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Miss aligned laser?

My player will play dvd and cd's but there is a clicking sound that comes with it. What could that be and how can I fix it? I would be greatful for any suggestion that you have for me.

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It would be a very bad idea for you to try and fix this yourself, unless you have some experience with these type of systems. They are difficult to take apart and the problems with the disc player could be a lot of different things. You really should just take it to a service center, they may be able to fix it for about $100, depending on just what is causing this problem and the rates they charge. The DVD/CD mechs in these units are very difficult to diagnose and then repair. I have been repairing car and home audio systems for almost 18 years and can fix just about anything, but I do not like working on these, they are that difficult to repair.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008


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