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My cd player works intermittently

A few weeks ago, I noticed that there was a scratching sound when playing a cd at a volume of 30-35. Recently, the unit will turn off and the lights on the panel will flash like a strobe light. When this happens, I am unable to eject cd or use the radio. Sometimes the unit will turn back on and play for a few, then shut back off again. I have reset the unit a few times, but always get the same problem. I have taken the unit out and removed the connections, replaced the fuse, and reconnected the player. It will then work for a period of time. I've noticed that if I keep the bass turned down on the settings and keep the volume at a minimum, it will work. Can you offer a suggestion? It seems like it's overheating. Can I get the unit repaired for an affordable price, or get a new unit. The stereo came with the car - I bought it from a good friend who purchased the radio. Can it be repaired under warranty? Please help... Billy Hollowell

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  • billyho1977 Sep 16, 2008

    I asked on of the "Pros" the question and have yet to receive a reply. I guess that you have to pay to get any answers from them... I have tried a few things, but they only work for a couple of days. 1. I unplugged the unit for a few minutes and plugged it back in - worked for a few hours, until I turned it up a little bit ( 20/50 ). 2. I replaced both fuses ( on radio and in fuse box ) - didn't help. 3. Most recently, I unplugged the unit and brought it in the house so the power would drain from it completely. That was 5 days ago and its worked O.K. - up until today... I noticed the same "scratching" noise and the intermittent "cut-outs". I don't have any clue what to do. I have a feeling that maybe the internal amp is going out. After it heats up and has been used for a while it starts to act up. What I can't figure out is why it takes so long for it to overheat. You would think that it would have a constant supply of power, even though it is only a small amount when the car is shut off, when it is being used and would start to heat up rather quickly. I really don't have the money right now to buy a new unit, and I definitely don't want to go the "used" route, so I'm stuck between a rock and JVC... I guess I'll never get the answer on here to my problem, so I guess I'll just have to put up with it for a little longer. Thank God that the unit is easily accessed and simple to remove/replace! Let me know if you hear anything else and I'll let you know if I hear anything. Billy @ billyho1977 on


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I dunno wot is happenin but the same thing is happenin 2 my cd player nd it reli annoyin! please sum1 help!!!

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