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I have been recording family videos on to DVD discs and successfully using TDK DVD R 1-16x speed 4.7gb single sided - I just bought Sony DVD R 4.7gb 1x-16x and each disc I have tried to use has come up Bad Disc after the automatic formatting - Can you tell me what is the problem and how do I fix it. Thanks Wendy

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  • scraggs Mar 29, 2008

    My player is a Medion MD80121 - Digital DVD Recordr with 6-head Stereo VCR - Thanks Wendy

  • scraggs Mar 29, 2008

    Sorry, don't understand your language - can you please rewrite it in simple english - thanks.

  • scraggs Mar 29, 2008

    Yes I have cleaned the dvd with a cleaning disc. This did not help.

  • scraggs Mar 29, 2008

    The Sanyo and TDK are both + R - are you saying I should be using -R because the instruction Manual says to use +R

  • scraggs Mar 29, 2008

    Thank you I will try that - how do I clean the laser-

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Ya the prob in your dvd writer is gone a bed or other probelm is ur pc os so do one ting format your pc & reinsall xp & nero
then try to write dvd if problem accres so u have problem in your dvd writer lanse

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Check if the tdk are + or - R if theay are + then buy + R or if theay are - Then get - R OK.

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It is possible that the laser is dirty, have you tried to clean it with a dvd cleaner or even a clean soft cloth?

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 29, 2008

    you have cleaned the dvd, but have you cleaned the laser in the player? This is most likely your problem

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 29, 2008

    If you have a DVD cleaner, then you can insert that into the player and follow instructions otherwise to clean with a soft cloth, you must open up the player (make sure the power is off and it is unplugged) and then wipe the glass on the laser

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