Turntable cover, Maintenance, About cd-r and cd-rw discs – Teac GF-550 User Manual
Page 9: Finalizing
< If a disc becomes dirty, wipe its surface radially from the center
hole outward towards the outer edge with a soft, dry cloth.
< Never clean discs using chemicals such as record sprays, antistatic
sprays and fluids and thinners. Such chemicals will do irreparable
damage to the disc’s plastic surface.
If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling of a CD-R or
CD-RW disc, read the precautions supplied with the disc or contact
the disc manufacturer.
About CD-R and CD-RW discs
CD-R discs can be recorded once only. Once they have been used
for recording, they cannot be erased or re-recorded.
However, if space is available on the disc (and the disc has not
been finalized), additional material can be recorded.
By contrast, a CD-RW disc can be used in much the same way as a
CD-R disc, but the last track or tracks recorded can be erased, and
the space on the disc can be re-used for other recordings.
However, you should note that an audio CD created using a
CD-RW disc may not play back satisfactorily on every audio CD
CD-R, by contrast, may be played satisfactorily on the majority of
audio CD players.
Although audio data may be written on a CD-R or CD-RW disc, a
standard CD player will not be able to play back the audio until a
final table of contents (TOC) has been written at the start of the
The process of writing this table of contents is known as
“finalizing”. Once this has been done, no further data can be
written to the disc.
Note that a CD-RW disc that has been finalized can be
“unfinalized”. This allows further tracks to be recorded to the disc,
provided that there is space on the disc.
< Repeat, shuffle and programmed playback do not work with
unfinalized (NO TOC) discs.
In this manual, we use the term “recordable” disc to describe a
CD-R or CD-RW disc that has not been finalized, and has enough
space to record.
If a CD-RW disc for High speed (4X or more) is recorded with this
unit, the disc may not be able to be played back by some other
1 Lift the turntable cover all the way up until it stops.
2. Lower the cover slowly until the latch engages.
3. The cover will now stay open. If the latch does not engage,
repeat these steps again.
1. Lift the cover all the way up until it stops.
2. The latch should disengage and you may now slowly lower the
3. Make sure you grasp the cover by the edges to avoid pinching
your fingers as it closes.