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Not completing recording from HDD to DVD

The recorder is over one year old and has recorded fine til recently. I use DVD-R as always, same brand. Also DIVX recordordings from downloads are now not playing. Format notplayable errors. With the HDD/DVD recordings I noticed progress of high speed recording reaches 99% then fails. Also there appears a band about 2MM towards the inner part of DVD. Do I have a failed laser or is there a software problem?
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Re: Not completing recording from HDD to DVD

DVD's are burned from the center out, so if you're seeing a small band at the center, it sounds like the laser is overheating and quitting very early in the burn process.
No idea how to fix it, maybe blow it out with canned air?
Good luck, sorry I can't help more.....

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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