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Every disc in tray ends with noise after a minute

Used system, what 5 times in a year? CD tray (5 cd exchangeer)full, ALL CD's free of scratches, dust, etc, skip and or stop after 1 min or less of play, loud scratchy noise, then dies. When I press "play" it does that to the next disc and so on...HELP party in 4 days, hardly used this thing!

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Re: every disc in tray ends with noise after a minute

Try a cd cleaning disc, the ones you can buy with the small cleaning brushes on them! It sounds like the laser is dirty.

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I'm going to try using compressed air, but -
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