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CD changer getting worse about skipping
« on: 07 March 2007, 18:35:06 »

99 w/ 152K, so CD changer has been used a lot.  It is getting worse about randomly skipping, although this may be more on CDR's than original CDs.  What about plugging in an iPod instead?  Would that be cheaper than a new CD changer?  (I currently use the iPod on a tape adapter which works well.)  I do like using the CD changer for short trips since radio reception is not good around here, and the iPod is a pain for short trips.
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2007, 19:07:39 »

Try a different brand of CDRs, I had issues with some cheapo no brand stuff in the car, so I changed to a different cheapo no brand, with better results.  Still occasionally does it, or sometimes just insists a disc isn't there (requiring eject to get it to rescan for it), but not often...
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #2 on: 10 March 2007, 11:22:48 »

Try a lense cleaner....if you have one.....

It might be that the pick-up is getting tired (although these seem to last very well...)
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #3 on: 10 March 2007, 13:44:30 »

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Cheers, Ill see if I can find one.
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #4 on: 10 March 2007, 14:35:36 »

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Cheers, Ill see if I can find one.
Worked for me, you can use mine if you don't find one  :)
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #5 on: 10 March 2007, 17:17:27 »

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Cheers, Ill see if I can find one.
Worked for me, you can use mine if you don't find one  :)
Cool, I'll be in touch.  You ever get yours running right?
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2007, 14:39:49 »

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Worked for me, you can use mine if you don't find one  :)
Cool, I'll be in touch.  You ever get yours running right?
The CD player is fine (except for certain CDR's), car's still rough........
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #7 on: 12 March 2007, 15:33:02 »

I had exactly this problem - the unit never skipped, but would not recognise my CD-R discs.  There were not cheap brands but Verbatim.

I tried the lense cleaner several times but this did not cure the problem.

In the end, I got so fed up, I installed a complete Pioneer set up.
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #8 on: 25 March 2007, 14:02:54 »

I've had problems with Tesco's CDRs, they are sh*te in the Omega changers....

Sometimes it would take 5 mins to pick up a CD..

Any others are OK for me though...
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Re: CD changer getting worse about skipping
« Reply #9 on: 05 April 2007, 13:39:14 »

if you are copying to cdr's on your own computer. check how fast it is recording at. most cheap discs are between 4-12x speed. if your pc is copying at faster it may cause it to skip
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