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Hitachi-DZ-MV550A I am unable to use the camcorder due to an error message 2881. I misplaced the owner's manual. Can anyone provide help on what this error message is?

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    same prob...

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    I tried the solution by moving the laser but I still get the same issue. I've used Verbatim mini DVD-R discs without problems before but maybe I should try a different type??

    Hitachi support is TERRIBLE.

  • eeppss Apr 25, 2008

    I want to know where can I find the user manual in spanish for this camera Hitachi-DZ-MV550A


  • Francisco Lopez May 09, 2008

    I havethe same problem, and eventhough I tried to push the metal plate lense, I fail.

    The only difference it has been ythat I used a cd DVD-RW

  • Francisco Lopez May 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, and I did all the steps moving the metal plate lense, and I fail. The diference is that I used a DVD-RW cd.

    Do you have any other tip? or solution?. Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    mon pc ne reconnait pas mon camrecorder



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Eject the disk and if it it empty just open the cd door. with the lense to the left and the door on the top. look into the device. You will see to the left side a metal platform that houses the dvd laser. take and push the platform all the way to the left. The platform fails to retract once you do this you should be able to use a disk like normal provide you have a dvd-r disk.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007



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Error message 2881 means that the camcorder can not read the disc. Check to make sure you have the correct disc. Only DVD-R 4.1GB and DVD-Ram.

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