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I get a ERROR 1 code on my audi Bose symphony radio. The CD player will not work. The tech bulletin dated 9/16/04 has a notice that says clean the disk. If that doesn't work, it says replace the radio! Is there anyway this can be fixed w/o replacing the radio?

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You could try a laser lens cleaner (the one that looks like a CD with little brushes on it) to see if that'll do it. There's no guarantee that the problem is with the laser eye though. If it is (such as just being dirty or dusty) then this may do it. If not though, that error code may indicate a more permanent failure of the head unit.

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i had same problem with 01 a4 bought from arnold clark .kicked up a fuss and they got it repaired for me, this was nearly 2yrs ago and it's been perfect since so i would say all you need is good audio engineer. by the way audi also told me the radio needed replaced

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