I've had my Boss BR1180CD for several years now, but suddenly, the CD burner will not recognize any CD that is inserted. It gives me a "Disk Not Ready" error message, even though there is a disk in the burner tray. I've tried many different kinds of disks including blank ones, commercially recorded ones, even cd's that I'd previously burned using the same unit...nothing is recognized.
Does Anyone know what is wrong with it? How can I fix it?
Any input is greatly appreciated!!!
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If it does not power up, it is likely going to be a faulty or severly dirty switch contact or a failed capacitor in the power supply. A shot of contact cleaner is usually enough to rectify the first issue, The second issue you need to locate the part at fault and replace it.
"Drag and Drop" was the method Microsoft wanted for the PC's. Macs already had it.- You just need a CD burner and a blank CD. The license issues I will not go into because the process is the same for any files you want to burn to CD.
How you want the CD to format- for use only on some Cd players and most computers? Or Most CD players? That is where the difference exists.
Starting with a CD in the drive, you can use (with a high failure rate) Microsoft Media player7 or higher, or a more structured program like "Burn Aware Free"- this latter program will work with CD burners as well as DVD burners. The first screen it opens to is the type of disk you want to make. A CD ROM will hold easily hold more than 200 to 300 songs if they are burned as data- the Audio CD has additional formatting and will usully hold only 20 songs or less. They also need to be CD audio format to play on the most numbers of CD players- some will not recognize MP3 files or other different audio files (usually the older drives that made it this far.)
With either program, you can drag the files from the folder over to the main information field of either program and "drop them" Then you can select "burn."
Also make sure to "close the disk", otherwise it will only be readable on drives of the same manufacturer as the one that created it.
If you just drag and drop to the CD via "my computer" you can then "right click" and "Burn to CD" in data form.
I have this problem with mine. I've did some research and with the boss br 600 this problem can arise quite often .it's caused by a faulty power diode apparently except in that case I've never heard ofrom the screen blinking at all (which my 1600 also does) I wonder I'd this problem can be the same for a br 600 as the br 600
"it never works"... this is NOT enough information for us. You are not telling us how the CD is tested. If you are testing it in a boombox type player, that is not a test. First thing is to look at the bottom of the CD to see if you can detect written tracks... with right lighting you can tell if it has been burned. REMEMBER that CD's, unlike phonograph records, are written from the middle outward. Many consumer players have trouble playing CD's that are written but not "finalized". If you CAN see written area (compare to unburned CD) then likely the burning is taking place, and the problem is the format is either not complete or incompatible with your player. Try reading the disk in your computer. Also you might want to visit the forums for the Boss/Roland workstations at VSPLANET.com.
hdd should not be damaged, if your hd and cd are on same ide cable it might be taking the cd as master and not the hd, ensure the jumper on the back of the new cd drive is set in the same position as the old one was, as test remove cd and boot system, hd should act again as usual. this will show that there is a ide conflict.
my assumption is that your cd jumper should be set to slave or cable select position.
you may have to try each until you find the position that works.
MICHAEL SCOTT: YOU PASSED ALONG SOME GREAT INFORMATION BUT IT ONLY GETS ME HALFWAY THERE...
I HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY CABLES HOOKED UP. DO YOU HAVE TO RECORD MY SONG FROM THE 1180 TO AUDACITY OR WHAT?...THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME AND IT MAY WORK BUT TELL ME HOW TO RECORD FROM THE 1180 TO AUDACITY.
As long as it indicates program content in the memory and can play the audio through an am p or headphones you should still be able to record the content onto your computer and burn it from there if your computer has a burner. I use Audacity which is a good freeware program.
This Is real simple grab a cable that goes from rca jacks to a headphone jack then plug the rca jacks into the br-1180's audio out jack and then plug the other end into your computers mic port. Download Audacity From www.Audacity.com and then use it to capture you audio and then you can burn that when complete. Its real simple I do it all the time even though I have the br-1180cd the cd burner burns real quiet so I don't use it. The cable can be bought at radio shack, best buy, wal-mart and I have even seen them at 99 cent only stores. If you have more question let me know This Is my main unit so I know a lot about it. Sincerely, Michael Scott
Hey mike yeah you can hook a regular cdr drive to the ribbon but the problem is if its not a slim it most likely wont fit inside the unit. Also the built in c.d r is way over rated mine has it and I still bounce it all onto my computer and then burn it from there. The one on the br-1180cd burns very quiet.
I'm not totally familiar with that Boss Digital Audio Workstation but it sounds like what you want to do is record both the music and vocal track at the same time. If that's the case I believe you can push both "Line" and "Mic" input buttons (perhaps not exactly named as such) at the same time to record both simultaneously. Otherwise I would suggest copying the music to it's own stereo track (or two individual tracks, each panned opposite from one another to maintain stereo) and then record your vocal track separately. That way you can record several takes and edit down the best parts to one final track.
I hope that helps.