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No Disc error, won't read any CD

I've had this stereo put away in storage a while because it stopped reading CDs. The carousel turns, and the open/close and disc skip work as well. Is this problem with the laser? And if so, can it be replaced? I have experience repairing computers but have never tried to repair a stereo. I miss having this stereo to play my CDs because of the great sound. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Christie Johnson Feb 13, 2007

    Alright, I didn't know they only sold it that way. As much as the list price for the part is, I'd be better off finding a used stereo of the same model, or I might be able to get it repaired for that. I think I'll check ebay for the part or a used working stereo. Thanks for your help ;) If anyone else has any other suggestions I'd appreciate it.

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Hi you can try cleaning the washer that goes against the cd to spin it. They often get glazed and slip against the cd. When it slips the cd does not spin at the correct rpm.

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Another option is to try a lense cleaner CD, or doing it manually.

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Rca does not sell just the laser it sells the base assy. it consistos of the laser & the spindle motor on the metal base. no circuit boards, thoes you will need to remove off of the old one. the list price from rca is $136.10 CDN. replacing the part is not too hard, but take a little time. good luck.

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