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Philips FW-C399 Radio/CD Player. Getting "Disc not finalized" when trying to play regular CDs,although it will play CDs made by myself viz. CD-R CD-RW. Have not been able to clean lens as machine will not read cleaning disc.

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This error "disc error", "no disc present" or " can\'t read cd". This all error are related to lens problem.If the lens is dirty or if the lens is got cracked or if the lens is getting blocked then it can happen.The lens is very thin glass material.You can say the lens is the "eye" of the unit.If the eye is dirty then it will not see the object.The unit needs to be opened carefully and this lens has to be checked.If any dust is collected clean it.Using the cd lens cleaner helps,but if the dust is got stuck hard or if its any other internal part then the lens cleaner will not help.If the lens is got cracked then the lens assembly has to be replaced. You can use dry tissue to clean the lens.once the unit is opened.------------This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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seems like the optical pick-up (lens) is worn out. replacement would solve this problem rather cleaning dont helps in most cases.
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Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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