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When i finalize a dvd on the recorder, it plays back on the recorder it was finalized on but not on other dvd players. This just started happening, It worked ok before

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It can depend on many things, including: the format of DVD that was 'finalised' (for example, if you tried to finalise a DVD-RW in this unit, it will playback fine in it, but not in a normal player). Let us assume that you used a DVD-R, which is meant to be recorded once then finalised for compatible playback in all players. If that is the case, your DVD recorder might have a software issue which can only be checked by a qualified technician in a fully equipped service centre. You cannot fix this yourself, and I do not recommend online firmware updates, in case you get what looks like the right version for your model, but ends up being completely different and damages your machine permanently. You may also have a faulty digital controller board (the little board the DVD-RAM drive connects directly to) - if so, this may need to be replaced as one part; since it is not fixable at component level.

Get a quote from an authorised Panasonic repair workshop before going any further (this unit is repairable/fixable; just not at consumer/owner level). The quote will not only tell you what exactly is the issue, and what needs to be done, but also the likely costs involved to correct it.

Assuming you used the correct DVD formats for recording/finalising, and the problem persists regardless, the workshop could be your next option. Only pursue this if you want the unit restored to full operational condition and you are prepared to accept the expense, unless you have some sort of warranty.

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