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Problem in finalizing the disc over camcorder.

I want to finalize the DVD-ram in panasonic vdr-d250.But disk is not finalized and the following messagr appears on lcd pannel.. "Cannot finalize" Waiting for solution.

Posted by raju jindal on

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem and wait for an answer.

    Dr Lee

  • hamburg Feb 02, 2008

    I am not able to finalize the DVD-R on my VDR-D250 camcorder. I tried to play it on my PC and on my DVD player, before I finalized it. Could that be it ? How can I fix that ?

  • hamburg Feb 10, 2008

    I recorded on a double sided DVD-R on both sides.

    I as able to finalize one side only. Now the other side seems to be emty .Before I finalized it on my camcorder, I was able to see both sides on my LCD monitor. Have I permantly lost one side ?I was under the impression, a DVD-R is a one time ecording only. But I am new at this. Can anybody help please ?

  • leodu Dec 10, 2008

    Dear friends: I can not open de dvd unit, also, the software don t recognize the usb conection and the lcd dont change of mode (photo or camera mode). I can not do anything at all!!!
    But I don not want to open it, even the suport Panasonic in Costa Rica.
    We can not finalize the DVD - it must to be full- because we can ´t use the software and I check the cable conection and I think it is OK! Please help me I need yoyur advice right away, because i use it so much! This camera is great, and this first time with problems.



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Here is the detailed answer to your question:
Copy and paste this youtube link and watch it, I saved about 30 DVDs with this method!

Posted on Nov 12, 2017



I want to finalize the DVD-ram on my panasonic vdr-d250.But disk is not finalized and the following message appears on lcd pannel..
"Cannot finalize"

I have to AC adapter attached and I'm still receiving the same message "Cannot Finalize"

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2012

    hi i have the same problem but my camera is the vdr -d100 were you able to find a solution?




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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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