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Every disc in tray ends with noise after a minute

Used system, what 5 times in a year? CD tray (5 cd exchangeer)full, ALL CD's free of scratches, dust, etc, skip and or stop after 1 min or less of play, loud scratchy noise, then dies. When I press "play" it does that to the next disc and so on...HELP party in 4 days, hardly used this thing!

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Try a cd cleaning disc, the ones you can buy with the small cleaning brushes on them! It sounds like the laser is dirty.

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If it is an extended spin noise, the drive isn't recognizing the disc. Check if there are scratches and try another disc. If you hear a shaking or rattling, do not use the drive. It's probably better to replace the drive (check if it is under warranty - usually 1 year). This drive has an IDE connection. You will need to check your motherboard specifications to identify if you can replace the drive with a SATA optical drive (more common now) or if you need to find an IDE drive. (Note: OEM drives do not ship with the data cables or software discs, this will matter if you get a SATA drive.)

Some optical drives have a problem with the magnet that holds the disc for the laser to hold it. Some people fix this problem with duct tape; at <$20 for a SATA DVD-RW OEM drive, it isn't worth my time to fix.

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Error 4: CD Player Overcurrent.
Allow the CD player to Cool and Try again.

Sometimes, it also Refer to mechanical disc loading problem. The disc probably hasn't been seating in the #6 carrier properly, leading to some mechanical interference when it is selected. It would seem to be properly seated now, but next time you have it out you might check it on a perfectly smooth flat surface to be sure it is not warped slightly. Try another disc in that position, one you know to be trouble-free.

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If you use "economy" discs particularly, be sure to put a label on them. Most of the cheap discs don't have much of a protective coat on top and scratching the top metal foil finish can lead to serious playback troubles as the disc is read by the laser from the bottom.. In addition to telling you what's ON the disc, the label helps protect that critical foil.

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If you are going to have the Unit Repaired or Exchanged, you should leave the CD in & be sure to tell the Repair Tech to Return it. (usually they do any how).

I do not recommend that you try this procedure, but this is how I remve "most", unless the CD trap is closed.
I will insert a 7" wire with a short 45 degree bend at the end, sideways, on top of the CD apprx 3' into the center of the CD slot. Turn the wire in the middle of the CD hole & carefully pull the CD out.
Typically you will need Repair or Exchange
& most Shops will not Repair or Exchange, if the unit shows signs of Tampering.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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