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Harreh

Can't burn CD's anymore

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I've been using ImgBurn to create and burn Audio CD's. I've been making loads of them and suddenly I can no longer do so.

ImgBurn spends ages at the Writing LeadIn section, whilst my burner vibrates tremendously loudly. Eventually it gets to the verify stage and says "Error: The layouts do not match!". I then discover that the CD is still blank. Sometimes, but more rarely, it will burn something but windows won't be able to read it.

I have encountered this issue before but usually trying again eventually works.

I'm under the impression that it's my burner that's broken as I have tried other software to no success.

Or does it not like the CD-R's I'm using?

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Did you try Windows Media player to burn an Audio disc?

Or the Nero trial.

If it doesn't work on any of these, might be your CDR-ROM dying.

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Yes, like Shadowzz posted, I think you might need a new burner/writer

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Hi Harreh,

Please take the following steps to resolve your problem:

  1. Try burning with another application. (Hint:give windows media player or the built in windows cd burner)
  2. Try another CD-R. (Hint: also try another brand of CD as well)
  3. Try cleaning out the eye of the drive (Hint:use one of those cleaning discs with the guy with the sexy voice)
  4. Try taking your drive out of your computer and taking it apart and cleaning the eye with a q-tip (Hint:put the drive back into the computer when you're done)
  5. Try taking the drive out and beating it with a long sausage (Hint: use ones from the deli that have past shelf life for a major discount or even free)
  6. Try taking it for a spin around the block (Hint:place it in a microwave for about 15 minutes)
  7. Try taking it for a drive (Hint:rent a big mean dualie truck or get a BIGFOOT MONSTER TRUCK and run it over)
  8. Try taking it to the next level (Hint:pack some heat)

If the above steps do not work then you're screwed.

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Try taking the drive out and beating it with a long sausage (Hint: use ones from the deli that have past shelf life for a major discount or even free)

ROFL!! :laugh:

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I have salvaged two optical drives from old broken laptops. It's quite a tricky operation to do it neatly and properly.

The front panel with the keyboard needs to be removed, but is attached to the motherboard with very short wires. There is a whole manner of hidden screws and catches and whatnot.

One of the drives is slot loaded and should work. The other is tray loaded but does not open when you put a pin in the hole to release the catch

I have tried CDBurnerXP and after 7 minutes it gives an error suggesting the inserted media is not compatible or of poor quality. The disc is left blank.

The discs I'm using are TDK brand.

Foobar says: "Audio CD burning process failed: Recorder command timeout (0xC0AA020D)"

Got about 60 audio CD's burnt with this burner and now it's decided to pack it in...

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I found a TDK CD-R Audio disc lying around. This time, it managed to burn it but got stuck on the verify stage. I aborted it and playing the tracks in Foobar shows loads of glitches. They're all there, along with all the CD-TEXT. But clearly this disc is unusable.

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After successfully burning 60 discs, I'll call the cops and let them know there's a pirate on neowin :p

sounds like it might be done dude, sorry

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I am just creating a collection of music to play on CDJ-1000's ;)

Anyway I will likely get a USB drive and use my Mum's laptop for now.

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