20 Most Recent HHB BurnIt CDR830 CD Recorder - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Physically isolate the unit from vibrations while recording as you would a turntable. Mount it on something soft or move it away from the recording environment.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

It's not a mobile device. Don't bump it while recording.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

The input side is the end one adjusts for to ensure good audio capture without distortion.

One it's digital you can play it as loud as you like.

0 dB is the absolute maximum value the Analog-to-Digital-Converter can encode. If "OVER" lights up and stays on more than mometarily you will record a constant maximum level signal with a flat top rather than the nice sinusoidal waveform of real sound. THAT could cause audible distortion at best and severe speaker/amp stress at worst.

Your task is to attempt to set a level that anticipates those loud sounds and leaves a bit of room for the outbursts. CD has so much dynamic range you shouldn't have to worry about losing the signal in the noise floor of the process. Whispering wind and crickets to roaring jet engines on the same recording is possible.

The difficulty in enjoying the entire dynamic range of such a recording is to find an environment that is quiet enough to hear the soft sounds and having speakers capable of reproducing the loudest sounds without adjusting the volume.

There IS another solution. Dynamic compression or peak limiting of the input.


Go on eBay and search for dbx dynamic range compressors. They're available in pro and home-versions.

Some models have both selectable compression and expansion.

I personally own a lot of dbx home audio gear and I recommend it.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

I had this happen a lot on my Pioneer PDR-509, which is pretty much the same machine, when using marginal mongrel-brand CDR's. It's annoying but I have seen nothing to explain or detect it in real time so something can be re-recorded.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

The recorder is writing TOC data to the disc's PMA (Program Memory Area). Never turn off the power while this display is


HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

That's a normal response to an interrupted Finalization.


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.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

The CDR lost track of the information on the disc. This most often happens when the unit is powered off before the disc was ejected. Give the unit about 40 minutes to go through the disc contents and locate the tracks. When the Repair message goes away, then you can finalize the disc.

I hope this helps

Cindy Wells

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010

well " www.tinyurl.com/24slr6o " this is for the manul but see if there is a hole near the tray when you can put a pin to open a door , if there is not you might need to a local tech as cud be a mecanical problem or the belt cud be out .

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on May 09, 2010

So are they always CD-RW?

I have a Pioneer PD509 which is a spittin' image of the HHB CDR830 but tied down to use CD-Audio discs only.

My experiece with Rewriteable Media has been that they don't hold up to multiple uses. I used them to make quick 'n' dirty dubs of cassette audio then worked it into a polished copy with proper track marks and sweetening later for copy over to a CD-RA. After a few passes I'd start getting audible problems when copying off the -RW's, so I routinely just use them about 5 times. With two DVD players and a Blu-Ray I sometimes get through the errors on one of them for one final digital copy and then I can them.

BTW: you may want to try the failing disc in a DVD player. Mine will play through an unfinalized CD but can't cue up to anything. So if the recording is vital you might retrieve it that way. Just remember to pause the Recorder at the end of the last cut you want because the DVD will just crash right into the old data without changing track numbers or any warning.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Mar 04, 2010

Just a guess, but did you ever try to hit the record a second time once you're all set up to start? The first press of the record button places the machine in record/pause mode after it calibrates itself to the disc.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jan 21, 2010

they wear out have it serviced and cleaned

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

A laser beam on most (nor all) machine got a ''fixed'' lifetime. After some periode, the light beam get weaker and problem starts. First step would be to make the head clean, i do it myself with Qtip and alcohol make sure the eye is crystal clear, without any imperfection on it. Some times accessing the carrier is not easy, i'm not a fan of auto cleaning disc anyway. So after 2-3 or 4 years, and normal and hours are done with the machine, its normal that problems appear. Before you ask, its usually not economical to replace and ''tune'' a new laser unit. Also, a dvd recorder with hard drive would be a good investement. Look for brand name like pioneer...

Ciao, Dave.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009

I doubt it. With record level at 0, there would be nothing recorded -- maybe a faint signal, But it would have to be amplified so much to hear it the noise would drown out the program signal.


HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Aug 28, 2009

  • probably there might have occure some error while burning
  • check of the cd has any scratch

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jul 18, 2009

I have the cdr830 service manual - contact me and I'll email you it.

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on May 02, 2009

Put the cd back and press finalize...Wait a minute until finalizing time is displayed...After that press the pause button and it will start finalizing....It will count down until it is finished...

HHB BurnIt... | Answered on Jul 28, 2008

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