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No Longer Able to Burn at 48x


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I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a CD-RW drive in it. I used to be able to burn music CDs at 48x and now I just get coasters. My computer will recognize the tracks on the CD, but I can't get any device (my computer, stereo, etc) to play sound from these CDs. Usually I just record at a lower speed, but now I have purchased music from Sony with their SonicStage program, and that won't let me record at any speed lower than 48x. I can read all other CDs without any trouble on this drive. I'm working with the SonicStage people to figure out how to record at a lower speed, but I'd like to get my CD-RW drive back to full function. How do I accomplish this?

Thanks! :tazz:
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Have you tried cleaning it.
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Yeah, I tried it. No dice. :tazz: Any other suggestions?

Thanks bunches!
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48X is really far too fast for audio CDs if you want them to be playable on a stereo. However, I appreciate that you said the software won't let you lower this speed.

The only way round this I can see may be to use proper audio CDs (CDAs) instead of data CDs for this purpose. Have you tried using these yet?
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No, I don't have any CDAs. Plus the Sony support people are being dumb - they keep misunderstanding my question. :tazz: (Sorry, just wanted to vent.)

Thanks again! :)
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From what I can tell (from Sony's website about sonicstage), when you click 'Start Record', the Writing Settings box appears which should allow you to set the writing speed. I assume that this doesn't give you the option to lower the speed in your case?

If not, then using CDAs may be your only option.
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