Perhaps try deepburner free CD burner. Download it and install the software and try burning a CD. The Magicspin CD burner does not require the burning software included with the unit to burn CDs or work properly for that matter. Try Deepburner free. It could be the player is defective if it will not burn CDs.
Click on the Free 1.9 downlaod link, download and install.http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download