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CD players won't play working discs

I put the disc in and I hear "motor-boating" before it starts to play then it will play for awhile and stop w/error displayed.I figured it was just a cheap CD player so I put the same Disc in my "old reliable" player and it started doing the same. I tried other discs . . . Now "old reliable" is acting like the 1st player, not wanting to play any disc. What do you think ?

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Its just the lens error or the motor getting blocked internally and needs servivicing and cleaning.its possible that both can be faulty.

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The only solution I can thing of for this since you have 2 cd players affected is the following.

Unplug the power to both players leave unplugged for a few minutes. Try another cd in not the one that started the problem just an actual non burned cd. IF it works don't use the first cd again as it is defective. I have seen a damaged cd cause the laser inside to become unaligned if that is the case repair or replace unit.

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It is a mechanically problem in your player .




The rubber thread which should be connected to the motor inside the CD player might have moved from its place.

You need to place the rubber thread to proper place.

Also if the belt is slipping, the mech never gets the "drawer closed" signal, and the disk will not spin.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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