Question about Philips CDR785 3-Disc CD Recorder
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: optical error
Your laser is failing. There is a test mode sequence you can try to re-calibrate it but to be honest it's the beginning of the end. I can supply replacement laser assemblies depending on where you are in the world or I can email you the service manual so you can try adjusting it yourself. Email me via ebay - fluffcat1
Audio cdrw's are still freely available in the UK.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
SOURCE: won't record
I've just spoken to a friend who also has one of these older Philips recorders & he has the same problem.
As per my previous post, he fixed his problem by locating old stocks of blanks. New audio discs seem to have been manufactured & optimised for fast writing speeds (up to 32x speed) & this is causing the problem (you can't write at x1 or x2 speed to these new speedy discs).
Trying a few different brands of discs to try out is a whole lot cheaper than a repair. I suggest when you find a brand that works, you stock up on these discs as it seems they will become ever rarer.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
This unit will use any CDR disk. you can purchase these disk at your local wal mart in the electronic section, or you can purchase these disk at best buy as well. office depot will carry a compatible disk for your unit also.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. I'll look in the shops advised"
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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Start playback on the selected source.
The CD recorder starts to record simultaneously and recording in progress is shown. The remaining recording time left of the CDR(W) is displayed.
Note: If you start playback on the selected source within a track, recording starts at the beginning of the next track or after 2.7 seconds of silence in analogue recordings.
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