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Problems what kind of problems might occur if you tried to use an older CD-ROM drive or a CD player to play a CD-R or CD-RW disk?

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There no problem if you,re CD-ROM or CD player are still in working condition. But if defective cd-rom or cd-player can damage you're cd.

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Troubleshooting specific errors
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