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Formatting a disc

My samsung dvd camcorder will not format my discs

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  • jcbishop12 Nov 18, 2007

    I put in a new disc, hit format, and when formatting is complete it gives me an error message of either Disc Error, or No Disc. I have done the formatting for both Video as well as VR. What am I doing wrong?

  • Skatefilmer Jun 16, 2008

    Whenever i put in a brand new disc and tell it to format it says disc error.

  • guardgirl_01 Aug 14, 2008

    When I put a disc that has a little bit of stuff already recorded on it the camera says that there is no disc.

  • wilder50 Feb 02, 2009

    I am using new DVR-R discs but the camera, after loading the disc, says 'disc error'. There is a picture of a partial disc with a yellow triangle in which is a question mark.

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Why not? what messages, if any are you getting. Detail help when we try to diagnose things.

Posted on Jun 28, 2007

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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.
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Formatted disc

Doubt it. On a RW disc, the physical state of the "recording gel" is altered when formatting.
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6 seconds into recording the following message appears: write error - to recover disc, presss OK. having pressed 'OK' the screen then shows 'Disc Loading' message - this takes time and uses up battery...

It turned out to be a simple case of a defective disc, which, for some reason failed to work satisfactorily. I replaced it with a fresh disc (JVC 30 min DVD-RW) from he same batch and it formatted ok and worked well too. I checked that it had recorded and I was pleased to say that it had. So let's hope that that was the cause of my problem, because the camcorder is now just out of warranty.
Many thanks for your halp in this matter.
Regards.
Jim Stringer
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C 13:02 dvd-rw mini disc errors

It's not recommended to format a disc in the Computer and use it in the Camcorder.

It seems that there is an issue with the disc.

The disc should be formatted within the Camcorder itself.

I will forward a link to a page where you can get the information regarding the error message appearing on the LCD screen of the Camcorder.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C79466
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Formatting the disk

Yes, the mini DVD-RW will work on this camera. When you insert the disk and power on the camcorder (with the mode on DISC), the camcorder will try to read the disk, and if it isn't formatted yet, the LCD display will offer you the option to format it (in VR or Video mode). Simply select and click to format the disk
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Viewing Discs on Samsung VP-DC161

RE; smasung DC 161(i) pal and possibly other models The reason why there is no disc message when there is definitely a disc is installed is because the disc programming has malfunctioned, Its because of Samsungs poor design, after powering up the camcorder and inserting a disc, the disc will load and a green flashing light appears for a minute or two while loading if the Samsung camcorder is switched off while loading the camcorder will essentailly self destruct and their is no remedy, however that does not mean the Samsung is completely useless,the camcorder can record on a 4 GB SDHC(max 4GB) card using the switch from disc to memory card
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Can't format disc

I guess the DVD player that you are using is incompatible of playing DVD -R
Please check if it can.
:)
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Camcorder won't format my DVD-RW disc

try a different brand of dvd recordable disks? maybe? that would be my suggestion before anything else...hope it helps.
Sincerely,
Rabeka Jo
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I can't see the dvds into any dvd player

Most DVD players can't play DVD-R or DVD-RW unless it's finalized (if you record to DVD+RW, it may work ok, but fewer DVD players work right with RW format discs).

Obviously, you need to ensure you are actually writing to the DVD (eg, will they play back on the camcorder). You should see if there's a menu for finalizing the DVDs, that might do it. There are occasionally problems with finalizing discs on some of these DVD camcorders... these discs may not be readable on any DVD player, but might still work in a PC.

The other problem is that some camcoders record in DVD-VR format, which is a special "easily edited" format for DVD camcorders only... regular DVD players don't usually support this (well, some new ones might... this is one of those "evolving standard" issues). You'll probably need a PC to read the disc, edit, convert to a conventional DVD, etc. if you're using this format. 
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Camcorder Problem

You need to do formatting on the disc when using it for the first time. Remember, formatting needs to be done by camcorder. If you used the disc before and formatted it on different machine - it won't work.
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