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Can't Finalize Disk after recording

I've had some intermittent problems with the dvd player shutting down during recording when the disk is more than 50% full. I have also had trouble and gotten a "Can't Finalize" error message when I try to finalize the disk. I have also noticed the disks read as 0:00 left on the disk even when I know there is at least an hour space left on the disks that I have recorded lately. My recorder is about 3 years old and I just started having these problems in the past month.

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    Having same problem with my unit. Records ok on HDD but when 
    copying to DVD cannot finalize - message Finalize failed appears or unit shuts down and message U88 appears.  Tried several brand DVDs same problem. 

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Your problem may be media related.This firmware upgrade has
helped me and others with similiar issues.

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Drivers-and-Downloads/list-DVD+Recorders#

Be sure to read the instructions.If you don't know understand the
instructions,don't try it.You may make your recorder unusable.

http://www2.panasonic.com/static/Content/productsupport/dvd_firmware_instructions.pdf

Posted on May 02, 2008

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