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Formatting discs Re: panasonic dvd recorder DMR-EX85. Am attempting to copy from the hard drive onto dvd-rw disc. System advises I need to format the disc. How do I do this? Thanks, frustrated!

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  • diving diva Jan 18, 2008

    Am already using dvd-rw disc's, and have checked in the manual that they are correct (they are!). According to the manual, I am supposed to get an automatic message that asks if I want to format, but I don't get the message!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Keeps asking to format disc



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Make sure the disk is DVD-R(W)

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