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Playing CD'S When I install a cd in the tray, the unit goes to READING and never plays the cd, it will do this until it times out.

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Nototh, My sister and have the same problem, with dvd's or cd's... it doesn't do it all the time, but it started after about 3 1/2 months after purchase, my sister's started doing that around 5 months. Someone replied that it could be overheating from over crowding with other components... but I have it sitting by itslef, so that's not it. I personally think it's the processor, because it "acts" the same as a computer "feeze up", so I think that it just doesn't have the right processor in it to handle the speed that it's set read at. But I stated that I'm no expert in that field. And it's going to cost more than the unit is worth to fix, so I just antied up and bought a Yamaha Amp & DVD high def/Klipsch surround combo, that I am very pleased with.

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