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Philips cdr 760 cd recorder: OPC FAILED

Every cd I put in now seems to be no good or unrecordable. I get the message : OPC FAILED. I tried numerous brands and for a while the TDK brand was working, but that too has now been rejected. Does the machine need to be fixed, or is there a particular cd that I must buy now to record?
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    Even when I buy a spool of 50 CD "Digital Audio" Recordables I still get about a 50% fail rate. Sometimes if I insert the same disc 4 or 5 times I can get it to stick.

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I have a Phillips 775 CD Recorder, and can only get it to record using Maxell CD-R Music Pro brand blank discs. They usually come in packs of 10 and are in full-size jewel cases. Haven't bought any in awhile and am not sure about availability.Hope this helps.

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Hola

normalmente la averia es la lente que esta mal y tambien los discos solo usa maxvell los tdk fallan.

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http://homerecording.com/bbs/general-discussions/recording-techniques/phillips-cdr870-187247/


http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/318687.html

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