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CD won't play

The CD is supposed to "spin up" and stop at one before being played, but I often have to switch it on and off several times before the number 1 pops up. We have two of these, and they're both doing it a lot. We've tried blowing them out with canned air. HELP!

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Re: CD won't play - Sylvania SCR4966 Clock Radio Clock Radios

Clean The Laser Lens That Read The disc

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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