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Sometimes when I record on my RDR GX300 and take the disc out planning to add more later it acts like it has been finalized and I can't add another recording to the disc. Any help?

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I no longer record on a disc unless I'm going to fill it up at the same time.

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http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=RDRGX300

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