Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority. Hi Bill, sorry to hear you're having trouble.
This is a pretty old system, so probably beyond salvage at this point.
This type of problem is often caused by a contaminated laser lens. You can attempt to clean it by blowing out the disc tray/slot area with a can of compressed air for dusting computers (keep the can upright only so you don't get chemical propellant on the lens). If this doesn't help, you can try a specialty cleaning disc (Allsop ProLens Laser Lens Diagnostic Cleaner) which has little brushes that clean the lens more thoroughly.
If neither of these cleaning steps help, then this is more likely a hardware fault, which could include a bad laser emitter or pickup, faulty spindle motor or laser transport, bad d/a converter, etc. Any of these issues would require repair/replacement.
For replacement, most any cd player will work just fine. Really ever single disc or changer is going to have the typical analog (red/white) stereo output cables that would allow it to connect to the remainder of your system. You could even use an existing dvd/bluray player as a music cd player.
Hi Nathan thanks for your initial reply and have tried to
clean as you suggested although I have done this before
but no joy so I think I must get a new 6 disc cd player that
I can use with my system could you please advise as to
the one close to the unit I should look for ,again thanks billc
Hi Bill, Thanks for testing the cleaning, sorry that didn't help.
Onkyo DX-C390B 6 Disc CD Changer (click for link)
Yamaha CDC 600 CD Player
I did ask is there a 6 change cd player compatible to the
system I could look for if not I must get a completely new
set up as you say its 20 years old and has been good