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Cleaning with what-a cleaning CD? If so, she's most likely toast now, sorry :o(
E20 is a read error...could be bad media (ie CD format like from your PC). Otherwise, unplug the changer and plug back in.
Good Luck

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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Have an error code "e20" coming across my cd player when i try to play a cd...


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When you reinstall the CD player it should play all of your CDs

ALSO be sure to disconnect the negative in the battery before removing any electric devices to prevent short circuiting. And only reconnect it after you have reinstalled the CD player.

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My cd reads e20 wont play tried cleaning same problem pont gfand am gt


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Hi try a known good CD if E20 still comes up then there is an internial lazer problem not being able to read the disc

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