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I have a Marantz CDR 620 and all I get is Error 21. The disc is recordable but I cannot get past the Error 21 to record or playback etc.

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    I have the same problem again after 10 years of turning it back on. I sent it in to be fixed when I purchased it and then I had to buy back then certain cd's and now all I want to do is make dj demos and for the $1300. I spent then..again can't find anybody to answere my questions except to pay for answers which i will never do.

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I've just spoken to a friend who also has one of these older Philips recorders & he has the same problem.

As per my previous post, he fixed his problem by locating old stocks of blanks. New audio discs seem to have been manufactured & optimised for fast writing speeds (up to 32x speed) & this is causing the problem (you can't write at x1 or x2 speed to these new speedy discs).

Trying a few different brands of discs to try out is a whole lot cheaper than a repair. I suggest when you find a brand that works, you stock up on these discs as it seems they will become ever rarer.

Good luck!

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Sounds like a duff (dirty or scratched) disc. Try another one.

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I've owned one for years, and yes... depending on how many discs you burn, you may need a new tray. You can call Marantz and they will ship one to you. They will also send you a diagram of how to replace it. Pretty simple.

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im sorry i dont have a solution to this problem, but i tried the exact same thing and got that 0xE0 key problem, so my dad and i decided to unplug the unit and plug it back in and now the unit will not respond to the remote. did you have this problem at all? and what did you do to exit the setup screen?

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It sounds like you haven't followed the last step to the burning procedure. All you need to do once you've completed burning your disc is to Finalize the disc. Read below why you need to finalize as well as the steps to follow in order to finalize the disc.
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How to Finalize Finalizing is writing the TOC (table of contents) on a disc so a CD player can recognize the number of tracks, the total time for each track, and their location on the disc. A recorded disc must be finalized to playback on a standard CD player. Once finalized a CD-R disc can be played on CD players that support CD-R playback. CD-RW discs can only be played on CD players that support CD-RW playback. Consult your CD player owner's manual to confirm supported formats. Finalizing is necessary to: • be able to play a recorded CD-R or CD-RW disc on a CD player • prevent further recording on a disc • avoid erasing tracks on a CD-RW disc • record text information onto a disc you record Notes: • A finalized CD-R disc can never be recorded onto again. • A finalized CD-RW disc can be unfinalized for more recording. • The CDR300 can play back unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW discs. • SYNC REC+FINAL mode automatically finalizes.
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What kind of error are you getting? Does it attempt to calibrate then display the entire disc as being full? If that try a blank that will tolerate recording at the 1x speed. Nowadays the only thing you will likely find are discs meant for audio recording or data discs that can record at speeds as low as 1x. If you can find some of the earlier kodak, Ampex/Quantegy, japanese maxells, etc then you will be okay. Also it may not be obvious but the cdr 615/620 will not record on cd-rw's
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it's more than likely the servo board which is fixed under the mechanism.
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The following recorders i know off hand for a donor mechanism are:

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if it proves to be just a faulty laser, all 3 of the above have the same laser unit.
if it proves to be a faulty servo board, all 3 have the same servo boards except if you fit one out of a philips model it will show 'PHILIPS CD RECORDER' on the display at power up but will still work nontheless.
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