Question about Sony RCD-W500C 5-Disc CD Recorder

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Instruction manual I am 55 years old and have just bought this component. After reading the manual I am so thoroughly confused that I am completely lost. If there was a section that said just do this to record a CD or album I would be all set but the manual just jumps all over the place. I am not sure what to do now. Please help.

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  • churchlady3 May 02, 2008

    I've even used music cds but still don't get anything recorded. It just runs TOC tracks until it says that the cd is full - does anyone have a step by step process?


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I've finally got the thing to work - it MUST have Sony brand music CDs or it won't record a thing

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We had the same problems until we started using digital audio cd's. page 20 of the manual. I can also provide the step by step process I use to setup the unit to record live music or speakers.


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