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CD Player My 12 year old Magnavox CD Player will not play the CD stored in it.  The screen has DEF displayed.  What does that mean?  How do I fix it?  How do I get my seven CDs out?  Thanks

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  • vpwelsh Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks, but I have done this a number of times.

  • vpwelsh Nov 10, 2008

    The solution from Thafa does not answer my questions.  What the heck is a lens?

  • vpwelsh Nov 10, 2008

    Solution by rush2robby.  What is a sleep?

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From what I can see, two things needs to be tried, 1 get the cd's out & 2 try to get the system to play cd's in the future.

first take the unit apart making sure tht it is unplugged from the mains, before you start. most of these types of systems are a bit fiddely so make a mentle note of what goes where, you clearly are aiming for the cd draw, I should be quite straight forward but be very careful that you don't tug any connections away for the boards.
once you get to the cd tray you may be able to look at the mechanics toactually see what the physical problem is with the draw, ie broken drive belt etc. repair if you can (easier said than done in some cases)

to clean the lense the link below shows a lense from a Playstation 2

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.steveselectronics.biz/products/cd-lenses/images/PS2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.steveselectronics.biz/products/cd-lenses/sony/sony-cd-lenses.html&h=190&w=345&sz=14&hl=en&start=14&usg=__ISw9e64VyAU04E8mfsivGaXI-0c=&tbnid=AgO2CODAQzIW-M:&tbnh=66&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dps2%2Bcd%2Blense%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

it's the blue glass bit shown in the image on the far left hand side. either try and clean with a lint free cloth or just give it a good blow. or physically remove any lint or obstruction that you can see.
then reassemble the unit.

if it still does not play CD's then at least you will have retrived your cd's.

hope this has helped in some way.

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Its the problem of the lens which reads the cd which you insert in the player.if that lens has got dust on it or any moisture collected on it due to humidity problem then also it shows same error. if the lens is faulty changing the lens is the only option.but for dust or moisture cleaning the lens with a moist tissue will help.for the cd stuck it you can open the screws on the back side of the device and remove the front cover and proceed further from there and that stuck cd can be removed.also get your cd checked in some other device and confirm if it is working properly or not.if the cd is faulty then also it shows this message.
thanks.

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  • mmechanics Nov 10, 2008

    How to Clean the Laser Pickup Lens on your CD Player


     If you need to clean the laser pickup lens on a CD player, follow these simple steps.

    Purchase or borrow a lens cleaner disc and try it first. You can find these things really cheap at any large department store. They usually get the job done well. However, you may need to clean the lens manually if the store-bought cleaner fails.



    Remove the outer casing of the CD player. Remove the screws that mount the top casing onto the bottom of the CD player and slide the top casing off. This will expose the CD deck, which houses the laser pickup lens.



    Find the lens. The lens will be glass and under the CD clamp. The lens will probably have a blue tint to it. If you are having trouble finding the lens, you could shine a light on the components and watch for the reflection.



    Use a cotton swab and some isopropyl alcohol to gently wipe the lens. Just a quick scrub will do. Dry the laser pickup lens with the other end of the swab.



    Give the lens a few seconds to dry and replace the covering of the CD player. Test the efficiency of the player. If necessary, repeat the process

  • mmechanics Nov 11, 2008

    tell us taht till where have you reached in solving your problem .so from there we can continue helping you further to resolve your problem.
    thanks.

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Hi you seen by changing other cd"s

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Your cd player having err in the ejecting belt you need to replace it, a simple way out to remove cd from cd player,  Give a small sleep upside to your cd player then cd comes back, and then try again    

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    sorry it is not sleep its slap


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Hi

clean the lens and then check it..

If its not work means...


Check whether ur player is read the disk.

If its ok means then u need change the lens..

If its not read the disk means then their is a problem in circuit board..

Thank you

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  • Thafa Nov 11, 2008

    Hi

    Sorry for my previous solution..I thought cd is not detecting...

    when the cd rack(door) is hanged means ..

    U want to check the motor when motor fails the cd rack will not operate..

    If motor is ok means then u want to check the belt and the gear system..

    Thank you


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First try to unplug the power source of the unit for 5-10 minutes. Then when you plug it back in, hold the power button for about 10 seconds. Now try to eject the CD. Or try to play it again.

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