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Boombox not used for several months. Pulled out to use. There is a humming in the background when playing tape deck but no humming when playing CD. I unplugged power cord and tried playing on batteries. Plays fine, no humming on batteries. I changed tapes and CD problem still exists when using power cord on tape deck.

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SOURCE: Boombox won't play most CDs

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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There are a couple of belts inside this unit that most likely need to be replaced. Unfortunately this is not the easiest unit in terms of access. I would not suggest an attempt to replace the belts yourself if you have no experience with that sort of thing. The belts should not cost more than $10 total. Check in your area for a service shop that handles audio gear. The total repair cost for this should not exceed $75.

Dan

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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