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Re: CD player skips
Try cleaning the lens. If you can see the lens when you open it to put a cd in, you can clean the lens yourself with a q-tip. Use a very small amount of alcohol or windex, just enough to make the tip of the q-tip moist, and rub it on the glass lens in a circular motion. then use the dry end of the q-tip to dry it off. You can then try another cd and see if it plays good. If so, you are good to go, if not, you probably need a new laser pick up. If it needs a new laser, you may want to just buy a new boombox. The repair will most likely cost as much or more than a new boombox would.
If you are not able to see the lens and clean it yourself, try using a cleaning disc. They do not work as good, but they can help. You run it for about 20 seconds, or whatever the directions state. Then give it another try, see if it plays better.
Those are the only reasonable steps for an end user who is not experienced with repairing these type of units. anything else you may end up trying could just cause more damage to the unit, if you are not experienced with electronic repairs.
I hope this helps, let me know if you need more help.
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hi there. Use a lens cleaner to clean your CD player's lens properly. Unscrew the top cover of the player and locate the laser lens, which is located just adjacent to the central disc drive. ... If theCD player is still skipping after the lens has been cleaned, there is likely a hardware problem that needs to be solved.31 Mar 2015
Why does a CD player skip?They don't scratch as easily as vinyl LPs, but I've damaged half a dozen CDs over the years. If a CD is skipping, first give it good clean using a CD wipe or mild soap and water. Dry carefully with a lint-free cloth in a straight line from the centre to the edge. Rubbing in circles can cause more damage.12 Aug 2005Buyer beware: to fix a CD that skips, first try good old soap and water ...www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Buyer-beware-to-fix-a-CD-that-skips-first-try-good-old-soap-an...Search for: Why does a CD player skip?
How do you fix a CD player that skips?Clean the CD if it skips or the player can't read it. Use a clean lint-free cotton cloth and make sure the CD is not scratched. Use a lens-cleaning CD in the player. If you can access the lens without opening the case, clean it with a cotton swab and lenscleaner.12 Jul 2010How to Troubleshoot a CD Player - YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAlPb7NBvz4Search for: How do you fix a CD player that skips?
The CD drive in your CDJ is hunting for the disc, i.e it has become difficult for the player to read the disc. Keep your ears next to the loading slot after inserting a CD, you will hear a motor spin up then slow down then spin up again and if this continues the system will lock out the eject function. Or else the disc will come flying out!!. Either you need lens cleaning ( try a cleaning kit ) or replacement ( If the player has crossed over 500 hours of use )
unfortunately if your disc is clean and scratch free your laser will be weak and need replacing,, on that model cleaning the laser is a waste of time and money as its a sealed cabinet --check for flaws on your disc itself
The skipping happens because the lens is weak,to solve this problem open the cd player so you can see the lens.Clean the lens with cotton wool dabbed in a little methylated spirit(wipe carefully).This should stop the skipping.
If the skipping continues then the lens is too weak to play CD's so it is best that you change the lens of your CD player.
Is it belt driven? My guess is that the belt needs to be replaced. If it's direct drive, it's probably the motor itself. Make sure you try some different CDs. Sometimes when there are scratches or smudges, the laser can't read the disk and it will stop. You may want to try a laser cleaning disk too. They are cheap and I have saved several computer drives by using one.
Hi I have the CD-Mix 1 unit and my left hand disk tray is doing exactly as you describe, i have dismantled the whole thing and tested out and looked at as much as i can and everything seems okay. It's almost like something isn't quite lining up properly when the disk tray is closed because I have found that pulling down the tray door and using my thump to hit the right hand side of the tray itself eventually gets the disk spinning. The main issue is that when you hit the unit so hard the cd playing in the other tray skips as you would probably expect...But at least this information might at least let you spin up one and then fade/mix with the other afterwards. If you do find out the exact issue, please email me at [email protected] Thanks!
It sounds as if you've covered about as much as you can do without pulling it out and taking to the repair shop. Something you should definitely do if all this skipping is taking place whilst the car is stationary.
A lot of earlier car CD players wouldn't accept the burn it yourself type disks and perhaps the factory CD was damaged. Try a few more factory CDs before you do anything else. Just because a disk plays on the Computer or cd Player in the house doesn't mean it will behave itself in the car.
If you've has the unit for a while you could have the smear of grease they put on the worm drive gummed up with dust and this is stopping the disk carriage from moving freely. Or perhaps the heads are out of alignment due to constant vibration from rough roads. Either of these problems would mean a removal and either a clean or the repair shop.