the menu but cannot select it. I'm wondering if I did something wrong during the DVD initialization process that has caused this. The users manual doesn't have a troubleshooting section for this problem - only directions on how to finalize. I have tried Finalzing with the camcorder plugged in and this still does not work. Any deas? I have the same problem with my camera DC100. Please hepl us. You can give us the contact of canon camera manufactuer? We'll try to contact them. Norene

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  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    i cant fianalize on my camcorder i c the option button i just cant select it

  • atishalini Nov 05, 2008

    i am trying to finalise the disc on my canon dc10 and can see the finalise option but it's dimmed and i can't select it. i also have the camcorder powered directly from a power outlet. any suggestions as to what am i doing wrong?



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Remove battery for 8 hours, this decharges internal capacitors, remember to be in playback mode, not record mode when finalsing a disc, keep plugged in to external power supply

Posted on Jun 04, 2012


You can only finalize a disc in the dc100 with the power adapter on. (page 59 instruction manual)

Posted on Aug 09, 2007


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I replied you in premium post as well. here is with details...

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