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CD player won't read CD's!

This just started about a week ago with my 2001 Saturn SL1. I put a CD into the player (takes it just fine) it acts like it's reading it, then shows track 0, then spits it back out. Do I need to put a new CD player in? I think I'm going to try one of those lens cleaner discs you can buy from Best Buy.

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I've been told CD players in cars need periodic "blowing out" to remove dust and debris. I would see if someone could do that for you, and you could try the cd head cleaner too.

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

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  • jimh051 Apr 25, 2014

    Does "blowing out" mean directing a stream of compressed air into the slot?

  • jimh051 May 01, 2014

    Hello, is anybody out there?

  • jimh051 May 01, 2014

    Hello, is anybody out there?

  • Di May 01, 2014

    You could try that, or blowing out the dust using a can of compressed air. I had to change my stereo out when it started that.

  • Di May 01, 2014

    Sorry. Yes. Blow the compressed air straight in the slot and see if that helps.

  • jimh051 May 10, 2014

    So, Di, the compressed air fix did not work? Somewhat nullifies your solution.

  • jimh051 May 18, 2014

    I tried the lens cleaner in my Saturn CD player, and it didn't work, so I guess I'll try the compressed air fix. If this fails, anybody know how to remove the unit? My model is a 2001 SL2.



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