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Post recording After finalizing my recordings (speakers/lectures), my disc will play back on the recorder, but I'm getting error messages when trying to play the CD's on a home or car system. Why is that???

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Re: Post recording

Can't find a manual either, but to finalize a disk you hit the finalize button then the play button.

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Re: Post recording

Maybe its the format of the material that is recorded on the disk. I.E. maybe MP3 when you should have used CD audio format or some such problem.

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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I'm recording from CD to CD but when I FINALIZE it reads 'finalize incomplete' email address:

The message in the manual implies there was vibration during the process. Isolate this unit form any air- or surface-borne vibrations and speakers while recording.

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That's a normal response to an interrupted Finalization.

The recorder was switched off/unplugged after recording without ejecting the disc. The recorder could not write essential recording information onto the disc.

While REPAIR is displayed, the recorder automatically examines the recorded area of the disc and updates the track numbers and recording time data. This process takes about 40 minutes for a fully recorded disc. Finalization or further recording is possible once the REPAIR message disappears.

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After i have finish recording and i am finalizing the the cd code OPC appears on the screen, and being finalize the cannot play in other cd player why?

OPC means the unit had trouble Optical Processing Calibration, which means the disc surface may be damaged. Using brand name media and being careful to not touch the recording surface would help.

It's not completing the finalization so it won't play in a CD player yet.

It's mostly in the manual

OPC: Stands for Optical Processing Calibration.

When you see this message in the Information

Display for the Record DeckK, it means

that the laser transport inside the unit is making

the calibrations and adjustments needed so that

the recording process is optimized for the specific
disc in use.

When an unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW disc is

placed in the Record Deck%, the letters

OPCwill flash once the Table of Contents has

been read. This indicates that the unit is optimizing

its circuits for maximum compatibility with

the specific recordable disc in use. the number

and total running time of any tracks that have

already been recorded will appear in the

Information DisplayK, and the appropriate

indicator SPwill light to tell you if a CD-R or
CD-RW disc is in use.

To Finalize a disc, place it in the Record

Drawer%. Once the disc's Table of Contents

information has been read and the OPC process

has been completed, press the Finalize button

E@and note that the Finalize Indicator

Uwill begin to flash. Within three seconds,

press the Select button9*and note that

the Finalize IndicatorUwill stop flashing.

The Finalization process will take up to two

minutes, depending on the length of material

recorded on the disc. During the Finalization

process the Record Deck will not accept any
operating commands.

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Can't finalize after recording, disc error

So are they always CD-RW?

I have a Pioneer PD509 which is a spittin' image of the HHB CDR830 but tied down to use CD-Audio discs only.

My experiece with Rewriteable Media has been that they don't hold up to multiple uses. I used them to make quick 'n' dirty dubs of cassette audio then worked it into a polished copy with proper track marks and sweetening later for copy over to a CD-RA. After a few passes I'd start getting audible problems when copying off the -RW's, so I routinely just use them about 5 times. With two DVD players and a Blu-Ray I sometimes get through the errors on one of them for one final digital copy and then I can them.

BTW: you may want to try the failing disc in a DVD player. Mine will play through an unfinalized CD but can't cue up to anything. So if the recording is vital you might retrieve it that way. Just remember to pause the Recorder at the end of the last cut you want because the DVD will just crash right into the old data without changing track numbers or any warning.

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Error message "DATA DISC"

No No No and No again this disc issue makes me laugh. Look lasers are sensitive but after a while the power output level decreases to the point where the disc may still be able to be read but recording/finalizing is impossible.
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Are you using the same brand of discs you used to? Do they palyback on the machine in both the record and the playback deck? Do your old cdr's you recorded still play in the standard cd player? You can try the diagnostics - hold down the 'play' and 'fwd' keys on the record side as you power it on.

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Tdk -model # da-3826

Try a different disc brand.You could have a failing record laser.

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Lost the manual, can't get hooked up

You need to use an audio CDr, data or computer CDr's will not work in this machine. I don't know this specific machine, but usually you select the input, then 'rec type' eg manual,1 track or 1 disc,then press record to get into record pause,start your source,then press play on the unit to start recording. To finalize, you press finalize then either the play or rec button to start the finalize process.

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