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Im getting a display message on my cd player saying no disc,but there are discs actually in there.it will pick the disc up but it will not play any of my discs.could you please help.

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  • minimadmanda Jul 04, 2008

    its an alba cd player and thanx 4 ur help. minimadmanda@hotmail.co.uk

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Try using a lens cleaning disc and see if that helps, if not, it will need service by a professional. The most common reason for that error is a bad laser pick up in most cd players. You never gave the model number or who makes your cd player so there is not much more that can be offered.

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