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Category: Recorders and Players
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Experience:  I have been working on VCR/DVD and CCTV systems and all the other consumer electronics for 20+ years.
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When trying finalize and press setup cannot get menu to go

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When trying finalize and press setup cannot get menu to go down to DVDs menu
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
To DVDs menu so can go down to finalize. Stays stuck first two options and will no godown tofourth
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
The problem sounds familiar. I believe this means that some option is not favorable to actual use of the DVD 'finalize' option.
Perhaps the mode is wrong.
Perhaps the disc (I doubt it) is the wrong type ?
Perhaps no data has been written to the disc yet, and the system is guarding against its being finalized ?
What are the two options that you *can* get to, at that point?
But tell me what maker and model # ***** device in question is, and I will advise you in more detail, and less speculatively.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
toshiba dvr620ku what do u mean no data written to disc? have never done this. was able get finalize in past.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
I am frankly puzzled by the problem, and have no other ideas at this point, so with apologies I have Opted Out, opening the case to other Experts... but I will still be able to post any further ideas on what to do, for this case.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when trying to finalize and hit setup can not scroll down to dvd menu. can only do general setting and timer programming and will scroll down to title list or dvd menu. as result unable finalize disc.
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi different expert here,
how old is your DVD system?
Also has it worked finalizing disks in the past for you?
Please be detailed so I can help you in a timely fashion.;-)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
new dvd/vhs unit. it did finalize discs until recently
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi so you are familiar with its normal operations;-) Thats good.
If you are using different brand or type disks that could be a problem but most of the time this problem is a defect in the DVD player itself.
But since yours is so new, its still fully covered under the manufacturers warranty. You may need to call them for this replacement if the store wont exchange it for you. But I would try the store first as its quicker;-)
If not, the phone # ***** the warranty dept should be on the user manual or the warranty card.
Please let me know if you need further information.
I will stick with you until your unit is working correctly,and it won't cost you anything additional to rate my service. You can always get in touch with me if you need further assistance after rating;-)
Thank you and have a nice evening;-)