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Centrios 1611304 Can no longer finilizing DVD !!!

I have made over 30 DVD from old VHS tapes copies, each of them worked like a charm, but now, I have scraped 11 DVD, because the system does not finilized them anymore! I can choose, Disk MEdia, Finilize, and the recorder will say Finilizing and I can hear the drive spinning, but at the end, the mainmenu still show the option to finilize, and but the disk have no more space available. Of course, the DVD cannot be read on other DVD player. Why is that ?

I have also installed the later Firmware from Centrios Web site, but I still have the problem !!! Thank you

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Re: Centrios 1611304 Can no longer finilizing DVD !!!

Before you attempt to finalize, press the stop button 3 times. This will stop the disc from spinning in the tray. Then attempt to finalize from the menu. Sometimes this will not work, depending on your chosen brand of media. Some media just won't finalize (even if they are from the same package of discs that do finalize properly). I don't know why this recorder is so fussy about the media - sorry!

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