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My samsung vp dc163i was formatted... instruction appeared after i took a video instructing to format disc. i choose to format. i restarted it then it doesn't play anymore. the power is on but no appearance on the LCD (monitor). what should i do to fix it?

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Re: my samsung vp dc163i was formatted...

I thing the better is to go to the shop where you buy it and try to feet it in the ******* seller..

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

Re: my samsung vp dc163i was formatted...

I have this problem 2..have you found out how to fix it?

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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I would make sure the computer will recognize the format of the video on the disc. You may be able to google to find some usable video codecs. I like to use VLC media player for this

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I have misplaced the Manual for my VP-W90 PAL Hi-8 Analog Camcorder and I need to urgently. Where and how can I possibly get an online copy? From -


You can download the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

On the page which opens, click on the "Download" button to download and save the manual.
  • You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from:
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.

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6 seconds into recording the following message appears: write error - to recover disc, presss OK. having pressed 'OK' the screen then shows 'Disc Loading' message - this takes time and uses up battery...

It turned out to be a simple case of a defective disc, which, for some reason failed to work satisfactorily. I replaced it with a fresh disc (JVC 30 min DVD-RW) from he same batch and it formatted ok and worked well too. I checked that it had recorded and I was pleased to say that it had. So let's hope that that was the cause of my problem, because the camcorder is now just out of warranty.
Many thanks for your halp in this matter.
Jim Stringer

Oct 13, 2009 | Samsung VP-DC161 DVD Camcorder

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I have a samsung vp-dc171w mini dvd recorder. I was told at the time of purchase that the disc would replay in a dvd player but none of mine play it. Is there an adaptor or something needed for it to play...

If your using DVD-RW make sure you format it in video mode. Do your recordings then when you want play them back on a dvd player you have to finalise the disk in the camcorder first.
If you want to continue recording you will have to un finalise the disk.

Aug 23, 2009 | Samsung VP-DC161 DVD Camcorder

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RE; smasung DC 161(i) pal and possibly other models The reason why there is no disc message when there is definitely a disc is installed is because the disc programming has malfunctioned, Its because of Samsungs poor design, after powering up the camcorder and inserting a disc, the disc will load and a green flashing light appears for a minute or two while loading if the Samsung camcorder is switched off while loading the camcorder will essentailly self destruct and their is no remedy, however that does not mean the Samsung is completely useless,the camcorder can record on a 4 GB SDHC(max 4GB) card using the switch from disc to memory card

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What a load of rubbish this camcorder is and Samsung customer service is a load of rubbish too.

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