Question about Sony RCD-W500C 5-Disc CD Recorder
When trying to finalize a disc, I get error C14 error code.
I just finalized two other discs successfully and tried three times to finalize this last one unsuccessfully. I don't want to lose the information on this disc.
Is there a way to save it or is it a lost cause? The disc has music created from a digital recorder and the master on the digital recorder has been erased.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Which recordable disks are you asking about? "Erase" will only work on CD-RW and does nothing on CD-R.
Once you've recorded onto CD-R all you can do is add additional material to it until the disk is finalised to allow it to be played on virtually all CD players. The same goes with CD-RW, but with those you have the option to erase the entire disk and start again from scratch. You can also delete individual tracks from a CD-RW but the space does not become available for additional recordings until the disk is totally erased.
Perhaps you'll find the .pdf manual to be of use:-
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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
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