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CD player fails to read CDs

Issue: CDs that are loaded into the trays do not read/play, even though they did previously. first it will happen with one or more trays, then more trays will go "unreadable" until none of the trays can play CDs. We have had this problem once before and called Sharp about it. They suggested unplugging the system overnight and then trying again. The other suggestion was to use a CD cleaning disk, which we did not try since the unplugging option worked. The problem with unplugging the system is that all of the preset radio stations, etc. are cleared from the memory. Not a real good fix, if you ask me. So we not have a <2 year old system that cannot be used to play CDs; we have reverted to casettes, if you can believe it.

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    Paul W Dec 30, 2008

    I've had the same problem. Cd's began not reading and over time it wouldn't read any of them. I just tried lubricating the motor, but i'm not sure where. i put a few drops of oil on the center shaft (below the top disk marked "Top"), allowing it to run down to the motor. i've also cleaned the lens and adjusted the eye in every possible position. most disks will spin a little while and then stop and the unit says "No Disk". any suggestions? can the drive motor itself go bad? if so, can it be replaced? for those of you who have lubricated the motor and found success, can you tell me exactly where you lubricated it? thanks!



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The problem is drying lubricate oil fromelector motor which spin the cd disk. 
Cool! It is real! Works great. After 4 days of around, finally works!!
Thank's a lot!

Posted on Sep 13, 2008


Hi Everyone !
We got the same problem two month ago and we fix it. The problem is drying lubricate oil from elector motor which spin the cd disk. You need to open top cover its 5 screw , 4 an sides and 1 on back. Then you see black cd changer in side. You need to open top cover of cd changer by unlock plastic clips and slide cover. Under cd holder you can fined elector motor that spin cd. You just need two drops of lubricate oil on top bearing at electromotor. My works fine right now .
Good luck.

Posted on May 23, 2008


I have the same problem. Actually took the cd unit apart and cleaned the lens but the problem still exist. Now here's the strange part... if I tilt the unit either to the front, back or side to side it starts working and keeps working even when I set it back level. But if I try to play anything else after I hit the stop button, I have to tilt it again. While I had it apart, I found out that happens only with the cd unit itself. As I'm not a tech, I know this may be a strange question but is it possible there's a "level sensor" (such as a mercury switch) causing the problem?

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

Did any one actually try to open and 'clean' the lens? Yo' Einsteins, The CD player is a SEALED UNIT! You cant get to the lens. My tech says they just replace it if the cleaning disk doesnt help.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Hi, This problem need an expert Technician, he should clean and tune the lens if it didn?t work it should be replaced. Good Luck Toufic Malek

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Cd cleaning disc is not advisable to clean your laser lens.. all you have to do is manually cleaning method! open the unit go to laser lens and clean it with 100% cotton buds then rub it slightly clockwise, but careful this is sensitive parts.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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