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Need help the cd player doesn't spin @ all. when I turn the cd player on the laser moves but the cd does not spin.

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Re: need help

Their is nothing you can do yourself to repair this as it needs a new laser unit but the only thing you can do is take it to tv repair shop and they will fit a new one and get it recalibrated for sorry i couldnt offer you any more help................................

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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