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Player will not recognize that there is a cd in it.

I load a CD in the player and try to play it, but the player says NO DISC....and that's it. Any ideas ?? Is the laser eye fouled up/dirty maybe ?

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Re: player will not recognize that there is a cd in it.

Yeppers. the first thing to do would be to use a lens cleaning disc to see if that will help. if not take the top off the unit and clean the lens manually with a damped cotton swab and slowly with little pressure move the cotton swab in a circular motion then turen around to the dry side of the swab and do the same as before and try thge unit. if that doesnt work, then the laser, tracking/focus offsets/gains could need alighnment or the slider is not working or the spindle motor circuit is not working. Im afrad these repairs would not be for the untrained peron, as you need special test equipment to troubleshoot these problems and also may not be worth taking into a repair shop. Good Luck

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