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 Post subject: Acura RSX won't play CDs
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:25 am 
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The CD player in my Acura RSX (Type S) suddenly stopped playing CDs - when you load one, it takes several seconds then it ejects it, saying "disc"

Perhaps the lens needs cleaning? How would I go about doing this - the only entry is a slit that you push the CD into.

Or any other thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:07 am 
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You can by CD lens claners that are a CD.
You put the CD in and as it spins it will clean the laser.

Otherwise you need to remove the unit from the dash, open it up and clean it.

How old is the car?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:11 am 
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it's a 2002 model


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:16 am 
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Slot load CD players are a nasty thing to clean the heads on with those cleaning disks. In fact, the 2 of cleaning disks I use (TDK and a no-name generic one) here specifically say that they are not to be used on slot loading players. The 2 others are of the zero clearance type, but 1 won't read the instruction layer on anything but a DVD player while the other (Maxell MaxLink Pro) seems to work in anything but a PS3 drive. They also say, as do the owners manuals for most CD players, that the laser head should be cleaned every 50 to 100 hours of use (the Maxell actually says every 10 hours of use) which makes the fact that most CD players go thousands to tens of thousands of hours without cleaning and still play just fine nothing short of amazing. Avoid using any cleaning disk that does not specifically say "Made for CDs", as they usually can only be read by DVD players. CD cleaning disks are getting harder and harder to find.

If you can't find one, you may have to disassemble it to clean the laser the old fashioned way. What does your car's owner's manual say?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:19 am 
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try a can of compressed air. simply push the straw piece through the opening and give it a good blast.

sometimes it can get dusty and the laser cant see the disk.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:20 am 
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I haven't looked in the manual, actually (I am ashamed to admit)

Is it likely that the problem is, in fact, a dirty lens?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:25 am 
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Tough to say, that is an 11 year old CD player...I have never had a stock Honda/Acura cd player make it past 8 years old!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:40 am 
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Time for a new car. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:25 pm 
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are you buying?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Sorry, I need one with a working CD player. :lol:


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