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Can't read mini DVD-R

Mini DVD-R is readable on Sony DCR-DVD203 camcorder but disk will not read on my PC nor will it read from camcorder to PC. Other disks are OK but two of about 10 will not read. Have tried several disk recovery programs but none will recognize there is even a disk in the PC. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Just a comment. Hope it helps.

Some members report success with a title called ISOBUSTER.

Worth a try.

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I tried a multitude of freeware and got 0 results. I purchased ISOBuster and it yielded "good" results. On one disk, the camcorder will show some video that ISOBuster cannot yet, ISOBuster lifted some video that the camcorder cannot show. I guess the disk is really screwed up but at least I now have most of the data. I certainly agree with a number of posts I have read in other threads saying these miniDVD's make great coasters. I have personally gone to flash memory - safe, light and eminently more reliable. Thanks for your response.


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Glad it helped.

MiniDVD ain't all that bad but we can say it is far from 100% reliable. I've found one way to mess up a miniDVD almost everytime. Just start recording and smack the camcorder with my palm. This seems to show a weakness in the concept.

Hope this helps avoid the need to resort to heroic data rescue attempts.


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