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I can, sometimes, record onto Philips cdrw audio discs. When I want to delete them, nothing happens. I load the disc, it reads and shows how many tracks and time used but when I press the erase button, nothing happens. Also, in between recording tracks, I press pause and it generally wont restart and I have to finalise the disc, load to a computer, try and erase and start again. Is it worth binning the machine? Thanks for any help.

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SOURCE: Philips CD recorder CDR870 not recording

Consumer CD recorders require CD-Audio or CD-Music blank CD's to record.

Posted on May 16, 2009

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: it wont record all my cd tracks, its starts

Sounds more like it won't record ANY of your CD tracks. Is there any indication why? Are you sure it has audio coming in? Many CD recorders will automatically stop recording if they sense extended silence.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Philips CDR775 2-Disc CD Recorder tray won't read/open

this depends on what make of disc mostly the philips machines only work with their own brand of disc try placing an original disc if thats ok then its the blank cd that you are useing got to be philips brand

Posted on May 07, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a philips

There are a lot of forums which discuss OPC failure and it strikes every hardware maker and brand of media.

The bottom line is that certain media and certain writers just don't get along.

The manual:

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/c/cdr760_17/cdr760_17_dfu_aen.pdf

Discussion online:

http://homerecording.com/bbs/general-discussions/recording-techniques/phillips-cdr870-187247/


http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/318687.html

"I don't buy expensive blanks. I buy modest quality blanks and watch
for sales so that I can them for about a dime a piece after the rebate
check comes in. If I have an OPC Fail message, I try another blank. If
I find that they consistently fail (about half a buck wasted) I move
the stack over to the computer (which seems to work fine with these)
and buy another stack of blanks of a different brand next time I see a
good price..."

an interesting workaround:

http://www.sweetwater.com/forums/showthread.php?10128-Tascam-CD-RW5000

"CDRW 5000 work around for OPC FAIL
Here's a work around for OPC FAIL on cdrw 5000 -

method 1: turn unit on at least 30 minutes or more before use (this seems to work best for me)

method 2: run OPC on an old cd that always works - after OPC passes, remove old cd and insert new CD (you only get 99 OPC runs per disc)

-or use a combination of the two methods

I've always used TDK and I recently bought a new batch and they stopped working. The old ones still work everytime. I don't know enough about the system to guess what the difference is.

side note: CDRW 2000 will finalise discs from the cdrw 5000 but not the other way around.

Hope that helps "

Posted on Jan 30, 2011

tunde007
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SOURCE: Recently purchased used CDR 770.

Hi, these recorders will only use discs sold as "Music CD recordables". The midcode on them tells the recorder it is permitted to use this media. Computer CD-R's do not have this in the midcode. When they were marketed, the Music industry gets a portion of the profit to "make-up for lost sales" due to the set-top recorders being easier for the average Joe to use. They must say "Music CD-R" or the set top recorder will not use them. Memorex was the last ones still in the market last I checked. I have a Philips CDR 785, so I do know from experience.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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I think there are several other possible solutions for the Philips CDR870 which will make it record more reliably, although using the "proper" Music Disc and cleaning the laser lens with an appropriate lens cleaning CD, seem to be the best ideas. Also, try wiping the blank or partially blank CD using a lintless microfiber cloth from the center outward to remove smudges and fingerprints. Several "failed" discs miraculously recorded after wiping.

If you're willing to "go under the hood", (you;ll need a #10 Torx screwdiver to remove the cover screws), you might try gently vacuuming the inside of the unit, brushing components gently with a soft camel hair brush to dislodge any dust that has accumulated; then gently sucking it into the vacuum cleaner. Make sure you've disconnected power to the CDR870 first! Trying to reach the laser lens itself involves surgical like dis-assembly of the sub-chasis and technical skills way beyond those of the average techie. I strongly DO NOT advise it!

Another possible solution is to let the unit "warm up" for about a half hour prior to recording, this may "cook" some electronic parts, and maybe change an internal condition to reduce the "OPCFAIL" problem.

You might also try cycling through "Input Source" by repeatedly toggling the Input Button (19) from DIG COAXIAL - DIG OPTICAL - ANALOG. Sometimes this allows the electronics to "wake up". It also may help to be playing an actual input signal into the unit while trying this.

I, too, have had frustrations with the unit using several brands of consumer and professional grade CD's. Occasionally, I have been successful in getting the unit to record music onto CD-ROM Data Discs when it's not supposed to. I have recorded onto Maxell, Sony, TDK and Discmakers (professional) blanks with varying results. FYI Radio Shack now stocks Verbatim brand discs for Music Recording (about $10 for 25 pack). Make sure CD Recordable Discs say "Music" or "Digital Audio" on the outside wrappings. I am a professional recording engineer, and now plan to see if the manufacturer, Philips Consumer Electronics in KY, can help.
Good Luck with this problem, I'll keep watching this site for other solutions.

on Mar 14, 2014 | Philips CDR870 CD Recorder

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Have not been able to find digital cd's. Are cd audios the same for use on philips 870


Philips CDR 870 is designed to RECORD with ONLY Audio or Music CD-R or CD-RW discs !!
The word(s) Audio Or Music MUST be written somewhere on the Cd disc or Cd Covers.
Computer CD-R and CD-RW discs will NOT Record on this recorder !!
My experience of GOOD Audio/Music discs : Philips,Sony,Traxdata,Verbatum
My experience of BAD Audio/Music discs : ALL unbranded discs, Maxell,TDK

Dec 16, 2010 | Philips CDR870 CD Recorder

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Discs to use?


Yes. On Page 9 of the Manual: http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/c/cdr778bk/cdr778bk_dfu_aen.pdf

"For recording use, special audio discs must be used (for music
only). These Discs bear the logos as shown below. The text
‘DIGITAL AUDIO’ is present!"

and...

"Your CD recorder is able to play:
- All pre-recorded audio CDs.
- All Audio CDR and Audio CDRW."

There is no capacity qualifier mentioned.

Jul 25, 2010 | Philips CDR778 2-Disc CD Recorder

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PHILIPS CDR 870 FLASHING "OPCFAIL" AND WON'T RECORD


I HAVE A PHILIPS CDR 870 "OPC FAIL" PROBLEM. I HAVE RECORDED ONTO CD-RW, AND NOT YET FINALISED THE DISK AFTER RECORDING, IN ORDER THAT I CAN GO BACK LATER TO ADD FURTHER RECORDINGS. AFTER SWITCHING THE MACHINE BACK ON OPC THEN OPC FAIL FOLLOWS, EVEN WITH NEW DISKS CD-R AND CD-RW. MGHT THE MACHINE ITSELF REQUIE CLEANING OR IS THIS A FAULT? I AM USING MAXCELL DISKS, BOTH TYPES. THANKS. JEREMY. GATESHEAD.

Mar 19, 2010 | Philips CDR870 CD Recorder

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My cd recorder wont read blank cds help me please


Do as it asks, insert blank CD-Audio or CD-Music media.

Discs for recording
For recording, make sure to use special audio discs only.
These discs are marked with “Digital Audio” and the logos shown below.
There are two different types of audio discs for the use on this CD recorder:
– CD-Audio Recordable (CDR) discs
These discs can be recorded on once and
play in all standard CD players and CD
recorders, when they are finalized.
– CD-Audio ReWritable (CDRW) discs
These discs can be recorded on, erased and
re-recorded many times and play in CDRW
compatible CD players and CD recorders,
when they are finalized.
– All Philips CD players and CD recorders
with the sticker shown here are CDRW
compatible.
To ensure proper working of the set we recommend the use of Philips audio CDR and audio CDRW discs only.
Note: Do not use a computer CDR or CDRW as recording will not work!

Go here and download the manual. You'll need it.

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/c/cdr602_00s/cdr602_00s_dfu_eng.pdf

Mar 04, 2010 | Philips CDR602 CD Recorder

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Hello i have a Philips cdr 870. With every blank CD inserted, the display shows NO AUDIO. Pre recorded CDs play OK. Unable to record. I have recently aquired this machine and this is the first time I have...


You are probably inserting blank computer discs, eg 650 or 700mb rather than blank music CD-R or CD RW`s which this machine is designed to work with. The correct discs are labelled "music audio" or 80 minutes. You can only use these types of discs. Why? When these recorders first came out, it was a way of battling piracey in copying discs. I believe there is a "hack" to enable this player to use blank computer discs.
SMA

Jan 13, 2010 | Philips CDR870 CD Recorder

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Perfect in recording CD's recording of CDRW's (TDK CDRW AUDIO nor MAXELL CDRW XL II music) not possible. how to fix?


If the CD recorder records data discs, and is not a CDRW recorder it will not record on them, also there would be no reason to record a audio CD if the unit records data discs

Dec 11, 2009 | Pioneer PD-RW839 4-Disc CD Recorder

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RECORD DROP OUT


Just bought this CDR 570 and not use yet.

Reading the instruction manual - yes, life experience has taught me some really useful stuff! -

Under 'Discs for recording' on page 7 it says at end of section

IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper working of the set we recommend the use of PHILIPS audio CDR and audio CDRW discs only'
Roughly translated I read this to me - 'don't blame us if the set don't work using other (non-compatible) discs' !!

Oct 02, 2007 | Philips CDR570 CD Recorder

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