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Hitachi Camcorder Finalizing

How do I finalize a mini dvd disk on my bx35a hitachi camcorder. when I try in says plug in AC adapter.

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Re: Hitachi Camcorder Finalizing

I struggled with the same problem. The disc cannot be finalized without the power adapter that connects the charger to the camera. After much research, I finally found the solution. Do a Google search for Hitachi part # EV11012. Panasonic uses the same part number for the same part but for some reason the Panasonic part is usually $50 more expensive than the identical Hitachi part. Either brand EV11012 part is the magical part you need and I found my brand new Hitachi OEM part online for $20. Prior to be finding the correct part number, merely searching the internet for an AC adapter for the BX35a only yielded results for all the crappy Chinese aftermarket battery chargers.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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I lost ours as well, you cannot buy the cheap knock replacements as they do not work. I bit the bullet and replaced it with the TS18066, you can find it on ebay here:

or just search google for it, there's a few places that sell it. unfortunately it's not cheap ~$80 but hey a new camcorder is going to cost 3-4x that so I just sucked it up.

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You have to use disc navigation, then wait for the thumbnails to show up and then push menu and scroll down three times to the disc, and then choose finallize and then tell it yes. You do have to have it plugged into the a/c adapter tho in order to do this for some reason.

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