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I have a Panasonic DVD recorder DMR-EZ49VEB which will not

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I have a Panasonic DVD recorder DMR-EZ49VEB which will not format a new disc. I've tried 2 discs from the same batch that previously formatted ok. Any ideas
JA: How old is your Panasonic appliance?
Customer: Over 3 years I think.
JA: How long has this been going on with your Panasonic appliance? What have you tried so far?
Customer: About 6 months (I don't copy to DVD often)
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Only that I have had no problem formatting discs in the past. It will start formatting and get about 10% through and then stopd
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It will start formatting and get about 10% through then stop

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. Please note that the steps below may not resolve the issue initially but I am happy to assist you further if necessary.


Unfortunately, the issue that you are having is a hardware failure and due to the age of the unit and the issue, it would be cheaper to replace it than to repair it.

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