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Philips DCM230 won't play cd. Display screen flashes READING. How do I locate and clean the disc lens?

Philips DCM230 does not play CD. Display screen flashes READING. Dirty disc lens? How do I locate and clean the disc lens? I disconnected the AC power plug and after 10 seconds reconnected it to reset the system, but that did not resolve the problem.

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SOURCE: can mp3,ipod connect to philips FW-R7 with cd

All you need to get them to play is a "dock" and a 3.5mm Jack to two RCA phono plugs lead.
The Jack goes into the headphone output and the RCA's go into any spare socket on the back of the unit IE tape/cd.
Infact you just need the lead, plug it into the headphone output of the Ipod or MP3 player. But the dock will keep the battery charged and you get a remote with the dock, so you don't need to get out of your chair, to operate the player.

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SOURCE: Philips mc235B/37 CD player no longers plays

if you can see the laser then gentaly with a soft cloth wipe the lens
and then try

if that doesnt work then i recoment that you call philips and see what they say because it is slightly older than one year they might replace it for free
if not call the shop that you bought it from

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: My Philips DCM230 home stereo

Your output I.C. might be faulty. Output I.C. is the one converting the audio from cd's,tuner,auxiliary to sound which passes to your speakers.
Since your Output I.C. is defective then the unit will not generate any sound even your inputs(cd,tuner,auxiliary) is working.

It is quite technical so I've advice you to look for a qualified technician to isolate the problem and do resoldering also for some dry joints on the main board.Dry joints also will might caused for damaged a parts.

Thanks for using fixya.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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Was this player playing previously? And how long have you been using this player? I suspect the lens of the player. Once the lens of the player becomes weak, it won't play discs any longer.

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