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PHILIPS CDR 606 RECORDER. I was useing the above machine till yesterday without any problem at all. Today i keep getting message "insert CD" after i have put a cd in.. I have tried differnt cd's but keep getting the same message.. After I insert a CD it says Reading, and then says insert CD.. can you please help

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Either the optics have failed or the lens is dirty. Try opening up the unit and cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. Basically the unit can not read the disk and is requesting that you insert one. If the cleaning fails to resolve the problem, you will need to have the optics replaced.
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Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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