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Nad cd541i doesn't always read cd's; it can tell me how many tracks/minutes there are but won't find the beginning of the cd; in this case, sometimes if I skip forward two or three tracks and then go back to the first track, it will start playing; is there a simple solution to this problem, which makes me feel that a $500 unit is being disabled by a 25cent piece of plastic somewhere

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It sounds like a physical problem in the laser seek mechanism. Possibly a sticky area on the guides. Heavy reading for all malfunctions related to optical disc...

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/cdfaq.htm

Posted on May 19, 2011

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mcl.vlb@tiscali.it

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