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CD not reading CDs

When we place CDs in and close it you can hear it running. The display says "reading" for a long time and then we get "no disc" and the changer continues to spin and read each CD space. Is the problem the eye not being able to read? The CDs we are using are the same that ran in the stereo previously. If the problem is the eye is this expensive and can it be replaced by us and if so where would we get the part? The system is 1 1/2 years old and was a Christmas present for my 16 year old son and I feel terrible that it is not working properly. I greatly appreciate any and all help! Thank you!!

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  • Tomika Wallen May 25, 2007

    Yes, the we have the same problem regardless if there is one CD or three.
    Thank you!

  • J Nett Nov 12, 2007

    Same as described byt he others, it won't read any discs. It's beent his way for a long time and I haven't been able to find a solution yet.

  • atva Jan 17, 2008

    I too have same problem. Does not read CD's.

  • rpmdesigns Feb 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. The stereo is not reading the CDs because the CDs are no spinning. I highly suspect the motor that is supposed to spin the CDs has run is course and quit working. I opened up my stereo and confirmed this. The first CD that you insert will not spin so the stereo thinks that there is no CD on that slot. The stereo will then rotate the tray and try to read the next CD (whether or not there is a disc inserted) and then to the third CD. Then all you get is NO DISC on the display until you open the tray, close it again, and everything repeats all over again. Does anyone remember how long the warranty is on this stereo? I bought mine in January 2005, so it is just over 3 years old.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    My mother has this problem and asked me to fix it. Has anyone been able to fix this problem?

  • 1Scooby1 Feb 11, 2008

    My mother has the same problem and asked me to fix it. Has anyone been able to fix this problem?

  • alijafri Feb 26, 2009

    Hi i am also facing same problem with my Sony Music System, as does not read any CD long time and then it spins to another and another and then there is a Smart Display No Disc. I dont remember the Model # however i remeber i faced the same problem 6 months back and a new Lens was placed in by the Sony Engineer.

    If i try the same CD in my Laptop it works fine. Please advice as i want this to be fixed for lifetime.



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Sounds like a dirty lens or laser failure.

Seek professional help.
The lasers are not as expensive as they used to be, get an estimate.

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I found that if I never buy another product from RCA or Thompson, I don't have a problem. It never worked right out of the box,(it was a present so had no where to return it to), but iot made a terrific target at 50 yards for my rifle.

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I got mine to work. Not exactly sure what I did but I think this is how it went:

I think I inserted 3 CDs. I went to tape mode (or game mode) and waited for a while. I heard the disc tray making a noise without me doing anything. Then I pressed disk skip while still in the other mode (tape or game). The stereo spun the disc after skipping to the next disc. I waited again until the disc stopped spinning. Then I went to disc mode. I think I let it read the disc by itself and it showed the tracks and the time on the LCD display. I pressed play and it played!

I hope this helps everyone.

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Yes, i have this same problem, and yes, if you place only one cd in the tray it has the same problem. do you think it is dust that makes the eye not able to read or something?

Posted on Jun 15, 2007

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If you place only one cd in tray, same problem?

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