I purchased a TDK 4800B and a spool of 40x Fuji (TY) blanks a few months ago. As long as I set Nero's maximum burn speed to 40x, I had excellent results with both audio and data CDRs.
Unfortunately, it looks like my luck has run out. Over the past few weeks, I have thrown away about twenty discs because they will not play in my home CD player (Nakamichi MB-10). The discs I burned a few months ago still play fine, so I don't suspect it's a problem with my CD player. I just purchased a spool of 48x TDK (Ritek) blanks, and they are yielding the same results. I also tried Burnatonce, but it did not improve my situation.
It seems like my CD player cannot find the gaps between audio tracks when I jump from song to song. In some cases it will finally play the song, but it usually just hangs. It even happens on the very first track on the disc, on the last few I've burned. Reducing the burn speed improves the situation, but it still takes a few seconds for my CD player to react when I advance tracks. Again, my older CDRs work perfectly.
Has my 4800B already run out of gas? Are there any tools you can recommend to further diagnose the problem? Or, should I start scanning the "Hot Deals" forum for a new burner?
Thanks in advance for any advice.