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Our Sony CFD-E100 CD player has started playing only the

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Our Sony CFD-E100 CD player has started playing only the first 10 to 12 songs then shuts off. Happens omn all discs. How can we salvage it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

Does it turn off entirely (powers off)? Or does it seem to stay on but the disc stops?
Will it power off if just on radio mode?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Stays on but display goes to "00" .
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for confirming.

That is not an issue with the lens that cleaning can help, it is a defect in the transport mechanism. There is no "fix" for that, as this is a 14 year old model, there are no parts available for it, and it would cost you $150+ to have it repaired at the component level. You could buy a brand new portable cd player for a fraction of that, which is really the only practical option here.

I can recommend some replacements if you'd like though.

Best regards, ***** ***** for the news,


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