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It does not read CD . The player asks for disk. It does not detect the presence of CDs. At first, it worked for some minutes but now it does not work at all. Compact disc player NAD 502

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I suggest either your laser eye is contaminated or the laser has gone low in output

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Toyota echo 2002 cd player (without cassette, marked 31804) Radio works fine, but when a put on a cd, it reads it and starts playing... with no sound. Any ideas? Thanks a lot


well , as with all discs, old player will NOT play all CDs.
not even close.
first ask an old guy for CDDA disk or buy one from walfart.
then try that, only these disks work in all players.
other disks may or will not work.
like DVD-R, CD-R and any other recordable disks will fail.
that is the acid test, if the CDDA disk works (real audio disk)
works then the drive is ok, if not, its bad. simple as apple pie.

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My teac recorder model # cd-rw890 keeps flashing "reading" and will not let me operate the cd drive


How long have you had you CD recorder?
How many CDs have you burned on it?
The reason for asking is, it sounds like the laser has
failed or is failing to the point of not recognizing the
presence of a disc in the tray. Does it do this with any
disc you put in the tray. Blanks & pre recorded CDs?
A minimum amount of light must bounce back from the
surface of the disc or the unit thinks the tray is empty.
If the laser has become very weak (or died) the player
doen't know any better and thinks "no disc".
The "reading" message just indicates it hasn't passed
the stage where it has detected a disc, yet.
The first step is to run a laser cleaning disc in the player
on the off-chance the lens is dusty and that's the problem.
If you don't have one (you should) they're cheap enough
and available everywhere. If cleaning doesn't help, you
will be looking for a new laser assembly for your unit.
Be careful how much you pay for one. New 890s can be
had from Full Compass for under $200.00 and would be
a smarter move than repairing a tired one!

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My music system will mot play CDs


Hi, Although CDs are still the preferred method of audio distribution, CD players are quickly being phased out in lieu of MP3 players. If your old CD player stops working, it might be a little panic-inducing, but fear not. If the CD player turns on but does not play CDs, then the problem is not with the power cord or the circuity (which are generally more expensive to repair rather than fix) but with the lens. There are several troubleshooting steps that you can take to fix a CD player when it won't play.



Instructions

Things You'll Need:

* Glass/lens cleaner
* CD cleaning disk
* Dry duster



Remove excess dust from the CD player. Dust is the number one enemy of electronics, and it can corrode even the most resilient device. Make sure to dust in between buttons, knobs, power cord(s) and audio-out ports. Note: use a dry duster, as moisture will harm your CD player further.


Use a disk-based lens cleaner to remove ground in dust or dirt from the CD player's lens. These lens cleaners look like a regular CDs, but have specially-made bushes on the reverse side that gently remove excess dirt from the CD-reading lens. Simply put the CD in your player, and press the "Play" button to clean the lens. Do not run the cleaner more than once, as excess brushing can cause scratches on the lens.


Polish the lens. Use a glass or eyeglass cleaning solution and a lint-free cloth to gently polish the reading lens. Clean it by using a low amount of pressure and softly polishing the lens and its surrounding area using soft, circular motions. Do this for about a minute or two and then allow the player to sit for a few minutes before trying to play a CD.


Tips & Warnings

If the CD player does not turn on or off, or the power indicator flashes infrequently, the problem is with the power cord or the circuit board, in which case the CD player will not be able to be repaired.


If the CD player still does not work after these steps, the lens has probably been scratched, and the CD player will need to be replaced.

Mar 01, 2011 | Philips Audio Players & Recorders

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Dvds and cds don't work. the screen just says reading to no end


First remove power cord from the wall for five minutes o reset the firmware. Then power on again and let the firmware load before inserting any dvd or cd. If it still can not read the disks, you use TDK lens cleaner until it can read the cleaner disk. It maybe power line glitches, you may need powerline filters for this dvd player.

Aug 20, 2010 | Yamaha DVR-S150 DVD Player

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Not reading cds


first ask your self

has it ever worked?
are these cds burt as mp3 cds and not just plain audio cds?

it might need to have the lense on the laser cleaned other than that its pointless and probably is just bad, the cd player is old

Jul 16, 2010 | JVC KD-S680 CD Player

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MY DVD/CD DRIVE DOES NOT WORK IT WILL NOT READ THE DISC cannot play dvd,cds or load or make dvds or cds


Open the drawer.
Insert a disk, rotating the disk so that the writing on the face of the disk is "level".
(Imagine a clock-face on the disk; rotate the disk to make the writing go from "9" to "3",
not "10" to "4", nor "12" to "6".)
Close the drawer.
Wait a minute (to see if the disk should automatically start spinning).
Hold down the "Windows-flag" key on your keyboard, and touch (once) the 'E' key.
Wait a few seconds.
Open the drawer.
Is the disk still at the "9-to-3" position?
If so, then the CD-drive has *NOT* read the disk at all, and it needs to be replaced.

Try the above with the same disk in another computer, to see how it _should_ work.

Then, shutdown your computer.
Turn it on.
Look for the message: "Press DEL to enter setup".
Quickly, press the DEL key.
When you see the "setup" menu, press ENTER.
You should see at least 4 similar lines:
AUTO ... AUTO
AUTO ... AUTO
AUTO ... AUTO
AUTO ... AUTO

If you see 'NONE' anywhere, press the TAB key (or the DOWN-arrow key) until that 'NONE' is highlighted, and press PG-UP/PG-DOWN until it changes to AUTO.
Repeat for each 'NONE'.
Press ESC once to return to the "main-menu".

Press RIGHT-arrow and DOWN-arrow to highlight the "Detect Drives".
Press ENTER.
It should auto-detect your CD-drive, within 1 minute.
When it's finished detecting, press ESC.

Use the "arrow" keys to select 'SAVE CHANGES'.
Select it, and save the changes.
Let it reboot.

Now, is your CD-drive working?
Within Windows, hold-down the "Windows" key, and (once) touch the 'E' key.
Do you see an icon for the CD-drive?
If not, then the CD-drive is *NOT* physically-connected (either ribbon-cable or power-cable) to your computer's motherboard.


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Cd player is not working. One day it was working and next day it wasn't. I guess a button was pushed and now we can't figure out. Cd player will not read or play cds


?: Does the cd spins? If it does the optical eye that reads the cd could be dirty. Clean the eye with cd lens cleaner. If the cd is not spinning the motor could be bad. Also some cd players can't read certain disks because of the density of the disk. Make sure you read the manual to see what cds are compatible with your boombox. I hope these solutions were helpful.

Good Luck
George

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CD player fails to read CDs


It's likely it's dirt on the CD lens. You can try cleaning it with a lens cleaning disc. But if the lens has been damaged it will never read the disc again, no matter how many times it is cleaned.

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Emerson 3 disk CD player - CD spins - message


im not sure what toc read means, my cd player says that im guessing it means its loading, any ways take the d player apart an clean the lens wit a cuetip that should work, or the cds may be to scartched to read

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Roxio cd creator 9 cannot burn a cd because it says drive not detected? How do i change this?


1.do you have a cd burner in your system? is it working for you to at least read cds on it? check the cd drive unit has a something that says "compac disk rewriteable" if not.. you don't have a cd burner only a cd rom drive that will only read cds but won't burn them
2. check device manager and look for the removable storage.. do you see the cd burner drive listed and in working condition?

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