Why won't the system read CDs?
When I insert a CD, it will not play. The display says "reading", but no sound comes out. The CD plays fine on my computer, but doesn't work on this system. I have tried this with multiple CDs, and the same thing happens to all of them.
Is this a good question?
I have a very similar problem with a Panasonic SA PMX 70B. At times it plays but stops after ~1 minute and as with Michael Ebert's problem the same happens with multiple CDs. On removal and re-insertion of the CD the display says "reading" for a few minutes and finally "no play".
Could the problem be something to do with CD alignment or possibly something needs cleaning?
Any comments appreciated.
Hi @Niall ,
The CD player could simply be defective. What kind of internal connector does it have?
You could try cleaning the head with one of the Laser Lens Cleaner Cleaning Kits with the tiny soft brushes.
Otherwise the laser could be slightly out of alignment.
Thank you for your response.
I will try one of the laser lens cleaning kits as you suggest and post some photos of the CD drive and its connectors after I open the box.
You posted your photo as an "Answer" which it is not.
So it looks like it is all proprietary so no simple replacement of drive. Just get one of the cleaning disks. I wouldn't open it up further. No Point.
Ok and thanks. I will post another comment when I have tried the cleaning disk.
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