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Sudden formatting disc problems

This had been working fine. Using DVD+RW to copy from hard disk. Putting them into other machines in the house and watching. Also, copying with other machines in the house and then watching them on the EX85. 2 days ago, copied material on discs accepted before on EX85 suddenly say unformatted disc...format disc now? I hit the yes button and the disc formats and tells me it is complete, I press copy and it says the disc is unformatted! even though it has just told me it has completed formatting. Also, brand new, out of the packet DVD+RW discs are coming up as unformatted, and again it goes through the motion of formatting but does not appear to do anything. So, new discs and discs that it has accepted time and time again will now not play

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  • Doodles88 Mar 02, 2008

    This had been working fine. Using DVD+RW to copy from hard disk. Putting them into other machines in the house and watching. Also, copying with other machines in the house and then watching them on the EX85. 2 days ago, copied material on discs accepted before on EX85 suddenly say unformatted disc...format disc now? I hit the yes button and the disc formats and tells me it is complete, I press copy and it says the disc is unformatted! even though it has just told me it has completed formatting. Also, brand new, out of the packet DVD+RW discs are coming up as unformatted, and again it goes through the motion of formatting but does not appear to do anything. So, new discs and discs that it has accepted time and time again will now not play or copy/record.

  • Doodles88 Mar 02, 2008

    Hi there, thank you for your advice. There is nothing in the instructions on how to do a hard reset. I have turned all of the power off and back on again, but I don't think that this is what you mean. Can you advise me? thank you

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What is the exact problem?

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 02, 2008

    what is the exact problem?

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 02, 2008

    ok fine

    am getting the problem fine

    the problem is with the basic working of system

    the system needs a reset

    do a hard reset if this is not working then it needs a reset by a service person

    this is how it can be cleared

    thank you sir

    good luck

    have a good day

    dont forget to rate the solution

    happy fixya!!!!!

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 02, 2008

    ya what you said is the hard reset only.
    turn off the power and leave the system for few hours and then again switch it ON..

    if this is not working then there is no other go. you will have to move it to a service center

    but not to any service center

    only a authorized service center

    thank you sir

    good luck

    have a good day

    dont forget to rate the solution

    happy fixya!!!!!


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