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Lid won't stay shut!

Don't know what's causing lid of cd player to not snap shut. Can I fix this myself. Also even if I hold it down, the readout message will read "no disc." Thanks for any advice you may offer.

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SOURCE: The system shuts down about 5 seconds after switch

Found a second-hand CD unit and swapped it over with original. This cured the fault.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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Usually if something is shutting down as the volume is turned up, it is caused by a bad speaker. Try disconnecting one speaker at a time, and see if you can turn up the remaining speakers until you find the one that is causing the problem.

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Radio works fine. cd player wont read discs in either of four slots. Message - Disc error.

This can often be solved by opening the cover and blowing on the optical head to displace dust and any debris that is fouling between the optics and the actuator that controls the head position. It isn't fool proof but will fix perhaps 40% of units. Take a can of air duster (aerosol blower) and blow the little pick-up form the distance of about 1 inch. It will bounce around in the wind but don't blow to hard. Give it a gentle blast and then try the player. If it doesn't work then try again this time but blow harder.

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Sony cmt-ne5 cd reads no disc

Then it is time to replace this player the Laser reader is defective or the disk doesn't spin due to a defective drive motor, in most cases they don't even sell parts for these players and they are not repaired unless under warranty.

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When I push the cd open-close buttons on the player, the disc tray does not come out. When I select a CD# it says reading, but nothing happens. The player indicates that there are discs in all 3 spaces,...

It is likely worn drive belts. There are 2 within this hi-fi. I replaced my belts with elastic bands. No issues so far.
1) Remove power and unplug unit
2) Remove 4 x lid screws and lid
3) Remove both side panels.
4) Remove silver plate from shielding cd drive
5) Replace belts with 25mm diameter bands
6) Reverse the strip down.
New belts are $6 each on e-bay

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I have a Sharp Stereo Shelf System Model Number SC-9650. It is displaying a message i the CD player part I do not know what it means. It says M Err. I am unable to open the Cd door so I can fill it it...

I am having the same error on mine, and don't have a clue, I have looked all over and other people have the same problem but no one ever posts a solution.

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I'm trying to clean the laser lens on my stereo. Is this possible? How?

If you can find a method recommended by a hardware manufacturer, go for it.

Some interesting fact-filled reading:

One excerpt:

"Even if you have trouble changing a light bulb and do not know which end of a soldering iron is the one to avoid, reading through this document will enable you to be more knowledgeable about your CD player. Then, if you decide to have it professionally repaired, you will have a better chance of recognizing incompetence or down right dishonesty when dealing with the service technician. For example, a bad laser is not the most likely cause of a player that fails to play discs - it is actually fairly far down on the list of typical faults. A dirty lens is most likely. There - you learned something already! "

"Can a dirty CD or dirty lens damage my player?"

"Instant troubleshooting chart - most common problems and likely causes"
"General inspection, cleaning, and lubrication"

"A CD lens cleaning disc is nearly worthless except for the most minor dust as it will not completely remove grease, grime, and condensed tobacco smoke products (yet another reason not to smoke!) "

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My 5 Disk CD player doesn't work. It wont read any kind of CD. The radio and Tape Decks still work though. How can I fix the CD player.

Hello Alison hi, we need to check two parts to see which is the problem section why your player wont read.

  1. Does your CD spins normally, check your player if the cd spins normally, if you can see the disk spinning, take note of the spin, is it to slow? An abnormal disk spin has problems with its spindle motor assembly.
  2. Does your CD spins and then slow down to a stops, did not read the disk. This is caused by two things, FIRST: your CD player lens needs cleaning, you can buy a CD lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens, SECOND: The lens has degraded or worn out due to use and time, this needs a replacement lens assembly.
This things are way beyond a normal user, I suggest you send it for service. Sorry, there are no user serviceable parts here.

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The system goes into DEMO MODE. HOLD the -display / -demo button in that's next to the volume and it should go into demo mode. HOLD AGAIN and it should say demo off.

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CD Lid/door catch broken, will not stay closed

Chris, I know it has been a while since you posted this and I don't know if you ever solved your problem but if might want to check out this sight.

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