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Disk finalization error

I have 4 or 5 disks that the camcorder would not finalize. What can I do? Does the camcorder need to be repaired? It will need to "reset" in the middle of recording something for no reason!

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Re: disk finalization error

Dont know if youve found a solution already, but:
you cant finalzie the disc using battery power, you need to use the ac adaptor. This is something you should have got with the camcorder. its basically the charger plus another cable. so, plug in the charger to the mains as normal. then remove the battery from the camcorder, you'll notice a round hole in the camorder, this is where you plug in the cable i mentioned earlier, the other end of the cable goes into the same size hole found on the battery charger. that's it - you now have power to the camcorder from the mains. switch on the camcorder as normal and finalize the disk.

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