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Boombox won't play most CDs

My brand new boombox won't play most of my daughter's new CDs. The power works, they spin, and the window just posts "read" and won't do anything else. Ironically, old CDs from the library, which are more likely scratched and dirty, play fine. Help!

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  • Pam Stout Apr 01, 2007

    The cds that won't play are purchased directly from the store, so they aren't self-recorded MP3s.

    Also, this boom box is supposed to play MP3 disks; that's why I purchased this one!

    Very frustrating.



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Hi there , heres a simple case of the recording format on the cds , its likely that your daughter's cds are recorded on a computer in a format probably mp3 or higher speed thats not compartible with your boom box . The solution to this is to record your cds in Normal format , and they will surely play !

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