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GoVideo VR4940 has stopped reading recorded discs

I have several "homemade" DVD disc's that are not yet finalized. My machine has stopped reading anything that was "homemade" (but still reads store bought movies). Is there anyway to finalize the discs I have recorded so that they can actually be watched?

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Re: GoVideo VR4940 has stopped reading recorded discs

Try using a dvd lens cleaner to clean lens and then try.

also use a quality brand dvd-r I suggest memorex Brand dvd-r
to record on.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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