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It's the belt from the spindle motor to the gear. It's worn and can't grip the spindle anymore. If you elp it to start off it works. Open the unit, remove the cd tray and it's underneath at the front. You can replace with a similar size elastic band.

Harman Kardon... | Answered on May 06, 2016

Table of Contents errors can be the result of bad compact disk, bad laser or the head cannot get into position to read the TOC, Make sure that the new laser is aligned correctly and that the head has no obstructions at either end of the rails. Last but not least you may want to make sure the laser is working and you can check that by using a camera like the one on your cell phone, With the cover off, insert a cd in the drive and have your camera pointed at the area of the laser. You should see the laser light on your camera.

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Feb 20, 2016

hi jlcady
sounds like the belts need to be replaced. for that the units eject mechanic assy has to be disassembled.
feel free to text for further assistance.

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

You have to open the unit up by taking off the screws take the cover off....then you will see 2 arms that the tray slides on , they probably need to be manipulated / moved by hand to free it up and some LIGHT grease run along the track - it's probably just stuck or dirty...try it by pushing down the appropriate part while pressing eject, you will see what i mean, but you need the cover off, be careful with open electronics, maybe ground yourself and ont ever use a piece of metal in there, insulated proper tools only, and BE CAREFUL....if you dont feel comfortable have someone repair it. good luck

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

If a read head burns out or the alignment has changed, the laser is inoperative. If a CD/DVD was a copy or reproduced on a computer it too may not be read. If the medium works on other devices, then the players laser may be defective.

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014

these are not rubber bands they are belts and if you do not apply the proper ones you will ruin the motor, but it is the problem

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Aug 21, 2013

Hey SteveLah, I have the same problem - looked in manual - that means it needs service - spoke to Harmon Kardon - the only place that is still set up to potentially fix this problem is in California - I am in NY - apparently a certain kind of jig is needed and no one else has anymore....I am going to call the place in California back to see what they charge - but I am afraid the whole thing could cost a bunch - but I love this machine.

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Aug 14, 2013

Where do you live? Sarasota electronic has belts if its wrotten take machine and belt I am in florida

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Apr 03, 2013

The CD recorder need to have a Line input usually in the form of RCA Left and Right. Then you need to connect the appropriate cable from the Mixers outputs (line output not from an amplifier for speakers) to the input of the CD recorder. If you have no line outputs then a headphone output will do in a pinch but might be dirty sound. Make sure to keep levels low as in CD recording once you hit O there is no more level like on tape. It will just truncate the data and might give a clipped sound output.

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Jan 25, 2013

Just get a different CD player, IT will cost you less, I have got good used disc Players for $10 to $30 at the most, End they are not hot, PLus CD-Recorders

Harman Kardon... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012

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