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Sharper Image CD/stereo Model GM807: Unit reads no disc playing original (store bought) discs. It may start playing but stops after a couple of tracks. Trying to get it going again is alomost impossible. How can I fix the lens if cleaning won't help?

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  • ttri Feb 28, 2009

    God I wish I could help because mine started doing the same thing, now it won't even turn! I'm about to throw it against the wall. Actually, when I smacked it, it started working again but only for a few days. Stupid Sharper Image, UH!

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Some models of PIONEER cd players had radio frequency problems that caused them to work on and off. Are you near any radio or braodcast towers? Poorly shielded power supplies cause this as well. A weak laser diode in the pick-up assembly in model runs could be the problem. You might want to Google the model number and see if this is common for these units.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

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Hi,

The first thing i would suggest you to do is a hard reset by unpluging the the player for 30min and then try again.

If this does not solve your problem then please see if the player tries to read the disc.
Load a disc and listen.Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.

It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track.

If the problem does not get solved then you have to get it repaired.

Goodluck..
Please don't forget to rate the solution.

Posted on May 01, 2008

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Try restarting the whole equipment and see if devices pair together fine on startup.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Do not restart them with the button, that won't reset settings, unplug everything from power for 5 minutes and plug them back.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Change the spin motor disc

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