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Why does my Panasonic RX-DT55 cd player stop mid-track?

I have a Panasonic RX-DT55 Portable Stereo CD System. The CDs play but stop randomly as if running out of steam. Can I repair this (or bring it somewhere - I live in Finland), or must I throw it away? The model is about 17 years old, and served me well so far.

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Reni, it is possible that this caused by a mechanical failure or your CD servo. You may have to take the unit apart and take a look. Once apart, take a look at the spindle motor and clean all the part. the spindle motor would be the most likely reason for the "running out of steam". With a unit that has that many years of good service, sometimes a good cleaning is all that is needed. It all depends on how handy you are as well, since there are a few mosfets ad power transistors that can be at fault. For the CD playback they are IC701-IC705 that may give you issues as well as R701:-) You should find those numbers on the PCB. Hope this helps to at least get you started. Good Luck.

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