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Camcorder won't format my DVD-RW disc

I just bought this darn samsung camcorder. I bought Sony DVD-RW discs and they won't format. It goes through the format process and then it says disc error. I try doing it a 2nd time and then it says NO DISC. I'm not sure what to do.

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    Exact same problem. Samsung camcorder, Sony dvd-rw discs will not format. I get disc error then I get no disc. I think im going to try another brand

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Use DVD-R/+R instead of the DVD-RW disc.

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Try a different brand of dvd recordable disks? maybe? that would be my suggestion before anything else...hope it helps.
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Rabeka Jo

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Format error when i finalise the disk


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Doubt it. On a RW disc, the physical state of the "recording gel" is altered when formatting.

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Yes, the mini DVD-RW will work on this camera. When you insert the disk and power on the camcorder (with the mode on DISC), the camcorder will try to read the disk, and if it isn't formatted yet, the LCD display will offer you the option to format it (in VR or Video mode). Simply select and click to format the disk

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Problem formatting mini dvd+rw disc


The full user manual is available at:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/2587623111.pdf

If the procedure fails, the disk may be corrupt but you might try formatting the disk on your pc.

Hope this helps. Please rate reply if it does thanks.

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First some explanations:

The Canon DC210 will only take 'minus' format DVDs (DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW). Only the DVD-RW must be formatted (initialised) before use. During initialisation you'' be asked whether you want to initialise the disc in VIDO mode or in VR mode.

VIDEO mode: Once finalised discs recorded in VIDEO mode can be played back in most common DVD players, offering the best compatibility. However, recordings cannot be edited (deleted, rearranged etc) on the camcorder.

VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings on the camcorder. However, discs recorded in VR mode can only be played back with DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.

My preference is Video mode - I can then play the disc on a DVD player and edit it on a PC.

Now, to initialise a DVD-RW

1. Press the 'FUNC.' key
2. Use the joystick to select 'MENU' - it's in the bottom left corner of the screen
3. Use the joystick to select 'DISC OPERATIONS'
4. Use the joystick to select 'DISC INITIALIZE'
5. Use the joystick to select either 'VIDEO' or 'VR' mode
6. Use the joystick to select 'YES' to confirm your choice
7. Use the joystick to select 'YES' to start initialising the disc

Close the menu only after the screen display returns to the 'DISC OPERATIONS' menu.

Don't forget to rate this solution once you've tried it !

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You need to do formatting on the disc when using it for the first time. Remember, formatting needs to be done by camcorder. If you used the disc before and formatted it on different machine - it won't work.

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What a load of rubbish this camcorder is and Samsung customer service is a load of rubbish too.

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