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Trying to copy 1cd to another it will start after about 1 or

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trying to copy 1cd to another it will start after about 1 or 2 songs it will stop then pma writing pops up when i try to continue pma pops up again my modle#is rcd-w500c/w100 please help me out
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your question today.
The PMA (Program Memory Area) of the re-writable CD is a record of the data recorded on an unfinished or unfinalized disc.
PMA records may contain information on up to 99 audio tracks and their start and stop times.
If you are getting the PMA error on all discs, then try using a different brand of discs. If the problem persists then the CD recorder itself may have a fault - you can try running a cleaning disc in it first in case all that is required is to remove some dust from the optical lens so that it can better read the PMA data.
You can get a cleaning disc from most computer shops or from Amazon: