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Iam trying to download music with a cd and my computer is not reading the cd the message insert a blank cd

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Best to download to your hard drive first, and then copy the files over to the CD. Have you tried it this way?

Check to see if the CD is functional. Open a Windows Explorer window, or My Computer window, whichever you prefer. Select the CD drive letter, right click and select Explore. If the PC can not read the CD, it is a bad disk. This happens often, and it has been my experience that there could be several bunched together in a spindle that are bad.

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Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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Do as it asks, insert blank CD-Audio or CD-Music media.

Discs for recording
For recording, make sure to use special audio discs only.
These discs are marked with “Digital Audio” and the logos shown below.
There are two different types of audio discs for the use on this CD recorder:
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Go here and download the manual. You'll need it.

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/c/cdr602_00s/cdr602_00s_dfu_eng.pdf

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it's easy to burn music into a cd
first make sure that your computer has a cd-r or cd-rw drive
second insert a blank cd-r or cd-rw into the drive
third find the music files you want to burn onto the cd
forth open my computer and start dragging the files onto the cd icon on my computer

once you have finished dragging your files open the cd on my computer and click on write files to cd,


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No blank cd in drive, please insert blank disk, THERE IS A DISK!


Buy a new CD drive

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