Audio Players & Recorders

Audio Players & Recorders
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Our old Technics CD player keeps jumping tracks even on good CD's. Seems worst when just turned on. Also worse at higher volume (vibration ?).

Posted by peterrobe743 on Nov 10, 2009

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Audio Players & Recorders

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Hello. Thanks for selecting fixya. I can assist you. The most common causes of your CD player skipping can be scratched disks, dirty lens or faulty laser pickup. The first thing to do is to test your unit with a know good CD, check for scratches and never touch the shiny side with your fingers. If it looks like a new CD and is not a recordable CD (some players don't like recordable CDs) then this is the CD we will use for test. put it in the player most players should read the table of contents (toc) within 2 to 3 seconds, now press play. Did the player take a long time to play track one and is it skipping? now try the last track, it too should play within a few seconds and not skip. If your unit failed any of these tests it maybe time to clean the lens. CD lens cleaners do work in 50% of cases but if its too dirty, cleaning it manually is the only way to go. If your unit is a multi disk unit or 3 in one I recommend trying the CD cleaner as access to the CD lens in one of these type of units ranges from difficult to impossible and best left to the experts. Other home component type units are often easy to work on sometimes with only 4 screws needing to be removed. Firstly unplug the unit unscrew the top and remove, you should see the CD deck in the unit take a look for a black box with a blue lens (it maybe under the CD clamper) this what you want to clean. You will need cotton buds and I recommend isopropyl alcohol.
The most common causes of your CD player skipping can be scratched disks, dirty lens or faulty laser pickup. The first thing to do is to test your unit with a know good CD, check for scratches and never touch the shiny side with your fingers. If it looks like a new CD and is not a recordable CD (some players don't like recordable CDs) then this is the CD we will use for test. put it in the player most players should read the table of contents (toc) within 2 to 3 seconds, now press play. Did the player take a long time to play track one and is it skipping? now try the last track, it too should play within a few seconds and not skip. If your unit failed any of these tests it maybe time to clean the lens. CD lens cleaners do work in 50% of cases but if its too dirty, cleaning it manually is the only way to go. If your unit is a multi disk unit or 3 in one I recommend trying the CD cleaner as access to the CD lens in one of these type of units ranges from difficult to impossible and best left to the experts. Other home component type units are often easy to work on sometimes with only 4 screws needing to be removed. Firstly unplug the unit unscrew the top and remove, you should see the CD deck in the unit take a look for a black box with a blue lens (it maybe under the CD clamper) this what you want to clean. You will need cotton buds and I recommend isopropyl alcohol.
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