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Old 05-28-09, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My TL cd player wont play burned discs - Anything I can do?

Just got a '99 TL and the cd player works fine with store bought discs, but it will not play anything I have burned from my computer - Is this a common problem and is there anything I can do reletively cheaply and/or short of replacing the whole radio in order to get them to play since just about every cd I have is burned?
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Old 05-30-09, 01:38 AM   #2
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I have the same issue with discs that I burned on my computer. Funny thing though, it will play one that my buddy burned on his computer. I think it is a computer issue i.e. codec, algorithm, etc...not the car stereo.
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Be careful, you'll eventually end up with burnt discs stuck in unit. Mine has 6 in it and will not work..period!

I understood it to be the thickness of non commercial CDs that was the issue.
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Dude, honestly, I would just replace it with an aftermarket. Save yourself a headache.
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burnt cds will work but its the rewritable ones that are thicker and will get stuck. I wouldn't put burnt cds in period though. My ex made me a mixed cd and a week after I bought my tl put it in and broke the stereo.

Eventually Im just gonna go with a double din pioneer stereo with navigation. Theres a guy that makes custom harness to fit them in our cars to make them look stock.
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I had the same problem so I just went out and had a new cd player installed
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what kind? do you have some pics of it installed?
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when u got ur double din pioneer, did you have to change ur bose speakers?
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Use CD-R, not rewritables.
Do NOT use a stick-on labels, they will get jammed in your head unit.
When you burn your CD's, there should be an option for 'burn speed'. Try picking a slower speed (like 2x or 4x). It takes longer, but seems to work better.
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99 TL's have this problem. I use Sony CD's. I Burn the CD's with a Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Program at 4x and DISC at ONCE setting. They will work fine if you do this. CD's burned at a faster rate won't usually work.
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Probably won't play MP3 files/songs. You'll need to burn them as CDMA (or whatever) on the disk. They may work that way.
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Use CD-R, not rewritables.
Do NOT use a stick-on labels, they will get jammed in your head unit.
When you burn your CD's, there should be an option for 'burn speed'. Try picking a slower speed (like 2x or 4x). It takes longer, but seems to work better.
This is correct. The slower the burn speed the more likely it will be able to read them. Also the type/brand of media can make a difference so try different brands.

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Probably won't play MP3 files/songs
It *definitely* won't play MP3s or any other kind of compressed file format. You have to burn it as a standard (Red Book) audio CD.
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FWIW I have not had a problem buring CD-R media with Windows Media Player

Media is Memorex No labels added burnt and loaded and played without issue.

Not sure that will help but it is working for me.

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Oops, I posted this in the wrong stereo thread. Oh well. Anyway, I used the same, windows media on the slow setting and it works fine with Fuji disks. Thanks for the info in this thread!
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I just got my 03 Type S back from the dealership. I unknowingly inserted a burned CD in mine and it got stuck. What a headache! They had my Bose for 2 weeks to get it out and working again. Time for a new headunit.
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