Top 20 HHB BurnIt CDR830 CD Recorder Questions & Answers

I can only assume that it's not changing the analogue signal into a format suitable for transferring to a CD. Check the recording settings. Make certain the signal is being converted to say a WAV format or MP3 etc.

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Either contact hhb or look on E bay. Universal remotes usually do not have enough of the functions required to finalize discs and such.

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You have to have the proper dics, One that is for recording music, Not the ones for burning music off of the computer, They will not work, In a (CD) Recorder/

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If it's always around the same physical location on a given CD it would have to be a physical problem with the transport, not the lens.

Esoteric but comprehensive advice....

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If you are recording from a DIGITAL input like the OPTICAL or DIGITAL COAXIAL and their is no signal, or if it is a 'non-copyable' copy of a digital copy (from a mini-disc or protected audio CD-R) you will see this. You need to record using ANALOG inputs, then you won't have this DIN UNLOCK problem using analog. Double check your digital connections and make sure your digital source is set to 'play' and see if the DIN Unlock goes off. Otherwise, use analog reocrding only.

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I can't speak to the hardware issues that might be at play here but I would advise you to retain the 'bad' recordings. I've copied unfinalized CD's from an old DVD player. It will read the CD but you won't be able to manuever around the tracks. As I recall, the track marks will still be there.

I don't know what you mean by 'maximum fidelity'. The CDR records at the CD standard of 44.1kHz. Digital is all ones and nones. Just data. If it is written correctly or with tolerable errors the ADC of the player (ANY player) turns it all into music.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Press Finalize, then after it displays a time like 4:04, press Pause. It will count down while finalizing. Press STOP to cancel.

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your model will not connect to the internet.

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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

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

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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.

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well " " 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 .

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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.

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they wear out have it serviced and cleaned

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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.

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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.

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