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Cannot format how do i format a blank disc

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FORMATING


step 1 - place disc into unit

step 2 - unit will recognize disc

step 3 - unit will state this disc needs to be formated press play/pause button

step 4 - it will ask you to confirm formating press "yes" play/pause

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Won't play disc on computer, says it is blank


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Can finalized but the last clip in the dvd cant be retrevied


the message is the file is corrupted and keep asking user to format the DVD (using camcorder)

when usng Elead it just said the file is corrupted and the windows it self also show that the DVD is empty/blank.

i'm using DVD-RW and VR is the recording format.

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