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MY CD PALYER DOES NOT WORK. ''DISC NOT FINALIZED'' IS DISPLAYED.

MY CD PLAYER WILL NOT PLAY CDS ''DISC NOT FINALIZED'' IS DISPLAYED. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT TO WORK?

I PURCHASED A PHILIPS CD AND LENS CLEANER KIT. I INSERTED THE LENS CLEANING CD AS DIRECTED AND THE SAME THING IS DISPLAYED.

I PURCHASED THE PHILIPS STEREO SYSTEM IN 2001. THE CDS STARTED SKIPPING AND THEN JUST QUIT WORKING. THE RADIO AND TAPE DECKS ARE STILL WORKING FINE.

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  • cjones13 Oct 18, 2009

    my cd player only uses the regular size disk how can i use the small cd disk on my cd player

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    sjphillips20 Sep 08, 2012

    I am having the Exact same problem with My Philips CD Plyer?Radio?Tape Player system. It was Fine, and now it says All discs are not finalized. They play fine on my computer, and they played fine on the stereo until just recently. Please Help Me!!

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If your CD player has been working for many hours and cleaning the lens didn't help, then the next thing to do is changing the spindle motor (the one that spins the disc), since the brushes and the commutator get dirty/oxydized with many hours of performance.

The motor can also be cleaned, but it's kinda complicated and delicate to do it, so you might want to change it instead.

The same holds for the slide motor (the motor that changes the position of the laser pickup).

To clean the motor you need to desolder/remove it and open it up (you need to bend out the clamped parts on the motor housing to release the cover - also, mark the position of the cover so you can put it back in place in the same position as it was prior to opening it - some motors have an indentation so that the cover fits in place in only one position).

Then you need to remove the cover (this is a delicate procedure as you can easily damage the brushes).

You can clean the brushes and the commutator using a long pointed scalpel - gently scrub away the brownish/black residues on both the brushes and the commutator.

Now you need to put the motor back together, taking care not to damage the brushes when you put the cover back in place (kinda tricky but it can be done).

After closing it, see if it runs smoothly, you may want to try and run it on some 3 volts - it must run quite silently, with no more than a gentle humming sound.

If it runs ok, you should use a tiny flat screwdriver and a small hammer to bend the housing edge back onto the cover to fix it in place (basically, you need to rehammer back in the clamps that held the cover in place, this is also a bit tricky and delicate thing to do).

Now reinstall/resolder the motor back in place (motors on some brands/models can be worked without removing them).

Well, i've just told you how i repaired quite some CD drives which were virtually dead, i'm actually still using a yamaha which is more than 15 years old (i myself have been using it for at least 10 years now), i got it as a scrap piece, it returned to life after the above described procedure and it actually works perfectly up to date.

Anyway, i guess the easy way is to simply replace the motors (they need to have the same axis dimensions and mount holes as the original ones, also they need to run on the same voltage - things to keep in mind when you are looking for new motors).

Hope you can get it working...

good luck

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Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Won't play, just keeps skipping discs


Good morning Lori.

My troubleshooting thoughts run something like this:
  1. It sounds like it's skipping on every CD.
  2. This is (according to the manual Denon DCM 390 Operating Instructions Manual Troubleshooting a cauousel-type system, so it has a tray that you manually place CDs into, rather than a cassette that you put all the CDs into and then insert into the player.
  3. Most of the manual Troubleshooting section puts the blame for discs not playing upon dirty or damaged discs - you're told to re-load it, clean the disc, try another disc.
  4. If this is just one set of discs, then it's worth it to pull out at least a couple and try other discs that are clean, don't have scratches, and, hopefully, that you know work on another player. If they work, then, kudos to the manual, the discs may need cleaning or replacement.
  5. If you're playing home-burned CDs, you may need to finalize them for play. Computer CD burners can often give you a lot more leeway in what they're willing to play, since there is a much more sophisticated bunch of code running the burner that will have some expectation that in-process discs might end up there.
  6. Last, but, IMO, most likely - steady skipping on every CD can mean that the CD laser lens is dirty. Over time, dust on CDs or from the air drawn through the chassis can build up on the lens, which has a fairly small gap from lens to Disc surface. In something like a DiscMan or other portable CD player, the lens is usually pretty obvious and can be blown off with some canned air or brushed with a micro-fiber camera lens cleaning brush. In this case, it's what I suspect is the problem. Depending on what gear you might have, or how much you'd want to spend on it, what I'd suggest to try fixing this possibility would be :
    1. Use a commercial CD Lens cleaner. They'll likely run 6 to 10 dollars. A list here Amazon com cd lens cleaner Electronics has lots of possibilities. You'll want one of the ones that looks like a CD with a small brush attached to the bottom, possibly some fluid. You'll put it in the player, hit play, it'll at least attempt to play for like 5 to 30 seconds, and end. The brush will be spun past the lens multiple times, removing dust / gunk buildup.
    2. Use canned air. I'm talking commercial stuff expressly meant for cleaning computers and other gear that will suffer from a blast of oil-laden air from a garage air-tool compressor. Examples here Amazon com canned air Electronics
    3. Open the system up. I can't give too much guidance other than I did it years ago on my system - make sure it's unplugged before starting. Remove screws attaching black cover to chassis, and you may be able to get in with a brush to clean the lens. Don't go this direction unless you're confident of your DIY skills.
    4. In any case, try to stick with dry cleaning methods like the cleaner disc or canned air. If you do anything with direct contact, stick to clean microfiber cloth or brushes, and be gentle - no scrubbing motions. It's a tiny lens, and a scratch or mis-alignment from forceful handling will be the end of it. If a liquid must be involved and isn't part of a commercial kit, nothing but distilled water. Many, if not most, of the CD lenses are molded plastic, and glass cleaners, likely as not, will attack the lens surface and roughen or fog it.
  7. Last note - the reviews on Amazon for this unit are not kind. It sounds like the skipping and failure to play is not uncommon with this particular Denon model. If the unit is still under warranty, I'd grab the opportunity to have someone fix it for real and deal with any faulty mechanisms. If not, you have little to lose with the above, but the reviews suggest that replacing with the same model might not be the best idea.
Good Luck, and Happy Holidays

D

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