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Grundig 101 music system suddenly stopped playing CD when I turned up volume and now when I insert a CD the display shows 00 and then says "disc". Solution please?

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  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Hi - tried putting in lens cleaner previously with same result as other CDs - "disc" came up when I pressed the "play" button. Does that give a further clue to problem?

    Am in Spain, so it´s going to be a problem calling the technical support, I fear.

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Hi - I phoned Grundig - they say they do not repair this model. It seems a shame-although it is not new, we have been away from the house for most of the last 8 years, except for very brief periods, and it has been hardly used. He told me I need to buy a new one!

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    The intention was helpful and I was advised to phone the maker. Unfortunately the model no longer has any download options for repair.


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Problem is either firmware/software or lens, both problems result in the unit not reading any disk.

NO firmware or software for this model is listed on Grundig web site. Open, find contact, call the technical support and ask if firmware or software update is available. If it is, download the update, burn a CD using the computer and start the player with the upgrade CD inside.

If that does not fix the problem or if update is not available, proceed in cleaning the lens. This can be done using a cleaner CD or accessing lens directly and cleaning it. See:Fixing problems with the optical laser lens.

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    Ginko Aug 23, 2010

    If the unit displays erratical behaviour, that is often one more indication that the firmware is responsible.

    If you are in Spain call Grundig Espana:
    Bienvenidos a Grundig España

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Hi - have called Grundig - they say they do not repair this model. I have to buy a new one. Seems a shame - although it´s not new, it has been used very, very little as we have both been absent from this flat for most of the last 8 years!

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Hi - have called Grundig - they say they do not repair this model. I have to buy a new one. Seems a shame - although it´s not new, it has been used very, very little as we have both been absent from this flat for most of the last 8 years!

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 23, 2010


    If Grundig Spain does not repair this model, that usually means that the unit has been purchased in a different country. You can still try dropping an email to Grundig in the country of purchase (eg. if it is UK search for Grundig UK contact in google).

    The alternative is buying a new combo.

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Hi - no, it was definitely purchased here in Spain - my husband bought it and he´s Spanish!
    Seems to me they are probably more interested in selling new equipment than bothering to repair old. And it´s such a good sound system, too. Wonder if a local company might do it. I´´ll investigate. I just thought it might be something easily solved. Thanks for your help. Kind regards. Linda

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 23, 2010

    Hi Linda.

    You can call Sony Spain again, and ask the address of an authorized repair, or ask to any local repairer. If there is no access to firmware the repair will be done changing either DVD drive or main board, and in both cases it may result in a too-expensive price compared to the value of the unit (about 150/200 eurosor a new unit).

    Here an LG combo VHS/DVD .

    If the VHS section of your grundig is working I suggest using it as VHS (they are quite expensive now), and eventually buying a DVD recorder or a blue ray to be connected externally to your Grundig.

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Hi - it´´s the CD (MUSIC) Player that isn´t working, not the DVD! It´s a 101 CD player, not a VHS-DVD. We have a separate DVD player (a Thomson)!!! Have we been on the wrong track?

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 23, 2010

    Hi, no , things do not change, and even the kind of fault.

    Sorry about the confusion, after answering to your question I did a number of CD, DVDs, combo and other devices, I confused your case with a lady with a faulty combo that I answered earlier this morning.

    The only difference in my response concerns the replacement. A quality CD unit today can be purchased for less than 100 Euros, that will be less than the repair price. The best choice is getting a replacement CD

  • lindajwareha Aug 23, 2010

    Ok thanks - no problem. Will buy another one then. Kind regards. Linda

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 23, 2010

    Hi Linda.

    You are welcome.

    Have a good day.



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