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NAD C521i four year old. Usually fails to find cd's When it does tracking and sound is bad.

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I've dealt with this type issue quite a bit.
Believe it or not the drawer belt needs to be changed.
If the drawer isnt drawn all the way into the unit...the disc motor wont spin and ....you get rejected
Also the lens on the laser could be dirty.

Take it to a tech . Try a local stereo store . They should know who's best.

Happy new Years,

Scott

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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