DVD player quit playing lights flashing continuously
First number one DVD on the changer displayed "ERROR" in reading the DVD. Eventually all DVDs on the changer stopped working. There are lights flashing (alternating 3 left and then 3 right amber) continuously.
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Happened to me as well. I first had it give me an error with disk 6 flashing so I removed it, put it back in and the lights would flash from 3 left to 3 right. I removed the DVD changer from the car again, removed the top (one screw), removed the black face plate (4 screws and carfully pry up on the bottom tabs when pulling it forward. I then took out the five screws holding the changer (four on top, one in the back) and removed the changer so I could get to the bottom. There is a set of wheels on the bottom that I started to turn which was easy at first but it seemed to reach a point where it was stuck so I gave it a bit more and something seemed to snap into position. So I assume that it was just the mechanism that jammed when it tried to switch disks. I put it back together, installed it, and it works fine now. When it first started all the lights would flash but then it settled down to a single light and I ejected the first 3 disks and number 6 and let it play the forth. Now to see how long it lasts.
IF YOU HANDY IT IS AN EASY FIX, I DID FIX MY. LOOKS LIKE YOU OR SOME FORCED A DISK IN TO THE CD HOLDERS.
1- I DID TAKE OUT THE CD CHANGER FROM THE CAR,
2-OPEN THE TOP CASING OF THE CD CHANGER,NOW YOU CAN SEE THE CDS AND THE HOLDERS WHICH SAPARATES THE CDS,IT IS VERY LIGHT TIN OR ALLUMINIUM PLATES, USSUALLY ONE OF THEM IS BENT THAT IS THE PROBLEM STRAITEN AND PUT IT BACK. FIX YA AND SAVE 500 BUCKS.
You can not fix this, DVDs are coded in such a way that a for instance a DVD sold in the European market can't be played on a DVD player sold in the USA. You can buy region free DVD players, but they are not sold at the local electronics stores, they are available on eBay I'm told.
Try pulling the fuse for the cd changer with the ignition on, and then plug it back in. If you are lucky you might reset the unit, otherwise the changer will likely need removed sent in for repair or replacement.
Unfortunately 90% of the time when you get error codes from the CD player/changer it means that there is a mechanical failure in the CD player/changer unit itself and it usually requires CD player/changer rebuild or replacement... First make sure you have entered the correct anti-theft code. If battery power has been disconnected recently than the stereo display will read CODE if the incorrect anti-theft code is entered the display will read ERR1 thru ERR3. If this is the case you'll have to get the correct anti-theft code. Note; If you enter the incorrect code three times the stereo locks up. Disconnect the battery for more than 30 seconds and then retry. FYI;Never use adhesive labels or protective disc covers on recordable CD's. Recordable CD's are actually thicker than pre-recorded CD's. Automotive players and changers use rollers to draw the disc into the unit. The added thickness of an adhesive label or protective disc cover may cause the disc to jam. Also CD players and changers are exposed to high temperatures inside the vehicle. High temp will cause the labels adhesive to soften which may cause the labels edges to curl or cause it to bubble. Either one may cause the disc to jam. If the player can not be disassembled and have the discs removed successfully than it will have to be replaced. -hope this helps.
If your using copies then some dvds wont read them even if the old one did, sometimes its a gamble if it reads or not, if your using a master then i would have them check it out, it may be bad or need programing, it funny because sometimes it will play a copy and sometimes not, thats what i've run into. hope this helps.