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 Post subject: AW16G cdrom drive dead
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:31 pm 
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Looks like the cdrom drive on my AW16G is finally dead. Its been playing up for a while and after an attempt to "clean" the thing it seems I've probably killed it. I read on here that someone has replaced theirs but this was some years back and the cdrom drive they used (UJDA360) is well old and unavailable. Any help would be much appreciated as this is my only recording medium.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:38 pm 
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bassman101 wrote:
Looks like the cdrom drive on my AW16G is finally dead. Its been playing up for a while and after an attempt to "clean" the thing it seems I've probably killed it. I read on here that someone has replaced theirs but this was some years back and the cdrom drive they used (UJDA360) is well old and unavailable. Any help would be much appreciated as this is my only recording medium.


For that reason i aquired a second G Some time ago. Spare parts ...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:45 pm 
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Ok, so I managed to find a pretty much perfect and hardly used G. This wouldn't burn to CDRW disc either but will read ok from them. Some testing revealed that both machines write to CDR discs without a problem but won't write to CDRW. Yet in the past, I've used just the one CDRW disc over and over. Leads me to the conclusion that the current bunch of CDRW discs I have (VERBATIM) are not as good as other discs I have used in the past - manufacturer unknown. For the time being as CDR discs are so cheap these days I will just use those.

But now, I have 2 AW16-Gs successfully linked together via midi with no latency whatsoever. One I am using just for drums and bass which then leaves me 16 tracks for everything else.

Its a pity these machines don't have any other method of extracting .wav files such as usb. Tascam seem to be the only company still making them but don't seem to include a midi interface.

For now all is hunky-dory.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:55 am 
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The 1600 can export via USB. You could work that model into your midi setup. But one annoying feature is that the 1600 cannot burn a wav to disc. You can import a wav from disc but a wav must go out via USB. There are time when a wav to disc is what is needed. The burner of coarse will burn audio discs of your mixes.

The cdrw option my not be working because of the disc speed.???? I think the G only goes to 8X. Maybe the verbatim discs are looking for a faster drive ??

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:22 am 
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Try slowing the speed down to 4X.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:59 am 
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Thanks Byron, thanks RZ for your advice which I will look into.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:26 am 
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I've used large quantities of TDK's with less than 1% failure.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:32 pm 
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Yep. Got a bunch of TDKs. They seem to work fine even though they are High Speed. Verbatim must have changed their manufacturing process because they used to work ok too.

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