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Cd player has started not reading disc or sounds scratchy. is there a way to clean or fix/

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Believe it or not you can use cigarette lighter fluid on the tip of a cotton bud to clean the focus lens, the lens is not the lazer itself, thats in the bottom of the mechanism, the lens you can see is just a focus lens that becomes dirty, it kind of works like a telescope, the lazer is like where the eyepiece is on a telescope and the lens on the front of the telescope is the lens on the mechanism and can easily be cleaned with the lighter fluid, and since lighter fluid evoporates very quickly theres no worries, used it for years without a problem, be gentle though when lightly rubbing from left to right over the lens, getting to the lens you will need to take off the top cd clamp, usualy a screw either side with a spring, easily removed to be able to see the lens.

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