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Marantz CDR-300 won't read blank disc

When a new blank 1X disc of any brand is inserted, the read out says 'CDR ERROR'. Superscope says it needs a new drive & will cost $300.00. Are there other solutions? Assuming a drive is available to individuals, has anyone installed a new drive themselves?

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SOURCE: Marantz CDR 615: Msg: ''No CD''

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.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a marantz cd re-corder but I insert a cd rw disc or cd r

check the manual for what types of discs you can use.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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it's more than likely the servo board which is fixed under the mechanism.
this is very common but i'm not sure which component fails on the board but i've always got hold of donor recorders and switched the servo boards and all was fine.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Marantz dr

CD-R's must be made for and imprinted with the words "digital audio". Blank DATA discs will not be used. Do you have the manual?

Posted on Jul 16, 2011

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SOURCE: I just bought a cdr

Hi.first have a nice pro recorder...As you may know your recorder can only record CD-R or CD-RW type discs..Not (+) type..Additionally To play your new recording on other CD players your disc must first be finalized after you complete the recording.
Even though user manual has detailed info on this matter here is a summary ;One final step is required after you have filled the CD-R or CD-RW, and that is to finalize the disc. If a CD-RW disc and still has time remaining, you can finalize it and later un-finalize to record some more. Of course with the CD-Rs - the cheaper and more likely playable type on more CD players - once you have finalized that's it and you cannot record on it again even if much space remains.
You can either press the small Finalize button on the top of the deck and the display indicates the couple of minutes required to do this, or if the entire recording can be made at one time you can select at the start the Sync Rec + Final option in the display, which automatically finalizes the disc at the end of the recording session..
Just in case if you need a soft PdF format user manual ,I can provide to you ,just let me know and give me your e-mail address.
Hope this info will provide a good solution for you..If you need more info please ask again..

My regards...

Posted on Jul 27, 2011

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some cheapy cleaner disc either.

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