CD just sits in unit (display shows icon that it is spinning, I don't know that for sure) and NO SOUND (radio works fine)
ALso, CANNOT change tracks for CD . Pressing the change tracks (up or down) nothing happens. Again those buttons work in the radio mode of operation. Thank you for your response.
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Akai used to produce quality gear. Today in common with lots of premium manufacturers the gear is less repairable and a whole lot more disposable. This is because it is less "engineered" and more designed for cost-effective assembly.
Mechanical switches and potentiometers for instance, add weight and expense to the manufacture and shipping and they wear out or get dirty and don't work - but they can be replaced or cleaned relatively easily. Soft touch controls and electronic switching is cheaper to produce and more pleasing to some buyers but when they go wrong cleaning rarely works and repairs are beyond the usual scope of the hi-fi enthusiast, meaning expensive repair-shop costs. It is worth attempting to clean the switches if there is access and you feel adventurous.
It sounds as though you have nothing to lose. There is a wide selection of switch and electrical cleaners available, some with an added lubricant for mechanical switchgear and potentiometers though for some things a cotton bud or a slip of paper dipped in methylated spirit works well.
the laser lens needs cleaned most likely, you can purchace a cleaning disk, or take the unit apart and used a eyeglasses cloth and very gently wipe the lens clean. the lens will be very small and near the motor that spins the cd. when wiping it off, wipe in one direction only. if that doesnt work then the laser has become weak or has quit working
Amplifier chip/circuit is kaput. Unless you are familiar in fixing electronic equipments better to give it for repairs................sodeep PS. Buying a new one will not be cost effetive unless you need a change!
If you have an amplifier hooked up make sure that the correct blue wire on the harness is connected. One of the wires is the remote amp turn-on, the other is for a power antenna. That would be why your radio plays through your speakers, the power antenna wire' when the source is set to radio, sends a 12 volt signal. That would turn on your amp if thats the way that its hooked up.
sorry mate, looks like cd 5 is damaged goods...... wheter you damaged it or not, can't say....
however, make sure. when you try to play cd, that the cd button, nearest display was pressed as just putting in a cd isn't automatically taking control of the cd function like in other cd players. ( that is to say you have to diliberately select CD mode to play cd's)
if you fancy a load of electronic messing and visits to radio shack i am sure you can repair it if broken,
or a second hand cd unit could be obtained elsewhere on line.