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Tracking issues with SONY XAV60

This unit has been working flawlessly for about 6 months and recently I've been getting some strange tracking behavior. I am playing mp3 audiobook discs and after I've started into a track and play it for a while and then shut off the car, the unit no longer remembers where I was within the track. It starts back up on the correct track, but back at the beginning of the track, If I fast forward into the track to get where I was the track clock moves forward, but when I release the FF button the track starts playing back at the beginning of the track. Weirder still is that the track clock remains where I fast forwarded to, yet the audio is definitely from the beginning of the track. The unit also seems to take a lot longer to start playing a disc than it used to. I know that this unit does start very slow, but what I'm seeing is a much slower response than before - like even up to 5 minutes before it finds its place and begins to play. Would cleaning the laser solve this or is there some other issue?

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If you smoke or it is dusty in the car, cleaning the laser lens may help. At any rate, if you are careful, cleaning the lens won't harm anything.

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