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The Machine only plays when it wants to

The cd will not play unless i turn the machine off then on and hit play as fast as i can then if i skip to another disc it wont work.

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Re: The Machine only plays when it wants to

TRY CLEANING THE LENS WITH A CD CLEANER OR do it manully with a bit of Vodka and a cotton bud carefully clean the lens in a circle motion then carefully dry the lens with the other end of the cotton bud put it all back together and see if that works

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The pioneer laser juke will initialize (pull each and every CD one at a time) all the CD's when the power is turned on and the service switch is place back in the "run" position (usually operated by closing the lid) . All CD and track information is stored into the computers memory. The computer will NOT ALLOW you to select song that do not exists in its memory. It will also disallow a stored CD if it skips too often.

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Thanks for the informative write-up. So few know how to describe a problem (example: it's broke) or have the intuition to check a few things out.

A surviving 1984 CD player? Good for you. And they originally said the lasers would burn out in a few years.

Don't read too much into sound quality and tracking of defects for this problem. It sounds like a load status sensing problem. Does it make the thee clicks when you load no disk or one upside down (to simulate a bad disk)?

You're probably on the right track with the tilt. I suspect you need to locate the sensor that 'sees' the presence of the disk in the first place. Can you try your troubleshooting with the covers off and observe what may be different at the tilted angle?

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