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I have a technics 5 disc changer sl dv 290 part of a midi hi fi system the cd does not play message comes up saying no play tried cleaning but it still does not play never hadany problem before

Cd player has message saying no play model is technics sl dv 290 5 disc changer

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Does it show the disc length or any other details? Have you carefully cleaned the lense with a q-tip and some alcohol? Can you hear the laser moving in and out of focus? If you push the laser sled out away from the centre does it move back to the middle when youi put a disc in?

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: I put 5 cd's in and they do not play. When I hit

have you tried removing the cover an using some canned air to blow dust and debris from the laser, try a cleaning disc..if all this fails..the you need to replace cd mech, I'm not sure if it is still available..i have replaced them before ..I can get part numbers and price if needed

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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this player uses a philips mechanism, spindle motor failure is very common on these mechanisms, yours may be on its way out. take the lid off and insert a cd and if you can hear the laser trying to read the cd without it spinning, it's definately the spindle motor.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:


See page 17:


Note this feature requires the remote control!

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