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Shows no disc

Will not recognize store bought disc or any disc that it has played before. It is about 5 yrs old but not used a lot.

will play CD's and has good sound

I have heard that this is a sign of laser going bad. what would that cost to replace?

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Costs around $ 10- $ 15 max
The reading lens inside the player should have accumulated dirt You can get lens cleaning kits and this problem will be solved easily.

this problem occurs quite often if the players are used for a long time with dirty media

Many cleaning products out there.. heres one.... click here

In someway or the other buying cheap players for 30 -40$ and just discarding it after getting good reasonable time of work from it, seems to be a good alternative!

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