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Sony car stereo CD load fault


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My very-little used (meaning not worn-out!) Sony car CD stereo stopped working last night making a whirring noise when trying to load a new CD (it is a single-CD manual-change model). It accepts the CD and pulls it in as usual, holds it for a couple of seconds, then spits it back out with "1 LOAD" on the display, followed within 10 seconds by "RESET" then switches off. Hope someone can help!

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The player probably has failed.

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