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CD Player won't play one CD but will play all other CDs

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I just got this CD. It's a burned CD. My CD Player can play burned CD's but for some reason it won't play this one. My computer does not read this CD. I tried this CD at a friend's house and it played fine at his house. But my CD player just doesn't play it. What's the reason for that?
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Question by:Salmank
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Itbeme earned 300 total points
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Most CDR will play CD disks from most burners.  The problem is that the head alignment is off just enought not to allow you to play it.  I have 2 burners at home, my friend can play CD's from one but not the other.  It is head alignment.  I would bring it back and get another one.  No way to confirm this issue.  The new one might not work either, my bet it will.
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by:Itbeme
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Also it might have been created in a mulit-setion and your CD ROM will not read it.  Checkout how it was made from who made it if you can.
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by:sinclairj
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It could also depend on the CDROM type, i.e. the brand.  Is your drive a Sony drive?  They have been known to have these problems, at least every Sony drive I've ever had has had this problem at one time or another.


It might also depend on the speed at which the burn was made and the speed of your CDROM.

Do you have an old CDROM, less than 8X?  Was the burn done at 1X, 2X, or 4X?  Some old CDROM drives have trouble reading CD's burned at 4X speeds.
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by:Salmank
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Thanks. I have a 3 year warranty on my player and I will return and get one that can play it.
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by:Itbeme
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The reason most of the CD ROM's made by major manufactures work in just about everything is,  their CDR duplication machines are very large and expensive, plus they are constantly tuning and aligning the heads.  The Sony / plextor / Toshiba drives are of my favorite.  The Sony's I've seen very rarely have problems.  I still have a couple that are about 5 years that work fine.  Different strokes.

Good luck Salmank - Let me know if the new one works.
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