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CDs skip on normal playback

I've had this on going issue where CDs are starting to skip on playback. Manifests as a brief 3-4 second pause. This occurs on both CDs and CD-Rs - there is no consistent pattern; the skips occur at different spots on the CD at different times. At times it is frequent and irritating enough to stop play; other times it may occur only once (or even not at all). It seems to occur more when unit is first powered on, although this isn't always the case. Coule this be an issue of laser alignment? Is it a reasonable fix? Or, should I start looking for another unit?

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Hi, the most probable cause for this is the lasers light output falling off as it ages. Sometimes you can temporarly improve this by cleaning the laser lens with some alcohol. However the only real solution is to replace the laser.

If you are confident taking stuff apart you may be able to do this yourself. Almost all modern laser assemblies come fully calibrated so all you need to do is take the old on out and fit the new one.

The lasers often have the part number on the side of them. You can get spares from CPC in the UK. But a search for the part number should find you a spares supplier wherever you are.

Regards, Andrew

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Hello

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There is a very cheap method of solving this problem.
Just go to any cd shop and buy yourself a decent laser lens cleaner disc, follow the instructions and you should be set.

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