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Phillip CDR778 doesn't reconize blank CD....says "disc error" or "insert disc" after new disc inserted. The player will play old CDs I've recorded on blanks....but not new blanks.

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Clean it with a cd cleaner or if u are good enough 2 take the off the top an clean the eye gently with a Q tip. 1 end dip litely n rubbing alco... an the other end dry. so u can dry it. it will wor like new. but it wont read nothing that goes pass 4x speed.. rob aka da surgen

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Re: Phillip CDR778

You can try other brands of audio cdr but it sounds like your laser is on it's way out. Some find cdrw's still work after cdr's have stopped being recognised.

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