I Cant Get The Cd Player To Play. Keeps Asking For A Disc When There Is One In
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Can you let me know the make/model of your player please?
Can you hear if the disc is "spinning up" at all or if it's just sitting still without moving?
sharp XL-HP515, sn 40203966 disc is spinning up
Thanks for the info
Good to hear that it is at least trying to read the disc.
This type of problem is often caused by a contaminated laser lens. You can attempt to clean it by blowing out the disc tray/slot area with a can of compressed air for dusting computers (keep the can upright only so you don't get chemical propellant on the lens).
If this doesn't help, you can try a specialty cleaning disc (Allsop 23321 Ultra Pro Carbon-Edge DVD and CD-Drive Cleaner) which has little brushes that clean the lens more thoroughly.
If neither of these cleaning steps help, then this is more likely a hardware fault, which could include a bad laser emitter or pickup, faulty spindle motor or laser transport, bad d/a converter, etc. Any of these issues would require repair/replacement.
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