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I just opened and installed a new Marantz PMD371 CD player. It plays commercial disks perfectly; however, it will not play my CD-Rs. I have tried burning with Windows Media Player, NCH Express Burn, and Nero. In all cases, I have checked that the burn application is finalizing the disk. Do you have a solution for this?

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  • wplumlee May 21, 2009

    I am recording these disks as audio cds. I have used both mp3 and wav formats as input for Nero (and the other apps). All of these disks are playable on other players including my Bose system in my '96 Corvette.

    This is a brand new Marantz PMD371 right out of the box yesterday. It does not appear that the unit is defective since it plays all commercial disks flawlessly. The owners manual for this unit states, "The CD-R and CD-RW discs should contain properly-recorded TOC information so that they can be played back. With the CD recorder system, writing the TOC information in a disc is referred to as finalizing the disc."

    I would prefer not want to open the player to clean the lens. Also it is my experience that Marantz players enclose the lens so that some disassembly is required to reach the lens. I'm not squemish about these things, I worked as a repairman in High School and College. I have a PhD in Physics and worked as a Project Manager for Bell Labs for twenty years.

  • wplumlee May 22, 2009

    You guys don't get it. I am using wav files as an input to Nero. Nero converts them to cda files for the cd. It does the same if the input is mp3. The problem is most likely in the way the TOC is written. Can you help me or not?



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I don't recall that unit being capable of playing MP3, wav or WMA discs.

What you need to burn is a CDA.

CD Audio (.cda) tracks are audio files that can be stored on CD media.

Not WAV.



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Are you burning them as Audio cd? use nero and make sure your burning it as audio cd, if the files are compressed mp3, and are just burned on the disc most players wont play them.

also some brands might not work with some cd players, also try cleaning the lens on the cd player.

video on cleaning the lens:

here are cleaning cds:

or you can clean it with isoproponol alcohol on a cotton bud,one wipe with the slightly damp end then a quick wipe with the dry end.

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  • Ekse May 22, 2009

    if its brand new out of the box then its not a lens problem, must be related to the TOC information.



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