I get a message that the camcorder cannot read the disc, please check. I have tried 2 of three new discs. I have no trouble with the dvd-r that I have tried. I have poured over the manual, but see nothing. I hate to think I can't use rw discs.
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It's possible that, for some reason, the disks aren't compatible. It can almost drive you crazy trying to figure out why. To find out for sure if this is the case, try some new Panasonic discs, with the same specifications as the old ones that worked, and see if they work. If they don't work, you're probably having a dvr issue with the laser lens or related parts within the camera. There are many issues with dvrs that develop over time, requiring replacement parts and service. In those cases, it's usually better to get a replacement camcorder. The new HDD camcorders are immune from a lot of problems inherent with dvr and tape recorders.
This camcorder only takes DVD-R and DVD-RW, it will not work with the +R discs. I've used Maxell and Fujifilm discs and they both worked fine. You have to make sure the camcorder is plugged in the wall when initializing or else it won't initialize.
The DC210 will only work with with Mini DVD -R or -RW. I had the same problem when the BestBuy salesman sold me +RW Mini DVD with the DC210. I went back to the store and got them changed for +RW and I was then able to use the DC210.
DISC ERROR HAS OCCURED, THEN SAYS REPAIR DISC NOW? PRESSED YES. SAYS UNABLE TO REPAIR
DISC. THEN SAYS, DISC NON RECORDABLE. I HAVE A FULL HALF HOUR OF DATA ON DISC, DOES THIS MEAN MY DATA IS GONE FOREVER? HOW CAN I FIX THIS IT WONT LET ME TAKE THE DISC OUT.