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Disc failure while to burn a CD on the Alesis Masterlink ML-9600

After mastering to the ML-9600, sometimes it takes many tries to burn the CD, It never get's out of the finalizing mode, makes a rumble type noise and eventually says Disc failure. I use quality blank CDs. After many tries, and many reboots, it ends up working. Is there a way to fix this issue?

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The Alesis fitted with a standard computer CD drive, there's an online list somewhere of compatible drives. Take the lid off, unscrew the current drive, and replace. It sounds like the drive is faulty. Online instructions all over the place on how to replace these drives in PCs - it's no different in the Alesis

Posted on Jan 05, 2014


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SOURCE: masterlink ml-9600

To delete a Track from a playlist, you must currently have that Track selected in the display. Pressing the DEL TRACK button will cause a confirm delete page to be displayed,where "Song 01" is the name of the Track to be deleted. Pressing UP/YES will remove that Track from the playlist, moving the next Track in the playlist in its place. Pressing DOWN/NO will cancel the operation and return the unit to its previous state.

NOTE: Deleting a Track from a playlist does not delete the audio samples from the hard disk. The audio remains on the disk in an "Audio File"

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Alesis Masterlink ML 9600 won't power up.

After reviewing the repair and owners manuals. I have come to the conclusion that there is a short in the power supply board. Your drives should be fine. I don't know off hand how expensive it is to fix in your area. I would say approx $200

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Alesis ML 9600

make sure that you have a good power source and cables first.
it seems that a filter cap is not doing what it is supposed to do. which one, i don't know.
you could try to format the HD and update the latest firmware/OS and see if that does the trick. next , if you have new/er harddrive, you could switch it out.

keep us posted


Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My Alesis Masterlink ML 9600

Yikes, that is pretty much as bad as it sounds. That means you have major hardware failure inside the device, specifically the control board of the player. This is basically the main piece of the device and is quite expensive to replace, many times the board itself costs more than a new unit, let alone and service charges to put it in. Unfortunately you are going to be far better off just replacing this unit.

One thing to try, to see if somehow it is just a temporary glitch (I doubt it is, but worth a try) is to just unplug it from the power source for a good 5 minutes, then replug it in. Hopefully that will "kick-start" the board back into gear and get it working at least for a while again. Definitely worth a try.


Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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SOURCE: I bought an Alesis Masterlink ML 9600 for my

When you press Create CD, the Alesis will try to create the CD from the WHOLE of the current playlist that you have selected.
Is there a track of less than 5 seconds in this playlist that you've perhaps forgotten about? If so, delete it from the playlist, and you should be able to proceed

Posted on Jan 11, 2012

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