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AIWA CA-DW470 Cassette/CD Boombox, cds have trouble when get to track 8 or more

Someone gave me a cd to use to clean my boombox. I used it. Not sure if that caused a problem or if something else went wrong but after that point, I had trouble playing cds. They play fine until track 8, or 10 or more. When it hits the touble point it gets stuck sometimes or it jumps back other times. I had it into a shop to fix twice but I paid more to fix it now than I would have to reasonably put toward a new one. I can continue using it as is and just listen to part of the cds but I would like it if there was something that could be done to fix the problem. I would also like to know if using a cd to clean machines, really can cause some problems. After using this cleaner my daughter's boombox stopped working and I noticed a short while later (not sure if related) that the Symphonic DVD player that had rarely been used, wasn't working.

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SOURCE: Cassette Player Stopped Working

In all likelihood the Drive belts have snapped. Get them replaced.

Posted on Sep 25, 2006

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SOURCE: Remote not working

You can use any digital camera or camcorder in order to check the remote control. Direct the remote (press any button) in direction of camera lens. If remote works you will see the bright spot on your camera screen. If you need more info please advice.

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SOURCE: Getting a whine from CD player

Have you performed lens cleaning process?

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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SOURCE: CD player on boombox

The laser is dead or damaged. Try swabbing the laser with rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip, then IMMEDIATELY blowing dry with canned air. If this fails, the laser is dead. If it is a Sony KSS-2xx series laser (try to peek in the laser slot to see the decal on it) you can get replacements online. If not, it's junk.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: CD-R Playback Issue

Have the same problem with one of the cd-players in my home. A technics cd-player. Some fo the home-burned cd's work now and then. Sometimes it plays them, sometimes not.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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