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Dr-mh30s. stops dubbing after a few minutes.

I have always used the same discs to record onto. now when dubbing from the harddrive onto a disc it just stops after a few minutes and makes that disc corrupted.
Please help many thanks

ps my hard drive is full to capacity !

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  • Mikey Tee Apr 07, 2008

    Having a v similar problem. My JVC DR-MH20s after a couple of years of being problem free, recently started either refusing to dub HDD to DVD completeley (freezing at 2 mins in), or will seem to be recording fine (dubbing time remaining counting down), but when finished recording checked, it has stopped short!!. Grrrrr

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I seem to have sorted this problem for me simply by unplugging power.
I actually left it for nearly a week before plugging in again, but I'm sure a day would do, probably less.
Dubbed 2 playlists since, no problem.
Nice simple solution if it works.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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