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Start recording disc error - please help?

by jdhammer_dwn / December 22, 2012 8:26 AM PST

I have a Hitachi dvdcam uses mini disc, of which i just purchased, sony dvd-r 2.8gb when putting them into the camcorder - and I start to record after about 20 seconds it tells me disc error. Then brings me to screen that asks me to reset/restart and once doing, and starts again tells me to repare which i try - it then after about a min. tells me disc error, and goes to normal screen.....I also have tried this with several different brand new disc's and all of them do the same thing.
I can still watch other disc's that have been recorded and such with no problems. Hope someone can help me - really would like to fix this issue before x-mas.

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How old?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2012 1:52 AM PST

As the drive ages the laser dims and it won't record. You can try cleaning the recording lens (I'm leaving out how on purpose here, see manual or maker) but it's a common issue with optical recorders.

I would have written to use the same media make and type as before but I read you tried that.
Bob

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3-4 years
by jdhammer_dwn / December 23, 2012 8:25 PM PST
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Thanks i will try that and see if it helps

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