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Why Don't All The Discs Work?


susanw@wi.rr.com
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Hello,

I'm new to burning CD's and have run into a mystery. Hope someone can help. Because I hadn't burned any CD's before, I took the cheapest CD's I had to experiment on. They recorded without problems and work beautifully in my car and boom box. So then, I decided to use my expensive CD's. None of them work and I've tried two major brands, including the same brand as my CD burner. They appear to record O.K. and I get the message on screen saying that they have been successfully completed. When I look at the "burned" side of the disk, you can see where something was recorded, but they won't play. They won't play on my computer drive, the car,or the boom box. At first I thought there was a problem with my burner, so I tried burning some of the cheap disks again as a test....and they came out perfect. Does anyone have an idea of what is going on and how I can solve it? (I don't think I can even find the cheap disks anymore....they don't even have a brand name on them.)

Thanks in advance,

Sue

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Hello,

I'm new to burning CD's and have run into a mystery. Hope someone can help. Because I hadn't burned any CD's before, I took the cheapest CD's I had to experiment on. They recorded without problems and work beautifully in my car and boom box. So then, I decided to use my expensive CD's. None of them work and I've tried two major brands, including the same brand as my CD burner. They appear to record O.K. and I get the message on screen saying that they have been successfully completed. When I look at the "burned" side of the disk, you can see where something was recorded, but they won't play. They won't play on my computer drive, the car,or the boom box. At first I thought there was a problem with my burner, so I tried burning some of the cheap disks again as a test....and they came out perfect. Does anyone have an idea of what is going on and how I can solve it? (I don't think I can even find the cheap disks anymore....they don't even have a brand name on them.)

Thanks in advance,

Sue

 

What is the brand of the ones that don't work? Use the CDs that you know work for you.

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What is the brand of the ones that don't work? Use the CDs that you know work for you.

Ironically, the Memorex don't work and I have Memorex burner. Also not working--Imation and Smart Buy.

 

There are no brand names or identifying marks on the ones that work. They are from a spindle of 50 that I got for $2.00 after a rebate. So, I wouldn't even know what to buy.

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Keep in mind there are 30 some programs in the Roxio Creator 2010 Suite…

 

We don’t have any idea which one you used or what settings you might have selected???

 

Just a WAG, you picked Audio CD for the ones that worked and MP3 disc for the ones that didn’t.

 

I was using the simple...copy cd. I didn't change any settings.

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Thanks so much. I'm going to start with the first link and work my way down. I'm the type of person who likes to know "why" something works (or doesn't) and these seem to do just that. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Sue

 

Good article here (link)..

 

I know that we are talking about CDs here but for DVDs, the most recommended media on this forum is Verbatim or JVC-Taiyo Yuden. The JVC-TY are available on line. The most issues seem to come with Memorex. I figure if some manufacturers make good DVDs, they probabably make good CDs. Not necessarily etched in stone. Unfortunately, some brands are from different sources so you can never be sure. (not necessarily the rule). Most articles are dated.

 

Google for other articles. There are a lot on DVD but not much on CDs.

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Thanks so much. I'm going to start with the first link and work my way down. I'm the type of person who likes to know "why" something works (or doesn't) and these seem to do just that. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Sue

 

You defiantly need to download the free trial # 3 in my signature and have a read around # 4 in my signature. Opti Drive Control replaced CDDVDSpeed.

 

Then run the disc info and quality check.

 

Not every drive works with Opti Drive Control.

 

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The ones that don't work say: No disc

 

I can see why they don't play! :lol:

 

Tell us what Opti Drive Control says about the disc's that don't work?

 

TechSmith has a free trial of Snagit software, what I use to make screen captures and post them here.

 

http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/

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Good article here (link)..

 

I know that we are talking about CDs here but for DVDs, the most recommended media on this forum is Verbatim or JVC-Taiyo Yuden. The JVC-TY are available on line. The most issues seem to come with Memorex. I figure if some manufacturers make good DVDs, they probabably make good CDs. Not necessarily etched in stone. Unfortunately, some brands are from different sources so you can never be sure. (not necessarily the rule). Most articles are dated.

 

Google for other articles. There are a lot on DVD but not much on CDs.

 

I'll advocate for Verbatim and JVC/Taiyo-Yuden CDs as well, since I was using those well before recordable DVD's came along. As for not-recommended media, Memorex CDs have long been in that category.

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Good article here (link)..

 

I know that we are talking about CDs here but for DVDs, the most recommended media on this forum is Verbatim or JVC-Taiyo Yuden. The JVC-TY are available on line. The most issues seem to come with Memorex. I figure if some manufacturers make good DVDs, they probabably make good CDs. Not necessarily etched in stone. Unfortunately, some brands are from different sources so you can never be sure. (not necessarily the rule). Most articles are dated.

 

Google for other articles. There are a lot on DVD but not much on CDs.

 

 

I'll advocate for Verbatim and JVC/Taiyo-Yuden CDs as well, since I was using those well before recordable DVD's came along. As for not-recommended media, Memorex CDs have long been in that category.

 

 

Just remember the brand name means absolutely nothing!

 

What a disc info tool tells you is what you can go by unfortunately you can't do that until after you buy the disc's.

 

Then there are fake Manufacture MID's ( media ID) but here in the States we don't see much of that.

 

Here are two Verbatim CD-R disc's, one a Verbatim Branded top logo the other a Verbatim Branded LightScribe Color Background.

 

After we look at them in CD-DVD Speed, disc info, they are both made by Moser Baer a company based in India!

 

:o Moser Baer is the world's 2nd largest optical storage media manufacturer and supplies to the world's top dozen brands. They now make CD-R's for Memorex (2004, 2007–2008), TDK (2004, 2006), Verbatim (2006-) and Agfa-Gevaert (2008-). They used to make CD-R's for Imation (2004–2006) and Staples (2003–2006). The company was founded in New Delhi in 1983. 75% of its revenue comes from exports. Although most of that is from OEM products.[1] Their product range includes floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs. :o

 

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But the Verbatim's will still be flawless because of the Quality Control process they encorperate... ;)

 

Sony is similar, never had a bad one, yet they don't make any discs...

 

 

That is a bunch of B.S.

 

There is no such thing as flawless media!

 

Just how many PI Errors, PI Failures, and PO Failures.

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No disc is flawless, regardless of what quality control measures they incorporate.

 

All discs have errors when made, and more errors when burned, it's the nature of the beast. People who don't understand that, think error graphs are meaningless "squiggles".

 

Usually Verbatims tend to be fairly good quality, is about the best you can really say.

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