Phillips CD recorder, older model, single deck, stops after 45-50 minutes of recording, any mode. Flashes "update" to "disc error" and unable to finalize. will only play back on recorder. Have tried cleaning lens. Also have tried every CD-R on the market to no avail. Any suggestions will be greatfully tried.
you have tried a cd cleaner - But also try a DEEP CLEAN
Get a screw driver unscrew the 4 or 5 screws 2 at each side maby 2 at the back
Lift the lid off ans see inside.
Eject the cd tray before you take the lid off as some players lock down when there is no power - anyway
With the lid of you will see the lens -
SORRY FAIL TO MENTION THE POWER SHOULD BE OFF and unplugged from the mains
WHEN DOING THIS.!!!! BUT HOPEFULLY YOU'RE NOT AN IDIOT! lol!!
Next ask your girl friend / wife / boy friend - if your like that!!
get one of those cotton woll bud's you know the one's with wool on at stick normally used for picking wax from your ear!
Now get some Vodka (Not to drink) sorry wet the end of the stick and carefully clean the lens around in a circle within the eye of the lens.
then dry it with carefully with the other end of the stick hopefully you will see the dirt on the end you have just removed.
after that has been done (do this where no kids are around) leave the lid off plug it back into the mains pop a cd-rw in record 5-10 mins of bbc 1 or a music channel or any thing else you can think of just to test if you have recorded this 10 mins then it's working.
Screw the lid back on - and bobs your uncle.
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The recorder was switched off/unplugged after recording without ejecting the disc. The recorder could not write essential recording information onto the disc.
While REPAIR is displayed, the recorder automatically examines the recorded area of the disc and updates the track numbers and recording time data. This process takes about 40 minutes for a fully recorded disc. Finalization or further recording is possible once the REPAIR message disappears.
Check if the blank disc you are using is compatible. It sounds like the discs you are trying to record onto are not compatible with the unit OR you are trying to record in the wrong mode (Synchro v direct see below)
It will only record onto CD-R or CD-RW discs. Also read the instructions for recording as there are a number of recording modes depending on menu settings.
See manual here
MANUAL RECORDING FROM COMPUTER HEADPHONE SOCKET.. FIRST RIGHT LEAD REQUIRED YOU NEED STEREO 3.5mm stero jack plug to lef right phono male leads...
prepare for manual record place jack in computer headphone socket. check correct socket play track on computer their should be no sound. if sound present in wrong socket... if ok place phono left right into analogue aux inputs on cdr recorder.next make shure you have blank scratch free cd .next press ext(ernal) source repeatedly until the required input is selected i.e digital analogue optical etc..when auto track is on the disk will number automatically.with auto track on it their needs to be 2.7 second gap to rec number change. with the recorder stopped press rec type five times to enter in the manual record standby mode. manual start s to flash and the display shows REC EXT MAN followed by WAIT.after a few seconds press record . play the source track ie on your computer to set record level on cd recorder.. adjust audio card settings or volume control on pc etc .rotate easy jog/enter key until on the record /play level bar all the blue led are alight but not the red( clipping) display shows xx decibel eg 3bd. stop the source material (track on computer get ready to record ii.e to start track again..to start recording set you track going wilst pressing RECORD on the cd recorder, and immediatley the source material playing. the track number and recording time left appear in display . if check input message is displayed check the connections are correct etc .to stop recording press stop on cd recorder . update lights up and arrow goes out. after recording display will show UPDATE FOR SEVERAL SECONDS WRITTING TOC.. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THIS DISC ON NORMAL CD PLAYERS YOU NEED TO FINALIZE THE TRACK . HOPE THIS HELPS..yammandan.
Brand of disk or bad laser alignment can cause this. if you have changed brands of disks go back to the others and if you have not then laser alignment is the most likely cause and can be fixed by a certified technician in this field.