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CD player is junk, locks up the whole system rendering it useless
on July 22, 2008
When I first got this system, the CD player seemed to take a long time to play any CD that I put in it. It kept displaying "reading" for about 3 minutes or more before it would ever play the CD. The problem got worse and worse and anytime I power up the system now it gets stuck on "reading" with or without a CD in it. Without a CD it gets stuck on "no disc in CD#1", CD#2, etc. and won't switch to AM or FM, or do anything but stay locked up in this mode. I contacted JVC via email and they told me to clean the CD player with a CD cleaner disc, but this is a brand new out of the box unit and it is not in need of any cleaning. I got no further assistance from JVC other than this scripted response read from a que card statement and runaround. I contacted the seller and they more or less told me that it was out of their hands because it's past their 15 day return policy and good luck getting it fixed. I am still working on getting a local JVC service center to fix this problem but they are closed on vacation right now. I definitely would not ever buy another one of these or anything else from JVC after this (as this was my first JVC purchase). After doing some investigating on the internet, I found that this problem is quite common on this model as well as other JVC models and has been so for years now and they don't do much to fix it or give their customers any satisfaction. I do regret buying this piece of junk now. It's too bad, because when it did work, it sounded pretty good.