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We have been using a GE5803P Muti-Disc DVD in place of a CD player. Lately, it sounds like the disc is rubbing or slipping when it tries to read or play a CD. Is this a common problem for this model? I have taken the cover off for a look, but have not disassembled anything yet. Are parts or service still available? This model has worked well up to now and does microphone inputs for Karaoke.

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I would try running a cleaner disc in it first.
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