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Cd track skidding

I have a marantz cd63 cd player which has trouble with the first and second tracks of some cds; it just seems to skid off. it also skips bits of some tracks and sometimes has trouble reading some cds at all. any ideas?

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A failing spindle motor is very common on these philips drive units in which your cd player uses and is one of the causes of skipping, especially at the beginning of cd's. when the motor is failing and is not running at the correct speed it causes tracking problems especially at the begining of a disc where the motor should run at full speed.

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This can be the first sign that the optics are starting to fail. It can also indicate dirty optics. Try opening up the unit and cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. Also, with a dry cotton swab, clean off the "sled rails". These are the shiny rods that the optic assembly rides on. Sometimes the grease on these rails can collect dirt and cause the movement of the optics assembly to be erratic. Let us know how you make out.
Dan

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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