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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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  • jim425 Jan 02, 2009

    I also have the FS-G5 CD shelf system and yes, as many have noted it's the CD player that dies. I can offer more info or a clue if that helps. Mine does not spin the disk at all. The CD label position has not changed after it attempts to read, fails, and then ejected. I've tried this many times. I can hear the laser mechanism squealing as it trys to see something but it seems to me that the spindle drive is dead so there's no disc rotation. That's my take. The laser is probably OK.

  • lawrence2840 Mar 13, 2009

    won't play cd's. Shows error code 162, than just says reading.

  • mandakay84 Mar 22, 2009

    Exact same problem with this model.   It says "No Disc" when there is a disc :( .  I'm trying to find the box and/or manual it came with, does anyone know if this model (FS-G5) comes with a warranty?



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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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