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CD Player will not read ANY CD's, in ANY tray or any type (stamped, CDR, MP3, etc)

I've had this thing for 2 days - the CD player failed on the first day and would fail on reading CDs. It did not matter what type, whethere they were CDR, standard MP3. They would load normally, you could hear them spin up, the dipslay would show "reading" and then would time out with "no disk." Apparently this is a very common problem with this model. Customer service was rude and not helpful. I was able to resurrect it to play CD's for an hour or two after leaving it unplugged for a while, but this technique doesn't work anymore. See the following link to Amazon to see the # of complaints with the same problem: Does anyone know if there is a specific part that will solve this problem? Is this a design defect and any repair will only last a short time? Thanks, David

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My brother took the cover off and fixed the ground wire. Thank God it works fine!

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Re: CD Player will not read ANY CD's, in ANY tray or any...

If cleaning the laser lens with a cleaning disk doesn't help, then it may be time to take it back and get a refund. Good luck.

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3. try using lower then 40X blank CDs.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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