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My Sony CD Player Won't Play

I bought this Sony CD Player in 1990. It has rarely been used. I had a friend clean it because it was skipping on the disc. After he cleaned it it won't play. I get a "no disc" prompt after it has searched for a CD to play while all 5 CDs are in there. Is this something easily fixed or should I just junk it and buy a new one for $50.00? If I could fix it myself with an easy fix suggestion from you, I would do it, but I don't feel it is worth paying someone.

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  • Rob getz Nov 08, 2012

    The lazer is not reading the info off of the disc anymore, To replace the lazer is verry costly, look for a different disc player, It will cost you less,

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Before yo junk it try this procedure.

1. try to used cd lens cleaner.
2. if no helped try to manually clean the lens,
3. open the cover.
4. power on the unit.
5. push eject button.
6. after eject then power it off.
7. you can now access the lens, try to clean the lens using cotton buds and small amount of alcohol then wipe it out or you can used microfiber cloth.

Hope it helps please rate my answer.

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

  • Rob getz Nov 08, 2012

    If you looked closed, He said a friend of his used a lens cleaner on it, End it still wopuld not play, Read peoples (Questions) closer before you jump the gun with a answer,

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I got a free one of these from my work...well that is because it was having the same problem and they didn't want to mess with it haha. Sooo...I brought it home..thinking i could just buy a cd cleaner kit and clean the dirty lens..which is what normally causes these problems. To my dismay this didn't work (later found that the lens is a good half inch away from the disc)..so i decided to open the bad boy up (hey I got it for free...no harm crackin it open :-) ) After hitting the lens with a can of air..I tried again...no go. And just so you all know...this player runs vertically..not horizontally. I want to know how does the player read? the lens in stationary. All other players i have seen the lens moves up and down. I'm thinking it might have something to do with that. I gave up on cleaning it and started doing some searches..this was the only forum that was somewhat helpful. I agree with Silverscreen. When i watch the cd's playing the disc wobbles SLIGHTLY up and down. I think the rear stand-alone wheel is a bit too loose. ..The amount it wobbles is hardly noticed but is the only thing i see out of the ordinary.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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If you trust yourself enough to open the case w/o breaking stuff, then open it up UNPLUGGED, locate the laser lens (small,clear,plastic) gently clean the lens with a swab of lens cleaner for glasses.
Also clean the chrome runners that the laser assembly tracks on.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Take the small back cover off and take some electrical grade contact cleaner and spray all around the lens area, that worked for me.

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Those CD cleaners rarely work. They are nothing but small brushes on a plastic CD. Unless the problem is loose dust, they won't work. Try carefully opening up the unit and cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. If that does not resolve the problem, post the model number and I'll provide the replacement optics part number and cost. Some units have replacement optics that cost less than $15. Dan

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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If your CD player has been working for many hours and cleaning the lens didn't help, then the next thing to do is changing the spindle motor (the one that spins the disc), since the brushes and the commutator get dirty/oxydized with many hours of performance.

The motor can also be cleaned, but it's kinda complicated and delicate to do it, so you might want to change it instead.

The same holds for the slide motor (the motor that changes the position of the laser pickup).

To clean the motor you need to desolder/remove it and open it up (you need to bend out the clamped parts on the motor housing to release the cover - also, mark the position of the cover so you can put it back in place in the same position as it was prior to opening it - some motors have an indentation so that the cover fits in place in only one position).

Then you need to remove the cover (this is a delicate procedure as you can easily damage the brushes).

You can clean the brushes and the commutator using a long pointed scalpel - gently scrub away the brownish/black residues on both the brushes and the commutator.

Now you need to put the motor back together, taking care not to damage the brushes when you put the cover back in place (kinda tricky but it can be done).

After closing it, see if it runs smoothly, you may want to try and run it on some 3 volts - it must run quite silently, with no more than a gentle humming sound.

If it runs ok, you should use a tiny flat screwdriver and a small hammer to bend the housing edge back onto the cover to fix it in place (basically, you need to rehammer back in the clamps that held the cover in place, this is also a bit tricky and delicate thing to do).

Now reinstall/resolder the motor back in place (motors on some brands/models can be worked without removing them).

Well, i've just told you how i repaired quite some CD drives which were virtually dead, i'm actually still using a yamaha which is more than 15 years old (i myself have been using it for at least 10 years now), i got it as a scrap piece, it returned to life after the above described procedure and it actually works perfectly up to date.

Anyway, i guess the easy way is to simply replace the motors (they need to have the same axis dimensions and mount holes as the original ones, also they need to run on the same voltage - things to keep in mind when you are looking for new motors).

Hope you can get it working...

good luck

3rq8 (Triarcuate)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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