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Why will my CD's not play on my Wave music system?

I've tried multiple discs, but the message I get is "Reading disc, not playable" and the disc comes out. The discs play just fine on other steros.

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It might be you need to get a cleaning disc that cleans the laser inside the cd drive.
or it could be the laser it self has gone faulty.
try a cleaning disc first and see how you get on.

Posted on Dec 02, 2016

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    Melinda Nickle Dec 02, 2016

    Thank you so much for your advice! I shall seek out a cleaning disc for lazers.

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    noel Dec 02, 2016

    i forgot to ask you did it play cd before this happened?.

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    noel Dec 02, 2016

    if its never played them then as yadayada just said it is the wrong format and thank for pointing this out yadayada.

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The player must be the wrong format or region, no other explanation.

Posted on Dec 02, 2016

Testimonial: "How do I change the format, or what kind of technician should I consult?"

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    yadayada Dec 02, 2016

    You can't change the format. Sorry get this question a lot.

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Not playable cds


If your CD's get scratched by being stacked on a table and shuffled around, you can often get them to play again with something like Skip Dr: http://www.amazon.com/SkipDr-Manual-Disc-Repair-System/dp/B0015ACUKC/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_2_0
You may also be able to take them into your local video or video game store and have them professionally resurfaced.

If the CD's are not scratched, and are commercially bought (ie. not cd's that you bought blank and burned music onto yourself) I would probably try contacting Bose.

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The laser pickup unit [Optical Pickup Unit] is faulty. Bose uses a special type. You can't get it from open electronic spare part market. It is best to get this set repaired by the authorised service center for bose at your town.

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My Bose Wave radio/cd won`t play cd`s anymore. The radio works great. The cd player worked tonite, the would stick in a certain part of a song. Very intermittent. Now tries to read the disc, then says disc...


"I`ve used an aerosol air can to clean thru the cd slot"What type? not an "empty" can of paint, hairspray, chemical of some sort i hope. Compressed air at most I hope. If not, that's your Bose out the window!
The lense sounds like it needs a clean, you can buy these in disc for with tiny brushes on. Made by BIB and Allsop amongst many brands

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Out of the blue, our 3-yr old single disc Bose Wave system has begun "Reading Disc" upon insertion of a CD (this is normal); but then returns a "Not Playable" error a few seconds later. It happens with...


This _might_ be caused by dust or dirt on the read lens of the CD player. The lens projects and reads a beam of light that is bounced off the surface of the CD surface to play the tracks.

Open the lid as if to load a CD. Remove any existing CD. Direct a short blast from a can of compressed air at the lens - or you could use a small artist's paint brush and gently wipe the surface of the lens to dislodge the dust, etc. Do not touch the lens with fingers. etc. as any oils will disrupt the light - and attract dirt and dust.

Load a CD and attempt to play.

Good luck!

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Every time u play multi cd player message comes reading and take long time to play


lens is dirty and having trouble reading the disks. get a lens cleaner disk from any electronics store.

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CD not playable


Hello

It sounds to me like the laser lens itself may be damaged or even broken.

Here is something you can try though, this might just work if the laser lens has some dust particles stuck to it. Just go to your nearest cd shop and buy yourself a laser lens cleaner disc, it is cheap.

Follow the instructions, and if the laser lens itself was dirty, this will help, otherwise the laser lens might be broken, which is a ver common problem, cause you used it for three years now.

Hope this can steer you in the right direction.

Kind regards
Andrea

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My front loader reads disc error or unplayable no matter what disc I insert. It worked just fine for about 2 years. It doesn ot get heavy cd use, but everyday radio/alarm use.


To resolve this issue, try one or all of the following:
  • The Wave® music system is designed to play commercial CDs, CD-Rs, MP3-encoded CDS and CD-RWs. If your system has trouble playing MP3 CDs, make sure the discs were recorded with compatible formats. See Cannot play MP3 CDs


  • The system may not be able to play certain CD-RW discs. Playability is dependant on how the disc was recorded, including the format it was recorded in and the actual disc used for recording.
    Note: iTunes defaults to AAC as the encoding format. In order to use iTunes to make CDs that will play on the Wave® music system, you’ll need to change the format to MP3 How to Choose Import Options


  • Different brands of CD-Rs and CD-RWs use different materials which may affect the ability of a player to read them. If you are burning your own CD-Rs or CD-RWs, experiment with different brands of discs


  • If a commercial disc won’t play, check for scratches, fingerprints or other physical damage. Try the CD in another player. If it still won’t play, there may be a problem with the disc


  • Reset the system by disconnecting the power cord from the wall for one minute, then plug the system back in

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Turned it back over and it's working fine.

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