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My gemini cdj 203 wont read cds

I bought two gemini cdj players about 3 months ago and from the time i opeaned the packadge, something was alittle off woith one of them, it was alittle,...greasy? and it looked used while the other one looked brand new. I then foud out after i hooked everything up that the bad turntable wasnt reading discs either while the other one was. I left it for the night and when i returned in the morning it started to work. I thought the problem was gone until up to about a week ago it started not reading cds again while in was mixing. Instead it just makes two croak like sounds tells me theres a disc but wont show me what it has on it and wont play anything, I tried using a cd thats supposed to clean the lens but it couldnt even read that and i also tried a dustur on the inside which failed as well. Can anybody possibly tell me whats wrong with this turntable and hot i can possibly fix it?

I know the product listed isnt the exact cdj but i thought it was a general idea kind of thing.

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If you can gain access to the lens, try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. If that fails to resolve the problem, the optics are starting to fail. You should be able to find replacement optics for around $40 or so.

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It sounds like you might have problems with your CDs. If you are burning CDs on your computer to play in the CDJ, you need to remember that it will only play audio (wav), or MP3 files. Also, blank data CDs are cheaper that buying audio / music CDs. When you burn your CDs to play back on the CDJ, you have to be sure to burn them as wav or mp3. AAC, MP4, OGG and the other formats will not work in the player. When you burn the CD, ALWAYS burn at a slower speed than what the computer will automatically burn at. You will have to manually set the speed yourself.

Personally- when i burn my tracks CDs for my CD book, I use trusted name brand blank data CDs such as Memorex, Sony, TDK, Fuji, Imation. I burn them as AUDIO ONLY. To avoid any reading mistakes that could happen with any given CD player, i NEVER burn track CDs as mp3. When i burn the CD, i set the writing speed to 24x, 30x, or 32x. I recommend that you DO NOT burn your CDs at any speed faster than 32x. From my experience, that is the fastest and safest burning speed. If you do these things, and you still have problems with the E-83 02 code, then it will only have to be the kind of CDs your using to burn, or your CD burner in your computer. Notice how i didn't mention Maxell CDs up top. 3 months ago, i bought 2 spindles of Maxell data blanks on sale for $9.99 each. I was happy i got them that cheap, but the CDs themselves were no good. Recording everything the way i do, they had popping noises and scratching sounds through-out the disc. I gave the spindles to my neighbor. He was happy to get blank CDs free. I WILL NOT say that Maxell makes a bad product: I still record on cassettes and Maxells are one of my top 3 choices for blank chrome tapes. But the discs i bought were just a bad batch. Maxell is still a trusted name for blank tapes with us older DJs that started out with recording on tapes before the CD format became way cheaper and affordable.

Try burning your discs as audio only, and burn them at 24x, 30x, or 32x ONLY. Buy better brand name data CDs, and you should have no problems. If you use my method as an example, and you still have problems, then you need to get a new CD burner for your computer. They are always cheaper at Staples or Office Depot. Hope **** works out for you : D

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It sounds like you might have problems with your CDs. If you are burning CDs on your computer to play in the CDJ, you need to remember that it will only play audio (wav), or MP3 files. Also, blank data CDs are cheaper that buying audio / music CDs. When you burn your CDs to play back on the CDJ, you have to be sure to burn them as wav or mp3. AAC, MP4, OGG and the other formats will not work in the player. When you burn the CD, ALWAYS burn at a slower speed than what the computer will automatically burn at. You will have to manually set the speed yourself.

Personally- when i burn my tracks CDs for my CD book, I use trusted name brand blank data CDs such as Memorex, Sony, TDK, Fuji, Imation. I burn them as AUDIO ONLY. To avoid any reading mistakes that could happen with any given CD player, i NEVER burn track CDs as mp3. When i burn the CD, i set the writing speed to 24x, 30x, or 32x. I recommend that you DO NOT burn your CDs at any speed faster than 32x. From my experience, that is the fastest and safest burning speed. If you do these things, and you still have problems with the E-83 02 code, then it will only have to be the kind of CDs your using to burn, or your CD burner in your computer. Notice how i didn't mention Maxell CDs up top. 3 months ago, i bought 2 spindles of Maxell data blanks on sale for $9.99 each. I was happy i got them that cheap, but the CDs themselves were no good. Recording everything the way i do, they had popping noises and scratching sounds through-out the disc. I gave the spindles to my neighbor. He was happy to get blank CDs free. I WILL NOT say that Maxell makes a bad product: I still record on cassettes and Maxells are one of my top 3 choices for blank chrome tapes. But the discs i bought were just a bad batch. Maxell is still a trusted name for blank tapes with us older DJs that started out with recording on tapes before the CD format became way cheaper and affordable.

Try burning your discs as audio only, and burn them at 24x, 30x, or 32x ONLY. Buy better brand name data CDs, and you should have no problems. If you use my method as an example, and you still have problems, then you need to get a new CD burner for your computer. They are always cheaper at Staples or Office Depot. Hope **** works out for you : D

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Error Code
E-72 01
E-83 01
E-83 02
E-83 03
E-91 01
Description
Player unable to read TOC data.
Disc is rotating, but rotation cannot be ascertained.
Player unable to play back currently inserted disc.
Mechanical operation has failed to complete within
specified time interval.
Possible cause and recommended action
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Disc is soiled or dirty.
= Recommended action: clean disc.
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Dust or some other form of foreign particles have found their
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= Recommended action: remove dust or other foreign particles.
Error Type
TOC READ ERROR
PLAYER ERROR
MECHANICAL TIME OUT

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Don't waste your time on this. With the unit being only 3 months old, it is under warranty. The optics assembly may be defective. Bring the unit back for repair or exchange.
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Hi there,

just read about your issue with the gemini's 02, have had the same ones since december 06, and have had the same problems as you, mainly my 'play' buttons that broke down into the machine.

The first time I had it repaird by the shop I bought them at, after that had several times where the paly button broke into the machine. What I do now is to open the player by unscrewing the screws and it 'tape' the button where it should be.

The tricky thing is that when opening the player, there's like a sound card on top of the buttons, so you need to get that tape in between the card and the button, I learned to do this with a tweaser;

Having said that, I will also tell you that I've had it with this gemini hassle and that I will move to pioneer soon;

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