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Old 10-24-1999, 10:40 PM
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I can understand that a CD changer does live in a harsh environment (cold in the winter/hot in the summer), but I surely would have expected the Alpine unit in my 300E to last longer than 6 years for all that money!! Anyhow, the thing is taking ever so long to begin playing a disc, and there's staticy sound coming from the speakers when the disc is playing which I suspect is a dirty laser lens. Do any of you have any good methods of getting these things to function better? I really don't want to have to purchase another one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 10-24-1999, 10:46 PM
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My suggestion would be to take the changer to a car audio dealer and have them professionally clean the lens and that should make it like new again, I have a friend with a cd player that skipped all the time and he had it cleaned, now it is like new again. I am sure that is the problem, all cd players get dirty after years of service. Should cost about 30 bucks but I am not sure on that, as it varies from shop to shop.
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Old 10-25-1999, 07:13 AM
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I did a lens cleaning myself on a cd changer. Just take a lens cleaner, take your changer in pieces to access the lense, clean it, let it dry, and hope you've got a brand new player

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