Consumer Electronics

Electronics Repair Questions? Ask an Electronics Technician

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have A RCA Thomson component unit with a 5 disc changer mo…

Customer Question
I have A RCA Thomson...
I have A RCA Thomson component unit with a 5 disc changer model RS253TK
and the changer is not working correctly. It skips over CD and will only play a few.

MM
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Consumer Electronics
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Electronics Question
Answered in 7 hours by:
6/30/2010
Electronics Technician: Gina-Moderator, Moderator replied 8 years ago
Gina-Moderator
Gina-Moderator, Moderator
Category: Consumer Electronics
Satisfied Customers: 13
Experience: Moderator at JustAnswer
Verified
Hi,

I'm Gina, a Moderator for JustAnswer. :)

Thanks for your question! I'm sorry that you haven't received an answer yet. The response rate on JustAnswer is usually over 95%, but sometimes questions go un-answered when:

1. the question seems to request an answer for something that cannot be explained online adequately
2. the Experts that are online simply don't have the resources to answer your question fully
3. the question may be unclear

Please feel free to re-word your question or add additional information you might feel helpful for the Experts to assist you.
If you would still like to receive an answer from an Expert, just let me know, and I will do my best to assist you by finding an Expert to help you.

If you have any questions regarding deposits or billing, please feel free to use the help link below:

http://www.justanswer.com/help/contact.aspx


Best,
Gina
JustAnswer Moderator
Ask Your Own Consumer Electronics Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

 

Do you have an expert that knows about the RCA Five Disc Changers Model RS253TK?

 

Thank You, MM

Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 8 years ago
Aric
Aric, Technician
Category: Consumer Electronics
Satisfied Customers: 47,822
Experience: 15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
Verified

You can try several methods of cleaning the laser lens to see if it helps clear up the problem. The first is to purchase a CD/DVD laser lens cleaner disc, and run it through the system several times.

 

 

If it still doesn't work, you can opt to clean the lens directly, by using isopropyl alcohol, and a lint-free cloth to gently wipe the "eye". Then use a dry spot on the cloth to buff the eye clean. If the CD player is still not reading discs, then the lens or transport mechanism is faulty and would need to be replaced.

 

If this answers your question, please click "Accept". Tips and Bonuses are welcome and appreciated!!

Ask Your Own Consumer Electronics Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an electronics technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Aric Your Own Question
Aric
Aric
Aric, Technician
Category: Consumer Electronics
Satisfied Customers: 47,822
47,822 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company

Aric is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I'm screaming your praises!! WOW! I plugged my TV in and bammo! The picture came on bright and beautiful. What a relief! YOU saved me some money and headache.

VMUnited States

I love this site! $9 instead of a repairman or new/used frig can't be beaten. This older woman will worry less now that she knows about this site. Bless you all.

WindyUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Steve G.

Steve G.

Engineer

2,358 satisfied customers

VP of electronic repair company. Audio nut since 1974. Home Theater advisor. Vinyl holdout!

John

John

Engineer and electronic enthusiast for more than 12 years.

228 satisfied customers

I am here to help you!

Russell H.

Russell H.

Service Tech

4,832 satisfied customers

8+ years of professional experience

Louie

Louie

Technician

4,619 satisfied customers

25+ yrs. experience in the field and 5+ yrs. online, down to component level.

Greg A.

Greg A.

Engineer

1,394 satisfied customers

Engineer / Consultant

Rod

Rod

Systems Engineer

1,319 satisfied customers

FCC Commercial Licenses, BSCS, ASEET, 40+years Electronics & Communication Systems

Martin

Martin

Engineer

1,248 satisfied customers

16 years, include works in aluminium plant, industrial machinery, military weapons, programming

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Electronics Questions
I have a Technics stereo component system. About 20 years
Hi Pearl! I have a Technics stereo component system. About 20 years ago, I had to replace the turntable (diamond stylus was no longer made) with a 5-cd changer/player. Last week, it failed to skip to … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
4,619 satisfied customers
I have a sony cdp 50 disc changer (5 CDs). It has been in storage
I have a sony cdp 50 disc changer (5 CDs). It has been in storage for several years. When I hooked it up it worked---mostly. At first it gave me a message "EEEE" and wouldn't respond. If I turn it off… read more
Neil
Neil
Associate Degree
2,630 satisfied customers
I have a Denon 5 CD Auto Changer. It has been working fine
I have a Denon 5 CD Auto Changer. It has been working fine but I have not used it in about 18 months. I moved it to an new apartment and have tried to connect it with a new receiver. When I load the 5… read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
have a 5 changer cd player, PD2500. It does not play the discs,
have a 5 changer cd player, PD2500. It does not play the discs, just skips to next disc. Seems like it does not recognize the discs. pls e-mail [email protected] Thanks.… read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
I have a JVC XL-F252 5 disc cd changer that Ive had for a
I have a JVC XL-F252 5 disc cd changer that I've had for a long time. It plays very well on mosts cds but on some it skips madly. Is there anything I can do to stop the skipping?… read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
I have a pioneer mult-cd changer, model # XXXXX It is several
I have a pioneer mult-cd changer, model # XXXXX It is several years old, 5+. It skips often and will freeze. Any ideas onn how to resolve this? Know any place to take it if needed. we are in Columbia … read more
Nathan
Nathan
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
Trouble with my 5 Changer CD stereo system SA-PM533. There
Trouble with my 5 Changer CD stereo system SA-PM533. There are 5 CD's in it and I cannot get the changer to open nor will it play the CD's. The Tape works correctly and plays, the Music works correctl… read more
Rod
Rod
Systems Engineer
Graduate Certificate
1,319 satisfied customers
I have a Yamaha CDC-656 5 CD player, sale. my question is,
I have a Yamaha CDC-656 5 CD player, sale. my question is, can I replace the one I have with the CDC-625 5 CD player?… read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
Do not have tablet to my stereo, I have a Emerson 6 cd changer,
Do not have tablet to my stereo, I have a Emerson 6 cd changer, can load 3 cd but can't load the others, can you tell me how to turn the cd changer for to get 3 more cds in,or what do i push to get th… read more
Expert-Repair
Expert-Repair
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
I OWN A 6 CD CHANGER FROM M&S SYSTEM AND IT IS SKIPPING AND
I OWN A 6 CD CHANGER FROM M&S SYSTEM AND IT IS SKIPPING AND DO NOT PLAY THE DISCS. THANK YOU FOR YOU PROMPT ATTENTION… read more
Nathan
Nathan
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
I have one of the first bose lifestyle systems, which still
I have one of the first bose lifestyle systems, which still works great. But my Cd player, which is a five disc player, doesn't recognize CDR's, CDRW's, and doesn't have an auxiliary port for hooking … read more
Rod
Rod
Systems Engineer
Graduate Certificate
1,319 satisfied customers
i just purchased a used Bose Wave Music System and Multi CD
i just purchased a used Bose Wave Music System and Multi CD Changer. The Wave System works great as well as Disc #1 in the Wave player. Unfortunately I am having problems playing CD's in the Multi Cha… read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
My RCA rs 2600 multi disc changer will not play any CDs. The
My RCA rs 2600 multi disc changer will not play any CDs. The window note is "NoDisc" even tho I have loaded the changer. With even one disc, the note appears and will not play the slotted disc. Any th… read more
Expert-Repair
Expert-Repair
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
My Wave System is about 12-16 months old. The main unit is
My Wave System is about 12-16 months old. The main unit is fine but the the multi-cd changer has been acting up for about a week. Either the discs skip and stall or they don't play at all because the … read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
I have a Kenwood Component System/compact Hi-Fi System, Model
I have a Kenwood Component System/compact Hi-Fi System, Model XD-500. The disc player skips. Is there any way to repair it? My zip code is 81428. Is there a repair technician anywhere near me or would… read more
Aric
Aric
Technician
Run A/V and repair business for over
47,822 satisfied customers
I have a Panasonic DVD Home Theater Sound System Model # SC-HT67.
I have a Panasonic DVD Home Theater Sound System Model # XXXXX It has a 6-disc changer but I can only get one of the tryas to eject. I am instructed to 1) Select DVD/CD as the source 2)Press Disc Skip… read more
James
James
Field Service Engineer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4 satisfied customers
I have a 5 CD changer, Model CDP-CE525. How do you change the
I have a 5 CD changer, Model CDP-CE525. How do you change the discs one at a time to load or unload the discs.… read more
James
James
Field Service Engineer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4 satisfied customers
My Nakamichi 6 cd changer skips atthe end of a track. Ive used
My Nakamichi 6 cd changer skips atthe end of a track. Ive used a maxel laser lens cleaning brush repeatedly to no avail. Is there a fix? -Bob… read more
Stereowiz
Stereowiz
Electronic engineering (Lima)
589 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x