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Disk will not format

After putting a brand new DVD+R disk.  I get an error stating the disk was unable to be formatted.  How do I fix this?  The disk has never been used.

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  • slayerr Feb 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have used up close to 25 disks and I keep on getting this message. I tried the sony website, but \i was unable to locate the troubleshhot area.

  • archibaldb Dec 03, 2008

    I could not get the drive to finalize a dics either. it ran on finalizing for more than an hour! Still did not finalize

  • sersim64 Jul 22, 2012

    Hello I have the same problem! Did you find any solution?

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My unit will format single layer DVD but not double layer. Anybody have a solution ?

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