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CD player does not work

The system was bought about 2 weeks ago and the CD failed to work out of the sealed box. This is not an as-is or display system.

The CD drive does not display the available tracks on a CD and does not play the CD.

I made this one-time observation.
While a CD was in the drive, I checked out the other devices -- Radio, Tape Drive, Turntable. While switching back and forth between devices, I noticed that at one point that the dispay showed the CD track numbers. I then got the CD to play. Also, CD FF, FR, Pause/Play selections worked. Elation!!!!After playing several tracks I stopped the CD to start from scratch; remove and insert the CD but it never worked again. I tried different CDs, jiggled the selector knob, waited minutes for the track display -- no deal.

I hope you can guide me to a fix. I am handy with tools.
Emerson advised me to get another system from the merchant. But the merchant (Boscov's) is closing the store and all sales are final -- no exchanges, no returns. I have no problem with that policy, but I should be entitled to a working product. My alternative is to send the system to Emerson but I am not (yet) ready to spend approx. $50.- round trip UPS fees.

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10/6/08 Update.
Solved the problem myself.
Repositioned the printed circuit board with the CD Drawer open/close limit switch.
I suspect that the board shifted during shipping and failed to trigger the closed drawer position.
Player is now working.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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