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Cannot read disc, unable to recognize..........HELP

We recorded on the Canon DC210 cam corder and my husband went to take still pictures and the disc that was in there came up saying "unable to recognize recording disc."
We did not change the disc, nor finalize it, because it still had alot of room on it and wanted to continue on it.
I took the disc out, and replaced it back in, and then the camera tells me that it is reading it, (takes a good 2mins) and then tells me that it cannot read it.
I went to put it on my computer and my computer keeps telling me to insert disc, when it is in there.
I placed it in our Sony DVD player for the TV and it won't read it there either.
Have we lost everything on it?
How do we fix this??
I have precious movies on it.

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In order to finalize your disc the dc210 MUST be plug into an outlet!!!

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