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SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player

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SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Tue May 12, 2020 9:19 am

I tried cleaning the laser eye after sliding the magazine out like the post I found suggested. I used Isopropyl alcohol on a cotton cue tip and still the CD keeps cycling it sounds like,the disc seems to load in spot but after a few sconds it will not play and keeps recycling or trying to load over and over, any suggestions?

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Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player

Post by scot850 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:30 pm

That is a shame. Perhaps it is just a bad unit. Wish I was closer and I would look at the SC-901 for you. I do find that IPA can sometimes leave a film on anything you clean with it. PITA, but maybe worth another round of cleaning and follow up with a clean cotton bud to wipe any residue.

The SC-900 was known for this, but the SC-901 was not immune to this issue as well.

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Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue May 12, 2020 7:11 pm

Does it do it on all three disk positions?
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Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player

Post by raivis_rsn » Wed May 13, 2020 1:10 pm

Give it one more try. Cleaning brings it back to life if laser is still in working order. I have fixed two SC-901 units this way.

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