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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Been checking out my m/c and found that there are many -r & -rw discs the m/c does not recognise which gives rise to this problem. However the m/c does recognise VERBATIM discs and I have been able to record and dub to them with no problems.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
SOURCE: disc will not finalize error
You don't need to delete timer rec programs to Finalize, Format or Erase discs!
Set the Mag 2160A (mfgd in 2009) to Source L3 (DV) using the Source button on the remote.
To Format a RW disc, set unit on L3 BEFORE inserting a new disc cuz the Formatting op is automatic and starts right away. It's also so short on a +RW (longer on a -RW) that you could think it had been Formatted.
Finalizing requires you to select it from the Disc Edit menu, so you can set the unit on L3 after inserting a disc for this op.
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Posted on Dec 17, 2009
Testimonial: "it worked! i have had this unit for almost a year and love everything about it except that it would not finalize the disc. thanks!"
Mine had a similar problem. I assumed there might be some dust on the laser. I used an air compressor and pointed it at the DVD slot as it was opening and closing to blow some air around inside the unit (and hopefully dislodge any dust). It worked. The discs that would not play before did play after. I didn't have the air compressor nozzle too close to the opening as I didn't want to dislodge anything I wasn't supposed to. If it was dust on the laser, you might be able to clean it in other ways, such as removing the cover and using a cotton tip (take power off first!). That would have been my approach if I didn't have an air compressor.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
This problem has just happened on my dmr-ex98 although perhaps more extreme in that the dvd drive will not read any disc let alone record - makes an attempt to read disc plus phantom disc but gives up. hdd.vcr also ok. Any guidance?
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
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