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DVR-S120 doesn't play any cd's

Hi, I have a problem with my Yamaha DVR-120 system. Since this week it does not play any CD's or DVD's. When you put in a CD or DVD nothing happens. It keeps on trying to read a CD but it does not start to play it. You keep on hearing the 'scratching' sound of start up. It also appears to me that it takes quite a long time before a CD is ejected when you press open.

Sometimes (one out of 25 tries or so) a CD does start to play, but then in the middle of the song you will get a 5 second pause and then the song continues again.

Maybe a software problem or so? Does anybody have a solution? I already cleaned the lense but this does not work.



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Re: DVR-S120 doesn't play any cd's

I have come across one DVR-S120 that has a shorted spindle motor. This is the motor that spins the disk. Therefor the unit will not play a cd or dvd. Yamaha sale's the complete dvd Assy. for $300 witch is absurd.

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