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Power disconnected during finalization

Hello. I accidentally disconnected the power supply while a disc was finalizing, just as it began the process. The disc still has all the material and plays on the camcorder. Is there a way to continue the finalization process, such as starting on the second scene, so that it can be played in a dvd player, per usual? When I tried to go back to finalizing the normal way, it did not seem to work. Thank you!

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  • jb220 Sep 02, 2007

    In the end, I found a solution myself. When you put the disc back in and record a little more material, you can then finalize the disc again, and therefore play it on a dvd player. At least in this case, no need for Norton's or complicated attempts to tranfer.



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There's no way you can continue the finalization of the disc, the disc has been marked as finalized already, even a single power fluctuation when you are using ac power adaptor can affect the disc finalizing process, so it is better to use battery when disc finalizing

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

  • teofilo navarro
    teofilo navarro Aug 31, 2007

    You may recover the disc files using a recovery software installed in your computer, even a corrupted or unreadable disc can be recovered, Norton disc file recovery software is a good one, and there are many freeware compact disc file recovery softwares available in the internet.

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    teofilo navarro Sep 03, 2007

    I assumed you have done that already, anyway in case you encountered a problem like what I Had in mind you know what to do now, ;0)



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