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When playing a music CD on my LG DVD/Video Recorder Type

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When playing a music CD on my LG DVD/Video Recorder Type RC388, there are frequent silences in the sound. Can this be rectified?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Welcome

Does it play DVDs OK?

Is this happening with different CDs?

How old is the unit please?

Anthony

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It plays DVDs OK.
It happens on all music CDs.
The unit is about 5 years old
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried a laser lens cleaner?you need a quality one however , seems like there is a contaminated lens for the laser, let me know

Anthony

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, I'll go to buy a laser lens cleaner, then let you know the result.Regards,Trevor
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've used a laser lens cleaner a couple of times, but the problem persists. I've played a DVD film all the way through with no problems, but music CDs have gaps in the sound.
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.

Trevor how old is the unit please?

How often is it used for both formats?cd dvd

Anthony

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's about 7 years old and used for DVDs and compact Digital Audio CDs
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.

Trevor its likely the laser pen is on its way out the laser becomes weaker so has trouble tracking in most cases its not an option to replace the laser (depends if the unit is very high spec and expensive) due to the costs.

I am sorry for poor news here

Let me know if you need more help

Anthony