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Write error I got a samsung sc dc173 dvd camcorder whenever i press the record button it says WRITE ERROR TO RECOVER PRESS ERROR. when i did it and tried to record again nothıng happened it doesnt record. by the way i have DVD-R.

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I think i just figured it out. Somewhere else on the web clued me in that the disc got messed up (don't know how). I put in a new disc and it works. Other disc still doesn't though.

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I believe the problem may be caused by turning on the camera and pressing record before the disc gets a chance to load. I may be wrong, but I have the same camera with the same problem only with 3 out of 15 discs. My last one that got messed up clued me in to how it might be happening

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