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Finalizing a disc (when plugged in) on a Canon DC210

I had no problems finalizing discs on my Canon DC210 until I came to one that would not finalize (though plugged in!!).  Just before the recording on the disc had finished, the screen view went to the left off the screen, then back to the right, so I suspect something odd happened to the formatting on the disc.  Anyway, this one particular disc won't finalize.  I've heard of software called ISOBLASTER that may be used in a computer to force the disc to finalize.  Also, someone mentioned that you can download the contents to a computer, and then burn a new DVD from there.  I think this problem with finalizing on the Canon DC210 (though plugged in) must be very widespread, since I see a number of posts on it.  Maybe it's a problem with the camcorder itself.

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Re: Finalizing a disc (when plugged in) on a Canon DC210

Usually internal software hiccups are when the logic is overridden by for example>turning off power before finalising a disc
to remedy>remove battery for at least 8 hours to decharge internal capacitors and settings ought come back to normal

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Re: Finalizing a disc (when plugged in) on a Canon DC210

I think it is a problem with the camera.
We had one, couldn't finalize, exchanged that, and still the same problem.
Canon NO help whatsoever.
Even the mini disc companies that we purchased, NO help either.
We are returning this camera and going with a hard drive.
We were able to plug the camera to a DVD recorder and copy onto a full size disc.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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Ok, Guest @ solution #1 and #3 solved this for me.
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Step 2. Plug in to outlet.
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