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Blue Thumbnails I have the DZ-MV580A camcorder and when I push Disk Navigation, some of the thumbnails are blue. Some of the blue thumbnails will play when selected and others won't. Does anyone know what is going on? I am using DVD-R discs. I am willing to use a data recovery software, but don't know if I should finalize the disc first, or not. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Blue Thumbnails

Has this happened with more than one disc? Sounds like you may have gotten a bad disc, happens sometimes, especially with cheaper brands. I try to stick to Verbatim for my blanks. I would finalize the disc before trying to repair anything, that way the filesystem is complete. Sometimes a camera will not be able to read the disc but the more stable laser and environement of a computer will. If it starts to happen a lot even with high quality media then there might be something wrong with the camera, clean the lense carefully and see if there may be a new firmware on the net for it. Hope this helps.

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Hi!! My husband just sat down and finally figured this out,

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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