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DVD-R will not play

3 out of 4 DVD-R discs finalized okay because I finished the whole disc, finalized, then removed them for play on separate DVD player/TV. The 4th disc was partly recorded on, removed and forgot to finalize. I put it back in and the finalize button is no longer available-its greyed-out not working for this disc only. My computer has not played or uploaded it, either. I have a Nero program that I have not used. Will that retrieve it? I first time a bought a 5-pack I bought DVD-RW. My mistake to buy DVD-R. I'll probably switch to DVD RW. 2006 Sony handycam DCRDVD-205

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  • dbrm Dec 23, 2007

    In reply, no help here. 1-you say "finalize" it. It will NOT finalize as I said. I know I was supposed to finalize it. The problem is I did not, then I took it out. I put it back and now finalize choice is no longer available on the LCD screen. 2-you say "or."
    Are you guessing? 3-it will not let me go to "edit." The screen always says Disc error
    unsupported format for any button I touch-only for this disc. The other 3 finalized just fine. I reset it twice and nothing. I called Sony and they say they cannot help.
    Pls try again.

  • dbrm Dec 23, 2007

    I just added info to the problem above. I tried to use Nero computer program. But it mostly deals with CDs-not DVDs. I do NOT have a regional incription lock for a MUSIC file. I have an unidentified lock or block from playing back a DVD-R. Who can unblock/open this VIDEO file?

  • dbrm Dec 23, 2007

    Thanks for your 2nd reply. I have valuable info on this disc that I just can not lose.
    For everything else, I will start over and will be careful to follow steps. Anyone else with some magic to dig into this blocked disc that was not meant to be unblocked?

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The DVD disk you have used is a DVD-R disk, that is surely writable, but not re-writable.
Hence as what you have done once, cannot be undone, nor can you make any changes.

You may use another disk (A new one).

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You have to finalize or go to edit and then finalize first before taking out. Once done you will have to use new disc.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

  • Lashawn Robinson Dec 23, 2007

    No I was not guessing, I was telling you 2 ways of doing this operation. It sounds like you are trying to save a disc you have already damaged. The answer still is the same you can not! Start over and next time follow steps.

  • Lashawn Robinson Dec 23, 2007

    Only other thing I can add is that it has happen to me to, so don't feel bad. But if you can get the unit to play it again, you will need a second unit to record, will be the only way I know of. Hope you get it!

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