As you probably know, the Sony 5-disc player uses a rotating horizontal platform, made of plastic, with shallow depressions into which the discs fit. The problem is that the heights of the depressions vary, or perhaps it's a minute difference in the shape. In any case, one or more of the CDs will fail to play; the player won't recognize the disc and skips over it. It's not the disc; I've tested that several times by playing it on a different machine --my car, the PC, a small portable CD player-- so it has to be the unit. I've had two of these Sonys and they both did the same thing. Annoying as all get out. I finally reached the point where I played only four at a time, always leaving #2 empty, as it was the one that was sure to fail. The others might fail occasionally; this one almost always.
Yes, I had a 300-disc unit, a Pioneer. Liked it at first; once you went through the drudgery of loading it you had well over two hundred hours of music. But the program on it went kaput after a couple of years; it went into permanent random mode and so I could never listen to a complete CD. I called around and finally went to the store I'd purchased it from and they were candid in telling me other similar units had had problems also. I've downsized my house considerably since then and don't have the room to use it.
It doesn't help that I now live a small town in eastern North Carolina and there's not much in the way of electronic equipment around here. In any case, I want to get rid of the CDs, or at least put them in storage, becasue small as they are, and despite the fact that I use cabinets specifically made to hold them, a thousand CDs take up a bit of room.
Thanks to you all for your anwsers.
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