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HHB 850 CD Burner - lockup problem

The unit locks up midway through finalization of a CD. Turning the burner off and restart brings the machine to exact same point. I had to take the unit apart to remove the CD.  Even with the CD removed the unit fails to return to normal/ready status.  Is there any factory restart technique?

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Re: HHB 850 CD Burner - lockup problem

I did find out how to do the manual eject, for a stuck cd. Open up the machine, looking at the front/top, on the lower left side of the cd transport there is a white plastic gear that can be turned with your finger, ejecting the cd.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

Re: HHB 850 CD Burner - lockup problem

I just encountered this same problem. i was able to get the cd out by following barbhirsch's advice (see solution #2). after closing the cd tray, and powering the machine back up, however, it was still *stuck* halfway through the finalization process. however, i did come up with a solution...

1. with the power off, remove the disc per barbhirsch's instructions.

2. leaving the cd tray in the open position, turn the power back on. upon powering up, my hhb automatically started looking for a new cd, and the problem was solved.

hope this is of help to anyone who is having problems with this!


Posted on Apr 07, 2008

Re: HHB 850 CD Burner - lockup problem

I spoke with the HHB factory. they said you cannot use high speed media. You need to use 32x or slower. I too have seen this trouble.


Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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Re: HHB 850 CD Burner - lockup problem

The 850 has a test mode accessed by shorting a jumper on the display board,but you could try the 830 method - hold in the menu/delete and the auto/manual keys for longer than 5 seconds. Careful, don't adjust anything, just power off to exit test menu.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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