Some tips for repairing a home CD player include cleaning a CD, cleaning the lens, cleaning the tray and replacing the tray motor. These are the four main fixes for common problems.
Troubleshooting involves learning to identify the CD player problem, while repair involves keeping CD cleaners, canned air and tools handy. Several common problems fall into one of five categories: mechanical, electrical adjustments, power problems, bad connections and electrical component failure. These do not require a service manual or sophisticated tools to solve. Repairing a home CD player at home typically costs far less than bringing it to a service center or replacing it.