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2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/03/2010 8:38 PM

My 2006 Truck F250 Ford Cd player will not read home made burnt Cd's in mp3 or wave format. When one of these burnt Cd's are inserted my Cd players display showes "Bad Cd". Is there anyway around this?

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/03/2010 9:21 PM

It is either a bad data format or your CD player doesn't like to read the home burned CD's . There is a difference in laser light reflection between factory pressed and home burned CD media.

Take a factory made audio CD you own and burn a 1:1 copy on your PC. If the drive plays this copy, it is a file format problem.

If the drive doesn't play the 1:1 direct copy, the disk media is the problem. You could try another brand of blank disks. That occasionally works, but there are no guarantees.

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/04/2010 10:49 PM

Buy a new CD player that supports MP3 & wave file formats or burn in CDA format

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/05/2010 12:03 AM

This may depend on how you nade the CD.

You can copy a .mp3 file or a .wav file to a cd, but a std CD player will probably not read this. Some CD Players do read & play .mp3 files (usually says on the front panel).

However an audio cd is different to both these.

You need to create an audio CD using burning software something like Nero, or NTI CD&DVD Maker.

When you start the program you will select CD (usually have a CD/DVD switch), then you need to select "Create Audio CD".

This then lets you add mp3s or wav files, BUT it writes the info to the CD in "Audio CD" format.

Your Ford should then be very happy (as may you too?)

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/05/2010 6:56 AM

There used to be blank CDs specifically sold for audio file copying. Try finding some of those.

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/05/2010 8:18 AM

Car CD players were just about the last CD players to have mechanics that can read home made CDs in my opinion.....using up the early mechanisms I expect!!.

The reason that home made CDs are harder to read being that the track is far, far thinner.

Check here:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc

You will find the following paragraph:-

ReWritable CD

Main article: CD-RW

CD-RW is a re-recordable medium that uses a metallic alloy instead of a dye. The write laser in this case is used to heat and alter the properties (amorphous vs. crystalline) of the alloy, and hence change its reflectivity. A CD-RW does not have as great a difference in reflectivity as a pressed CD or a CD-R, and so many earlier CD audio players cannot read CD-RW discs, although most later CD audio players and stand-alone DVD players can. CD-RWs follow the Orange Book standard.

If it never read one of these home made CDs, that is the reason.

If it read them at the beginning, then it probably needs careful cleaning.

Another possible cause of the problem is are you burning them in .CDA format (standard audio cd) or MP3 format? Many older car CD players could not play MP3, and if it does not say its MP3 compatible on the unit, then its not!!.....

Change the junk out!!!

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/05/2010 10:57 AM

As stated by others here, make sure you are using an application that burns an audio CD properly -- I happen to be partial to Feurio.

CD Recordables do have a different reflective index from commercially produced audio CDs, making them harder to read by some players. But a player in a 2006 vehicle should handle most CD-Rs fine. Have you tried the same CD in other players -- especially other friends car/truck players? This will tell you whether it's just your player or something about the burned CD. If it plays in most other players, then your player has a problem.

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/05/2010 11:24 AM

Read and verify the manufacturer's specifications for your car CD player. When burning your own CD, make sure that your CD burner can format and will burn the new CD media using the same format as specified for your CD player.

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/09/2010 6:28 AM

I had the same problem with the Philips CD changer in my Vauxhall. I bought a sample pack of CDs that had about 6 different manufacturers disks in it & copied that same audio CD to each make using Nero. The results were very random, I couldn't say there was any difference between makes of disk, sometimes they played OK but not always. The original CDs always played OK.

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/15/2010 1:25 AM

Assuming the disc is recorded in "Audio CD" format (as others have mentioned), you might try a different media. If you are using "CD-R" try "CD+R" discs, or vice-versa.

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

08/15/2010 8:39 AM

Did you mean DVD-R or DVD+R.

As far as I am aware, CDs for writing/burning at home/office are either Rewritable or not, whereas DVDs come in + and - versions and also in Re Writable versions of + and -......

Which equals 4 different types if I conveniently forget DVD RAMS for the moment!!!

There are actually 3 different types of CD, pressed ones, Once only and re-writable.

The problems are that re-writables have very "thin" tracks in comparison to the write once and pressed versions.....this makes it difficult for earlier CD mechanics/Lasers to read......sometimes a particular make works better in some readers than others......

Also, many forget that audio CDs have a completely different format to MP3 CDs and try and read MP3s in a reader designed only for Audio disks......happens at least once a second somewhere on this world!!!

The car industry were that last to allow burnt CDs to work or read MP3s (often both at the same time!!)

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Re: 2006 Ford CD Player Will Not Read Copied CDs

12/16/2010 3:03 AM

It is important to burn CDs at the lowest speed possible to make them compatible with as many CD players as possible. The faster the burn speed the more likely it is the disk will have problems with players. Reproduction houses (places that reproduce CDs in bulk) will not accept an audio CD master that is burned above 2x for this reason.

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