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Describe your Hitachi DZ-MV580A DVD Cant Read Discs ERROR 2881

Still getting errors, and can't use camcorder because I am unable to read any kind of mini DVD-R. Alway get Error code No. 2881. I've tried movin the lens housing to the left as one guy recommended but that did nothing, still getting Error. Can someone help. Got a newborn son and now it wants to stop freakin workin!!!!

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  • surf243256
    surf243256 Jan 31, 2008

    I have the manual and already read everything the manual had to offer. Nothing in it for this specific problem.

  • surf243256
    surf243256 Jan 31, 2008

    Did all of that already as the manual indicates. The dealer is not doing anything for me. Tried all kinds of disks none work, even Hitachi recommended Maxell.



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here is the instruction manual for it,go through it carefully and u will find the sol.

Click here to download

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  • Priya darshan Jan 31, 2008

    You need to have adobe acrobat reader to view the manual in pdf format.
    Click here to download it if u don't have

  • Priya darshan Jan 31, 2008


    Disc error Hitachi dvd

    DVD camcorders were first launched by Hitachi,
    followed by other brands such as Sony,
    The main selling point of Hitachi DVD camcorders
    is their ability to record video directly to a
    mini DVD disc (8 centimeters in size) and play
    that disk back on home DVD players. Hitachi recommend
    Maxell brand DVD discs for use with Hitachi DVD
    Camcorders and can record and play back a wide
    range of disc and memory formats including DVD-R
    . According to Hitachi there are 3 main
    reasons for not supporting other manufacturers

    1. Some DVD discs may not work due to their construction.
    Possibly a disc has a very thin writing surface,
    one so thin that the DVD Camcorder laser cannot
    properly write information.

    2. Quality of DVD discs...some DVDs may be able
    to be written to, but will also peel and become
    defective within a short period of time. This
    can occur even within a year after writing a disc

    3. While some DVD-R discs can be written and finalized
    from Hitachi camcorders, they may not play back
    on all DVD players due to different writing surface

    The only discs that Hitachi can verify as suitable
    for the Hitachi DVD Camcorders, for functionality
    and longevity and playback, are the Maxell brand

    Finalize DVD Video eg. Rec. Disable, Format
    Error, C:13:02 1302 C1302 C:13.00 error

    We have specialist knowledge to Finalise DVD video eg. DVD Camera / Handycam
    / Videocam / Camcorder with problems of corrupt DVD or trouble playing mini-DVDs
    that occur particularly during the disk finalising process. The Camera displays
    disc access error message when DVD disks are not closed or non-finalised / unfinalised
    disc and won't play. Unlike other recovery companies we can transfer your video
    to be playable on stand-alone DVD players. Also repair Corruption of DVD-VR
    .VRO files recorded on DVD-RAM recorder and CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check errors.

    Trouble occurs with Corrupt DVD disk that won't play in either
    stand-alone video players or the video camera, or problem transferring DVD video
    files to pc or mac computer. We have the equipment to bring your lost files
    back. We recover video from dvd discs that have not finialized properly as well
    as unreadable, unplayable or corrupt dvd disks. Lost video clips, movies due
    to the Disk Error, Disc Error or Format Error message when you turned on the
    camera, or the mini DVD disc finalization was accidently interrupted. Also Rec.
    Disable, format error, error code 13, mini dvd finalize error code 1302, disc
    error unreadable disk.

    Data Recovery for CD DVD
    - Empty or 0 Bytes Capacity shown

    Sometimes a CD-RW or DVD-RW disk will only show as being empty or Zero 0 bytes
    capacity, even though you can see the data is burned to the disc. We can recover
    your Video, Photos and Data Files from such Disks.

    Typical DVD Disc Error messages

    Disc Access Error, Disk Access Error, Check disc error, Check disk, C error
    unreadable, disc error code 13, disk error code 1302, 13:O2 DISC ERROR, Disc
    Error C:13:02 message Sony mini dvd finalize error code C1302 DVD not finalised,
    Rec Disabled Record Disable after dropping the camera, DVD not finalized, DVD
    Disc not finalized, DVD Disk not finalized, DVD Disc not finalised, DVD Disk
    not finalised, Disc won't finalize, Disk won't finalise DVD Disc Error, DVD
    Disk Error, DVD Disc Format Error, DVD Disk Format Error, Rec. Disable, not
    correct disk, the disk in drive is not formatted do you want to format it now

  • Priya darshan Jan 31, 2008

    Well call the Hitachi service number at 1-800-448-2244 and tell them that u have
    a s disk read error. This model can not read DVD-RW. It can only read
    DVR-R or DVR-Ram.

    Let me tell u one thing these hitachi camcorders don't last more than a month or two. Almost 80% of the people who used this model had the same 2881 problem and it has not been solved by the company,they usually replace it or refund the money.
    So it is better u call them and ask what to do.


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Discs recorded on PC or DVD video recorder may not be playable on this DVD video camera/recorder: If so, message
“This disc cannot be used.” will appear. Also, blue thumbnails will appear (Fig. 1* on page 27), or normal playback will
not be possible.
DVD-RAM (2.6 GB) Ver. 1.0 DVD-ROM MO
DVD-R (3.9 GB) Ver. 1.0 DVD-Video MD
DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0 CD-R iD
DVD-RW CD-RW Floppy disk
DVD+RW CD Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 31, 2008

    Error has occurred. Try to restart the DVD video camera/recorder

    using the following methods:

    (1) Turn power off, remove the battery or AC adapter/charger and

    reattach it, and then turn power on again.

    (2) Turn power off, and reinsert the disc. Then turn power on


    (3) See *3 on page 171.

    (4) If you have another disc available, check to see if any problem

    occurs with the disc. If another disc can be used normally, the

    original disc may be defective: Contact the disc manufacturer.

    If the above procedures cannot solve the problem, take note

    of the error number, and contact your dealer.

    Reference: “Error Code



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