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Panasonic DMR-E20 won't record on DVD RAM

I like to use dvd-ram to record because if i get home on time i can start watching what i'm recording while it is still recording. This has worked famously, until recently. Though I have not changed any settings on the discs, when i put them in now, the error window pops up and says that the disc is protected. Even going into the disc settings won't fix because it says i cannot turn protection on nor format (because it is protected). Any suggestions for this are appreciated, i have put a cleaning disc but it didn't change anything.

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  • d4wn1e Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. I recorded onto a DVD-Ram cartridge disc on the DMR-E20 and it recorded no problem. I tried to record on it another time and it says the disc is protected and I also can't format as it says it is protected. I have tried other Ram discs as well (Panasonic ones) and they say the same thing. All the discs I have tried on the E20 work perfectly well on the DMR-EX77 so I know the discs are not faulty.

  • hCorte Sep 17, 2008

    I bought six new Panasonic LM-AD240-U disks and have the same problem with 4 of them on my Panasonic DMR-E20  The 4 problem disks record just fine on my Panasonic DMR-E10.  The vendor is sending me 4 replacement disks today.  Let you know how things shake out.



    Henry

  • rminoty Feb 14, 2009

    i have the same problem. i have a panasonic dmr-ez27k.records fine on dvd-r,rw not on ram.this is a new machine.please help

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