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Can't Initialize/Finalize I put in my DVD-R and can't initialize or finalize - the initialize is black and 'finalize' doesn't even show up at all. I only successfully did this with my first disc. The others refuse to work. I've plugged the camcorder into the adapter and everything, but it's not working. Help, please?

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Re: Can't Initialize/Finalize

It needs o be plugged into the AC Adapter and on playback mode.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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Re: Can't Initialize/Finalize

I dont have a solution, but the same thing is happening to me.
I've recently had an operation and I had before and after pictures,
And because finalize didnt show up I tried initilizing it and all the images got deleted!

Message me back if you find out how to do it!

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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