Question about Panasonic Palmcorder VDR-M30 DVD Camcorder

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I have a Panasonic palmcorder, vdr-m30-pp, that keeps coming up with an error message 2881. I can't get past it to do anything and I have a bunch of mini dvds that have never been finalized. I want to toss this camcorder, but still need to finalize the dvds in order to ever have access to them. According to the Panasonic rep the only remedy is to send the camcorder in for repairs of about $150. Any other suggestions? I just bought another camcorder for that amount and don't want to spend money on this one. Thanks.

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That error is to do with the lazer lens that reads the disc, you can try a cleaning disc or using a can of comressed air.
it could also be a worn spindle, but that normally makes the mechanism noisy.

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SOURCE: Disk Error when Finalizing DVD

you just need to replace optical pick up of the set. It must be costing abt rs 6500/-

Posted on Sep 02, 2006

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i beleive it only reads the disks that have brown recordable side with gold dots and not the blue side

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Cannot finalize disc

I discovered a solution to the finalizing issue and perhaps it is the same for you. It turns out the disc I have (I think that came with the camera) is a DVD-RAM and these do not need to be finalized. I just went straight to the DVD Movie Album downloaded from the set up disc and it downloaded. Hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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SOURCE: problem in finalizing the disc over camcorder.

Inorder to finalize the disc you must purchase, or have a piece for the charger that looks like a battery. it plugs into the charger than into the camera. The camera will not finalize the disc without it incase the battery runs out, than all info would be lost.

A huge pain in the ***. I know, I have the same problem.

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