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Recorder won't finalize DVD

I have recorded on several DVDs and I want to finalize the DVDs. The recorder will record the movies just fine. The recorder will even play the movies but when I try to finalize the dvd, I get an error message of Cannot write to this disk.

The machine works just fine otherwise but does me little good if I can't finalize the DVD to play on other machines.

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  • troyclay Dec 31, 2007

    I have successfully finalized about 150 recorded DVDs. Recently I am unable to finalize about every other one I record. Displays a "Disc Error xxxx" message

  • DAVID BIGGERS May 13, 2008

    I cannot finalize my dvds. I have misplaced my manual. I am the point where is says finalize dvd and don't know what to do. I have the remote and have pressed all buttons I can but it won't finalize.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I am dubbing my wedding tape onto dvd and it gives me no option to finalize the disc. it wont play in another player or on my pc. HELP!!!!!

  • jrtbat12 Jun 16, 2008

    it recorders just find but stop finalize the dics. its sounds like a wheel or gear is rubbing inside

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    Toshiba RD-XS35SU records fine, but no mater what brand of dvd/r I use I get a unable to finalize disk message.

  • charlesjan Oct 29, 2008

    I have recorded around 200 dvds with no problems. Now it will not finalize any dvd

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    ??? stuck, used to be able to burn games and movies all the time, for the last week after reinstalling Windows XP home, I'm having serveral problemss with my: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-109



    at first the " burn speed settings failed " and now i am unable to get past the " Finalize DVD Recorder " . with nero and allok.



    i know its time for a whole new computer but i'm broke so..... FUUUCKKK

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SOURCE: Philips Hard Disk/DVD Recorder Model DVDR3370H/97

There was a compatibility issue with this model. Philips released a software update for this model.

Follow this link:

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SOURCE: sylvania dvr90vf dvd recorder

Error message when tying to setup to record..
Disc DVD-RW 4x. 4.7gb 120 min.
Recording Error
Can not record on this disc.

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SOURCE: Philips DVDR615/69

Take, if good  batteris from the remote controller and recycel the unit, and by a better one. I have the  same problem, recordings will stay on the dvd only a short thime readable and later the disk is empty.
Sorry my english.

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