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RCA boombox cd player won't play any more what can cause that?

RCA rcd 134 cd won't read cds we have cleaned it but it do anything. Everything else works on it.

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SOURCE: Boombox won't play most CDs

Hi there , heres a simple case of the recording format on the cds , its likely that your daughter's cds are recorded on a computer in a format probably mp3 or higher speed thats not compartible with your boom box . The solution to this is to record your cds in Normal format , and they will surely play !

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

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SOURCE: How to get in to clean the lens for RP-9316 Boombox

I had the same issue. Over time, the cd player quit palying at all. The unit would try to read the cd but couldn't and then skip to the next cd.
- I took fairlane's advice and put a cd in and listened for the ticking sound to indicate that the laser was trying to read the cd. I also looked inside through the top "vent" area to be sure the cd was actually spinning. It was spinning and I heard what I thought I was "ticking" sound so I guessed that the laser needed to be cleaned.
- I took off the 6 side panel screws on the right side of the entire unit and loosened the screw on the backside off the unit about halfway down from the top that also held the side panel on.
- I then removed the side panel.
- I then removed the 2 screws on the top side of the other side panel and the screw in the top center back of the top panel and was able to remove the top cover that is over the unit. The top cover is "pressure fitted" in so be careful as you try to remove it, using a little wiggle at a time, but it does comes off.
- Once you have the top off, there is a screw in the center of the plate that holds the tray for the cd's. Remove the screw and you will able to lift and spin the tray to have clear access to the laser
that needs to be cleaned. (Note the position of the numbers on the tray so you put it back the right way.)
- The laser is a little "glassy" looking thing about the size of the head of the q-tip.
- I used the q-tip with 70% isopropol alcohol and rubbed it over and around the laser as best I could. I repeated the procedure 2-3 times and the used compressed air to dry it off.
- I put everything back in place in the reverse order I took it off, based on what's in the above steps.
- Remember, the top will fit in with pressure so don't get anxious as you try to get it in the right position.
The cd's actually play again.
I hope this will help someone.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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?: Does the cd spins? If it does the optical eye that reads the cd could be dirty. Clean the eye with cd lens cleaner. If the cd is not spinning the motor could be bad. Also some cd players can't read certain disks because of the density of the disk. Make sure you read the manual to see what cds are compatible with your boombox. I hope these solutions were helpful.

Good Luck
George

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My RCA RCD160 Radio/CD playder will not play CDs.

Try cleaning the lens in the CD player with a cotton swab and alcohol. If that does not resolve the problem, it is likely that the optics are defective and need to be replaced.

Dan

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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