ZS-SN10 Radio/CD doesn't appear to recognize a disc
"No Disc" lights on the display even when a disc is in place and I've followed all the suggestions in the manual except I don't know what-----"the CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized" means so I can't finalize it !
This item was a gift and for me there are way too many options-----I am a 73yr.old grandmother and all I want to be able to do is listen to the radio and play a CD.
I'm beginning to feel as if I need oxygen to climb all these learning curves!
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Re: ZS-SN10 Radio/CD doesn't appear to recognize a disc
Good day Madam,
I don't know if this is what is causing your problem, but I can clarify what finalizing a cd is.
Essentintially when you write your information to the disc the software CAN leave it open so that you can write more music or other data to it, unless you mark a check box in your recording software to tell it to "Finalize" the disc. This records a code on the disc telling CD drives that this is all of the information on the disc. Basically it's like writing "The end" at the end of a story.
Some cd players have problems with unfinalized disc, as their not designed to deal with a disc that as far as it can tell has no end.
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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.
Hope this helps ;)
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
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
• A finalized CD-R disc can never be recorded onto
• A finalized CD-RW disc can be unfinalized for more
• The CDR300 can play back unfinalized CD-R or
• SYNC REC+FINAL mode automatically finalizes.
Here are the steps in order to Finalize your disk
1 Push Stop.
The display shows the number of tracks and their total playing time.
2 Push FINALIZE.
FINALIZE is displayed for about 3 seconds.
Subject: Radio With Six Disc CD Changer Does Not Recognize Loaded CD And
Displays An "INITIALIZING" Message, CD Will Not Play, CD Cannot Be
Ejected, Or Disc Icon Does Not Illuminate (Reprogram Radio)
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Some customers may comment on any of the following conditions:
• The CD loaded in the radio will not play.
• The CD loaded in the radio will not eject.
• The disc icon on the radio will not illuminate.
• The radio displays an "INITIALIZING" message for approximately 30 seconds after vehicle start up.
Important: Do not attempt to play CDs with paper labels on them in this
CD player. The labels may warp or wrinkle and jam the CD player
mechanism. Refer to the Compact Disc Care and Cleaning procedure
(Document ID# 1656123) in SI for more information.
Technicians are to reprogram the radio with new operating software using the following procedure:
1. If the radio has a CD(s)2008 General will be necessary to reset the radio and remove them
before the radio is reprogrammed. Remove and reinstall the radio fuse to
reset the radio and then eject the CD(s). If cycling the power to the
radio does not allow the CD(s) to be removed, the radio may have another
failure that will not be corrected by the reprogramming procedure that
follows. Refer to the Diagnostic Starting Point - Entertainment
procedure in SI to begin your diagnosis of this failure to eject CDs
concern before reprogramming the radio.
2. Reprogram the radio using the Service Programming System (SPS) with
the latest software available on TIS2WEB. Refer to the SPS procedures
and the Radio Programming and Set procedure in SI for more information.
As always make sure your Tech 2® is updated with the latest software
3. Verify proper operation of the radio and make sure that all CDs can be ejected.
There may be a couple of reasons why a NO DISC , DISC ERROR or INSERT DISC error may appear in the display of your CD player. Try doing the following steps to troubleshoot why the error is displayed:
For disc players with a HOLD switch, make sure to move the switch to the OFF position.
Verify that the disc being used is supported by the CD player. NOTE: CD players do not support VCD or DVD discs. In addition, some CD players do not support CD-R or CD-RW discs that are created by a CD burner. For information regarding disc compatibility with your player, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product
Ensure a disc has been inserted into the player. Make sure that the disc is inserted correctly, with the playback side of the disc facing down on the disc tray.
If the disc still does not play, attempt to play a different, commercially-produced disc.
NOTE: If more than one of the commercially-produced discs do not play, verify whether the discs are extended-length discs. Some players are not able to play discs where the recording exceeds the standard 74 minutes. If the recording of the disc is longer than 74 minutes, it is possible that some of the specifications of that disc were compromised and therefore, the CD player will not recognize that disc.
If the disc is dirty with fingerprints or smudges, or if the disc is scratched or broken, the CD player may not recognize the disc.Clean the disc using a soft, dry cloth.
Properly reinsert the disc into the player.
Attempt to play the disc again.
Only press the PLAY button once. If the PLAY button is pressed more than once, the disc may stop playing.
If the disc is still not recognized, remove the disc and leave the CD player powered on for approximately one hour to resolve the possibility of moisture condensation inside the player.
Please use a Lens Cleaning disc and check if that helps.
If the issue persists, please click hear to locate the repair facility near your area.
Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any clarifications.