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My Sony CFD-ZW155 will not play cds. When I put in a cd, or even the disc lens cleaner, it will not spin, sometimes it will move a fraction of an inch, but then it always reads no cd. So, I don't "think" it's a lens problem. Also the round disc shape part that is attached to the lid seems loose. It looks like it applies pressure to the cd, holding it in place to spin. Any suggestions? and how do I get in to the cd player case?

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  • John McVey Aug 05, 2010

    No, I fixed it myself. Thanks.

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Hi, it's the motor that controls the lens that is bad and that makes the cd play.you will need to replace the motor it will work fine.

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  • John McVey Aug 05, 2010

    Thanks, well, before I got your answer, I took a micro-fiber cloth and wiped off the lens. It also seemed to move the lens around a little so maybe it was stuck.
    Put in a cd and it played! I then ran my disc cleaner and it's playing right now as I type.
    Thanks for your input though. I hope it doesn't come to any more repairs.

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