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COBY 207 get error msg which says "no disc" and refuses to play until a light weight is placed on lid. Then it will play the disc.

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Re: COBY 207

You have a problem with the latch in the lid check and see if its dirty, do this by moving it with your finger if it moves but dont come back on its own then you just need to clean it. if its free mmoving then you will need to inspect the rest of the attaching hardware you could have a broken hinge or something like that.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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Tools needed:
1 small philips screwdriver
1 toothpick
1 bottle of rid-ox, deoxit, or similar contact cleaner and restorer

1) remove the two rubber feet on bottom of case that have arrows pointing at them
2) remove 6 screws that have arrows pointing at them
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The next time it goes out, i am just going to cut the two wires to the switch and either cross them over or install a mini-toggle switch on the side of the case..

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