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Craig DVD CMD420 - - Lid switch faulty

Switch that says if door is open or closed is malfunctioning. Whe lid is closed, it will say open. . . loading. . . open . . .loading . . play for a while, . . open . . etc.

Would like to replace switch or jump circuit. . . what do you think?

I sent a picture of the switch to a couple companies and am trying to find it.



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In the lid should be a mgnetic plate that holds the disc to the motor spindle (much like slight pressure would). Inspect it to make sure it's free moving and seating all the way when the lid is closed. I had one unit where the spindle on the motor shaft had slid down slightly causing the magnetic plate to not seat down all the way. Also, if the magnetic plate is removable, try placing it on the disc with the lid open and bypassed and see what happens.

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