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How can i fix the "movie Recording Disabled" on sony DCR-DVD108?

LiKE Most people with the same question...How can i fix my Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 and this poped out OF NOWHERE!! "Movie Recording Disabled" and it gets on my nervers b/c i dont know what its there for or how it got there and i ouldnt watch the video we jus did and that really upset me and i just want to find an answer like the rest of these people so PLEASE HELP! =) i need to know how to fix it w/o going to a shop or something,like can i jus enable it with a button or something??

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  • hisser May 15, 2009

    what if its a bad disk? (this "movie recording disabled" incident has happened to three disks containing valuable family memories - they are not finalized disks). Are there solutions that can help recover video on bad disks?



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Hi there. I undertand how upset you must be. I would be if it happened to me. Did you check the manual for this error code?

If you didn't, I'll tell you what it means. It means one of 2 things: 1) you have a bad disk or:
2) you are trying to use a disk that has been finalized. Once a disk has been finalized, it cannot be recorded on.

I'm sorry, I know it's a bummer, and it's not what you wanted to hear, but it happens occasionally. There is no fix for it. You just have to get a new disk and record it again.

Thanks for using FixYa, and if you have any further questions, just comment back. If you don't mind, please rate my solution a fixya.


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  • UsamaFareed Apr 04, 2011

    Thank you, it really did work for me.

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    jolene0523 Sep 23, 2012

    Ok, I have tried nemerouse disks, empty ones, and ones that have recording on them but still space available and it doesnt matter. It still tells me that? I havent been able to use my video camera for 4 1/2 years because no one can figure it out, so frusterated.



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