CD player stops during songs

Not sure where to post this. I have a portable CD player that will play 5 or 6 songs on a CD, then during the next songs it always stops in the middle of songs. Sometimes it starts playing (where it left off), after a few minutes. Other times it just stops and never starts playing again unless I hit a button. It does not "skip", it just stops during the song. It's always the 5th or 6th song and all higher numbers. Is this just an electronic failure, or does the laser need cleaning (and how)? I never had a CD player do something this weird.
Kelly
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On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 23:47:04 -0500, kjulles2@______.com wrote:

I don't know the answer but you can probably get help at rec.audio.pro. Good luck.
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Hi,
There are better groups to post it, but little can be helped. It sounds like the mechanism which moves the laser is not working, the way it should. The laser head moves from the inner edge of the CD to outer, during play. If it stops in about the same place, but does not skip, something is preventing it from moving. Sounds like a "basket case".
RichK

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What is it? A stepper motor? Maybe it just needs a little oil??? I oiled a stepper motor in a floppy drive and it worked a little longer.
I never tore a CD player apart. Seems to me an old turntable with a needle is much simpler.... Just change the needle yearly and it lasts forever. (and they say technology makes life easier).... NOT !!!!
Mark
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Clean the lens, but it is likely dirt Ive blowm out units with compressed air that did the same thing, probably dirt inside it, see if you can turn it on and off with the door open, push in the lock pin and see were it is held up, if air wont help maybe try to force it through the complete movement back and forth while it is trying to activate
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