When we place CDs in and close it you can hear it running. The display says "reading" for a long time and then we get "no disc" and the changer continues to spin and read each CD space. Is the problem the eye not being able to read? The CDs we are using are the same that ran in the stereo previously. If the problem is the eye is this expensive and can it be replaced by us and if so where would we get the part? The system is 1 1/2 years old and was a Christmas present for my 16 year old son and I feel terrible that it is not working properly.
I greatly appreciate any and all help!
I found that if I never buy another product from RCA or Thompson, I don't have a problem. It never worked right out of the box,(it was a present so had no where to return it to), but iot made a terrific target at 50 yards for my rifle.
I got mine to work. Not exactly sure what I did but I think this is how it went:
I think I inserted 3 CDs. I went to tape mode (or game mode) and waited for a while. I heard the disc tray making a noise without me doing anything. Then I pressed disk skip while still in the other mode (tape or game). The stereo spun the disc after skipping to the next disc. I waited again until the disc stopped spinning. Then I went to disc mode. I think I let it read the disc by itself and it showed the tracks and the time on the LCD display. I pressed play and it played!
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yes it could be the laser that needs a clean,just get your self a laser cleaning disc and run it through a couple of times that should clean it up for you.if this does not work just get back to me.
The discs were not "finalized" or "closed" - place the cd's back on your computer cd-rom drive and search the help file of your CD burning software and search for "closing disc" or "finalizing disc." Some programs will allow you to close or finalize after you have already burned them, but others (Sony SoundForge is one exmaple) will not allow it - you may have to re-burn the discs and select the option that says "close disc after finishing" (this option is usually left unchecked by default, because closing or finalizing a disc prevents you from adding any new information to the disc).
Have you read the section of manual relating to 'Importing CDs' ?
Select a playlist, press 'playlist edit' - press HD/CD - insert CD, close drawer. Once Alesis has scanned disc, press 'track move' - display should read Move CDTrk -> Trknn where 'nn' is the next available track in playlist. Press Cursor Left to place cursor under CDTrk, press Down/No, and display should read Move CD->Playlist. If you now hit Yes it will copy all CD tracks to the active playlist (it'll prompt if the playlist isn#'t empty to make sure you want to add the CD to the tracks already in the playlist).
Once they are copied to the playlist, you can move them around if required, DSP them, then burn that playlist to a blank CD
If you have a small enough screwdriver and some time it's not too hard. I just fixed one of my kids' walkman (same make & model) yesterday. The motor that spins the gears that makes the laser assembly move back & forth came loose. There is a single screw that holds this motor in place. They should use some lok-tite or similar when they assemble these things.
Sounds like the unit has either a failing load belt to the cd drawer mechanism,not allowing the transport to fully load the cd. Give the unit a gentle tap just after the drawer closes and see if it resolves the problem.
OR a faulty spindle motor, you will have to take the lid off and after pressing play, give the disc a gentle "kickstart". If it then begins to run, then the motor is the problem.
If you find it is neither of these, get back to me here and I we shall go further
Try a lens cleaner cd, as when the lens gets misaligned or if it's quite old, it will find it harder to read a DVD as the tracks are much closer together than that of a VCD as they are cd's and their tracks are wider apart and easier to read.