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Finalizing recorded disk

I am trying to transfer my vhs tapes to dvd on the rca drc8320n. I get them transferred, but the finalize disk won't highlight so that I can choose that to finish off the dvd. I know there has to be a way, but I have lost my users manual. Any ideas?
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  • peggy21 Apr 23, 2008

    I tried that first. They don't offer a manual for this model.

  • caseybobacey May 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! It's like it's frozen or something, but I can click exit to get out of it without it being frozen.



    It's weird, because last night I was having that problem, so I tried it today, and it worked, and I had another disk to finalize, so I tried that right after the first one that worked, and it wouldn't work, again.



    I'm kind of pissed. I need this to work.

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You have to use dvd rw discs verbatim brand from cdw inc.

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Sure..go to www.rca.com and get another one

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