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CD's skip Music CD's are beginning to skip on this machine. Is there an adjustment for that?

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Re: CD's skip

Take apart cd assembly and wipe the laser lens with a cotton swab circuling one way and then the other.

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Re: CD's skip

Try using a cleaning disk to clean the lens on the lazer. If that doesn't work, then it may be you have a weak lazer and in that case it's time to replace the lazer assembly (a trip to the shop). Good luck.

Posted on Jan 16, 2007

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