Hello, my name is Rusty. Sorry for the delay, your error code was a little off. Does it say DV/D8? That's because it's in dubbing mode, and it's looking to dub from a digital video camera to DVD. If you want to switch to L1, unplug the recorder for one full minute, plug it back in. The wrong menu selection was selected when you went to finalize. Go into your menu, and be sure to check to see if it's finalized, and tell me the results.