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Format Error As the dvd was almost filled I got a "format error" What should I do? Thanks

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  • nans85 Oct 11, 2008

    want to view or finalize disc and format error comes up

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    format erorr wehn the dvd was almost finished

  • avillar Nov 16, 2008

    the disc got full and Format Error showed up. The disc is also Sony.

  • jbarnes1996 Dec 26, 2008

    Was recording Christmas and format error came up. Won't let me finalize or play. Has anyone found a solution yet?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    me too!

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem! I just finished recording my daughter's graduation project and after finalizing we tried to play it back, first on the dvd player then on the camera and all I get on the camera is Format Error.

  • wkschulze Jan 18, 2009

    I just finished recording my daughter's graduation project. The disk is almost full and after finalizing the disc all we get is Format Error. HELP!

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    We have the same problem , got a format error after recording and not finalizing.

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I have the same problem

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I have a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD92 and used a Son DVD-R 1.4 GB and received a C 13:02 error. I can not review my video in the carmera. Can you help me recover my video?
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Stacie

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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First option would be to attempt to read the disk in another DVD player, for example on a PC. If that succeeds then transferring the data can be done via the PC. Another thing to try is to reset your Camcorder - refer to the manual to locate the switch and then try again. If neither works then re-formatting is probably the only answer. Always format the disks in the camcorder - not elsewhere.Good luck.

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What is error code no.2881?


Hi.
First of all make sure the dvd in in the right way...the side that does not have writting ( ie: the discs i have have a purple side, that is the side that gets burned) that faces to the inside of the camera.

If first one doesnt work then you need to change the file format from mpeg to dvd - download AVSvideo convertor and this will change your camcorder film to a format that will burn onto a dvd disc.

Hope this will solve your problem.

Thanks and have a nice day.

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Format error when i finalise the disk


If a FORMAT ERROR message is displayed, then the inserted disc is not formatted or it is recorded in a different format not useable by the camcorder. If using a DVD-RW or DVD+RW, format the disc prior to use. Otherwise, use a different disc.

Mar 21, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD201 DVD Camcorder

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Unable to format dvd+rw or-rw


Also I had the same problem. I have solved it by computer.
(1) make image file from finalized DVD (PowerISO)
(2) burn this image to dvd
(3) use camcoder to format that DVD

And next time I didn't get that error.
It worked for me.

Igor
Macedonia

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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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I have a HANDYCAM SONY DCR-DVD 106, and I keep getting the following message error - "Disc error. Unsupported format - 13:023, with regard to a mini MEMOREX DVD-R.


Disc error. Unsupported format means that ur camera does not support the format of this disc it might not support DVD-R or DVD-RW and supports the DVD+R and +RW try the other format disc and let me know if it resolved , check the manual it is stated on the box or manual which format it supports, if it does not solve ur problem try some other brand instead of MEMOREX try sony,hp,fuji,philips and see actually these sony cameras they are sometimes locked by the manufacturer to only use the original discs for monopoly sony acts like that in every product

pls do rate me if i fixya problem

regards

Zohail

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Format Error Sony DCR-DVD108 C:1302


Hi Lisa,

What you have there is a bad disk. Sometimes that happens. Disks are made in mass and sometimes the company can make entire batches that are "bad". I recommend that you buy a known brand like memorex, although sometimes, they can mess up too. Just try another disk. Thanks for coming to FixYa, and feel free to rate my solution. Thanks again.

Rob

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Sony DCR DVD101 Format Error


I had the same problem, but I didn't have any valueable data on the DVD-RW (which was a Sony brand disc, go figure...). So, I backed up all the videos on the disc, tried to format the disc to get it ready to be able to be used again, and got the whole "Access Error" when I was formatting the disc. I tried both the VR and Video format options, the Video option came back with teh "Access Error" while the VR option came back with "Format Error". I put the disc into my DVD burner in my computer and was going to try and format it manually. But, as the disc popped up in My Computer and I right-clicked on the disc icon, there were no options to format the disc, which is unusual. I tried it in a laptop that's about a year old (versus the other computer which was about 4 years old), and as I right-clicked on the disc, an option was entitled "Erase this CD-RW". Obviously this was not a CD-RW, but I tried it anyways, and bam, after about half a minute, the mini DVD-RW was formatted! After that, I put it in the Handycam DCR DVD101 drive, formatted it using the Video setting (my preference), and now it works.

So, moral of the story is...try and format the disc manually on a DVD burning enabled computer. If it doesn't work, try a newer computer. But that's all I have, hope this helps!

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Disc prepare for next use


I think camcorder can initialize/ format dvd. Check its menu items.

May 06, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD201 DVD Camcorder

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Format Error


First option would be to attempt to read the disk in another DVD player, for example on a PC. If that succeeds then transferring the data can be done via the PC. Another thing to try is to reset your Camcorder - refer to the manual to locate the switch and then try again. If neither works then re-formatting is probably the only answer. Always format the disks in the camcorder - not elsewhere.Good luck.

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