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CD player does not recognise some CDs. When placed in the drawer the deck displays "no disc" if another CD player is used the disc works fine

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I found out that CD's not of the required thickness, see CD specs by Philips and Sony, will show the NO DISC message. Thickness supposed to be 0.05 " Other players are not that senssitive.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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I have two of these Tascam CD-A500 players, and one more than the other has this problem of not reading some CDs that will play fine in other players. I'm starting to loose faith in this Tascam product. Anyway, seems the consensus is to open it up and check for dirty laser optics. If that doesn't fix the problem, then send it in for repair or scrap it and buy a different brand. I've not had this problem with any other brand CD player, but very suspicious that the same problem happens on BOTH of my Tascam CD-A500 units.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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