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Crosley songwriter cd recording problem

My husband recorded a cassette to cd on the crosley songwriter - he finalized the cd but the cd wont play on any other cd player but the crosley - what went wrong?

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  • Celeterhune Aug 12, 2008

    I have recorded records to cd and when I push finalize i get a message FORBID and the cd will only play on the songwriter not any other divice.



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The manual is available at Crosley: . The direct link to the manual is . Recording a cassette to CD is on page 11 (page 12 of the pdf).

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