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I have a Emerson Model PD6517BL Boombox and keep getting an error message "dn" and the CD will not play.

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SOURCE: I have a Sony" Personal Audio System" /boombox.

Hi, this is a pretty common problem with C.D. players, the laser has lost a bit of its intensity. This possibly can be fixed by adjusting a very small " semi-variable resistor " this should be located on the laser assembly or on the ribbon cable just before the laser. It may be a colored plastic dial with an arrow on the top, or a metal looking screw type looking adjustment ( probably has a bit of enamel to lock in place-this breaks free easily). It may even be labeled " bias ". Use a small phillips jewelers type screwdriver for the plastic kind and a slotted jewelers for the metal. move the adjuster in very small increments one way then or the other if need be. Make note of the original position in case you need to adjust different semi-variable resistors. also its even possible to have a dirty lens, use a jewelers loupe or equivalent to check. a very light touch with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol should do the trick. use opposite end to dry, be sure to not apply excessive pressure-the lenses suspension is extremely delicate. I hope this was useful-let me know if so or even if not so I may try again. Thanks for asking FixYa-good luck, Prodzilla

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