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CD plays CD's intermittently does not recognise some CDs

Hi, My Sony SA-VA100 system CD is playing up. Even with original CD's sometimes it plays a CD and sometimes does not recognise the very same CD. Also does not recognise burn't CD's and original educational voice CD's. From 20 original CD's I tested on the player it recognised only half of the CD's. Later it would not replay some that it had earlier played. The CD's are all clean. I tried the ffg already: Cleaned the CD's Reset the system to factory settings. Sometimes it will play a CD when surround sound is off, other times it does not play a CD at all. How can I fix this problem, can the CD reader/optical device be upgraded on the Sony SA-VA100 so that it reads all types of CDs? Thanks Chris

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    On The Back Of The Unit Where The Video Output Is For Example Take A Dvd Player Yellow Cord Before Playing Cd's Hook The Wire Up To The Dvd Player Or Tv That Has AV Output Plugs As if Your Playing A dvd You Dont Have To Turn The Dvd Player on at all But It Helps The Static And Gets Cd's That Are Burned To Play



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In my side i already encountered that problem.this is what eve done,i'm just clean the lens with cotton and one drop of alcohol, after cleaning,its work.....just follow what i'm doing....

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