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Fw316C cd player will not read discs

Everything works on cd player except when discs are in it says "no disc read". It used to work.

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Re: Fw316C cd player will not read discs

Buy A CD Lens Cleaner and put it in to the CD Player and keep retrying until the drive plays it and then follow the instructions for the CD Lens Cleaner after its finished try playing a CD if it still wont play try another disc and if it does not play that try reset the player by unplugging it for five seconds if it still wont play the CD drive has failed in the drive and you need a new stereo. Stereos dont last forever so dont be surprised if you need to buy a new one

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

Re: Fw316C cd player will not read discs

I too have the same problem... Does anyone have a fix besides throwing the system away?

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Re: Fw316C cd player will not read discs

Disassamble the device and locate the optical lens of the CD-unit. carefully try to clean the lens with alcohol. in most cases this works.

good luck!

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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