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Using a JVC CU-VD10U dvd burner, keep getting formatting failed error message

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Using a JVC Everio Sharestation DVD burner to burn DVD's from recordings on our JVC Everio MG 37U camcorder we keep getting errors. It will burn a disc and then have 3 or 4 dvd's that fail. The error message says formatting failed. We have tried Maxell, Sony and Memorex brand DVD's.
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If you're by any chance using DVD-R/W blanks, switch to DVD-R media.   It's far more reliable ... and at current prices there's no reason to buy rewriteables.

In addition, DVD-R recording devices can be very sensitive to the quality of the media, so you should use top-quality premium blanks.  

These are arguably the highest quality DVD-R media you can get (I've tried many brands over the years; but have now used Taiyo-Yuden exclusively for close to 3 years -- over 1,000 burns with zero "coasters"):  http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-r-media.html

If you want to buy something locally, and can't find Taiyo-Yuden, then try Verbatim DataLife Plus media.
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Thanks for the information. We have been using DVD-R discs. We have limited sources here for media so I will look online. I will try the Verbatims if I find them locally. We are wasting a lot of money on "coasters" ; )  Thanks

Rich
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If you can wait a couple days for delivery, I'd just order a spindle of the Taiyo-Yudens => unless you have a physical problem with your Sharestation they will almost certainly work fine ... they're about the best media you can get.
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I have ordered some of the Taiyo-Yudens from the link you sent me. I will let you know how it goes. They had great reviews on the site. Thanks again for the info.
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Noticed this was still open -- did you get the Taiyo-Yudens yet?
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We did get the Taiyo-Yudens and are still experiencing formatting errors. We used 14 discs to get 4 successful discs. Frustrating but it just costs a little more and takes a little more time.
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In that case, I'd say there's an issue with the burner itself.   You've clearly tried enough different brands of media -- and Taiyo-Yuden is as good as it gets, so it's almost certainly not a media issue.  

I did note that there are a lot of posts r.e. media issues with the Everio Sharestation -- hopefully JVC is aware of this and will issue a firmware update.

... just for grins, have you tried using DVD+R media?
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I won't object to closing this however you'd like -- but I do think my final comment is on the money ... there's simply a problem with your burner.    You've tried several types of media -- including premium Taiyo-Yuden blanks.    With the results you're getting, it's fairly clear that the burner is the problem.  

I'd send it in for repair.
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by:LazNBlaz
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I originally was going to delete this question but agree with garycase, there is some hardware issue that we cannot repair.  This was my first attempt at a delete and didn't know if isolating the problem to something beyond repair was acceptable.  Thanks for the help garycase!
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