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My 10 year old cd se2 has been good, but lately it has

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My 10 year old cd se2 has been good, but lately it has refused to finalize freshly recorded CDs. Is there degradation of some Cds with age? Is there an adjustment issue in recorder/? Are CDs from some vendors questionable with age? My CDs are at least 5 years old. Is there need to "clean" recording head? Is there repair place near me? (Chicago suburb)

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I have Roland recorder, and try to play CDs on Sony player, but it displays "no disk" for disk that cannot be finalized.

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I use regular CDs and CDs labeled for music, interchangeably. Finalize fails for all. Recorder also refuses to load CD contents into memory card so I could duplicate CD. I can play this CD to listen, but only in the recorder.

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Electronics Technician: Pete, Engineer replied 3 months ago
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Engineer replied 3 months ago

It may be that the CDs are degraded or faulty, or that there is some contamination on the lens inside the recorder preventing the discs from being finalized.

You can try running a cleaning disc inside the recorder to see if that helps.

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