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I have a Sony Mavica 4.0 camera, the one with the mini disk.

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I have a Sony...

I have a Sony Mavica 4.0 camera, the one with the mini disk. I finalized a cd and look at the pictures fine yesterday. Today I look and a few pictures say file error. I tried to finalize it again and it's been stuck in the finalize stage but it's not progressing. I don't want to permanently damage the rest of the cds.

Technician's Assistant: What Sony model do you have?

I can't see the model number without moving the camera and it's finalizing so I am afraid to move it. It's one of the first ones they released with the mini disc

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Sony?

Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 4.0 MP Digital Camera

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?

I just tried finalizing. It's been stuck for 10 minutes. that's unusual

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Camera and Video
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Camera and Video Technician: Martin, Engineer replied 7 months ago
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Hi. This may be related to having a new batch of CDs that are not easy to write to at low recording speed. The camera laser may also start to be weak with age or all the optical parts and the spindle (the part holding the CD while it rotate) are needing a good isopropyl alcohol cleaning.

As for recovering the data on the CD, nothing https://www.isobuster.com/ can't do.

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Camera and Video Technician: Martin, Engineer replied 7 months ago

When i say optical parts, i men the laser recording ones, not the photo taking ones.

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