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Previously readable disc no longer recognized

I have been recording shows to a dvd on the Go Video 3840. The disk has not been finalized yet or used in another machine. It is now unreadable on the same Go Video unit that recorded the shows. I have powered off the Go Video unit but the problem still exists. Thanks for your help!

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TRY A better quality recordable disc Like memorex dvd -r this sounds like your problem.

ARE You using RW disc

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