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CD Player does not eject CD

My Single CD player is not able to eject the CD. It make some noice "thik thik" when i press eject button.
Existing CD is running properly though.

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  • isojosi Aug 17, 2008

    We have the same problem. One day I put in a CD and it never came out. It makes that tik tik sound and then does nothing. I have no idea how to remove outer panels in order to get into the CD player area. I'd much rather do this myself than hire someone to.

  • hrhinelander Dec 14, 2008

    CD does not eject. It just makes a clicking sound.

  • prettyelvis Jan 01, 2009

    Right now it's hit or miss. I've noticed temperature seems to be affecting when and if my cd player hold the cd hostage or not. Sometimes it takes the cd in easily, plays perfectly, and ejects when instructed. Other times (when cold) it spits it out a few times, plays it, and refuses to release/expell cd when 'eject' button is pushed.

    'Whirring' and 'thwak'ing noises throughout.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    My CD player has the same problem. It can't eject the cd, clicks when push the button. But will play the cd fine. So the same CD everyday.

  • John Hall
    John Hall Jan 21, 2009

    That's funny, I have that same exact problem, but I never fixed it. I've been playing the same cd for about 2 years. I just plan on installing a new stereo.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    My 04 Sentra stopped running yesterday. Came here looking for hints as to what it could be and came across this post. My CD does the same thing. It will not eject just makes a "tick tick tick" sound but will play the cd stuck in the player.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I am facing the same issue for my car Nissan Sentra 2003…Please help to solve this issue…

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I am facing the same issue…Please help to solve this issue…

  • kabindra Apr 14, 2009

    2003 nissan sentra i have the same problem that the cd doenot eject from its compartment.any of u have idea how to eject it?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I can play my cd and if I bang on the dash board a few times the cd will finally eject after I have pressed the eject button many times

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    up until 2 days ago cd player wouldnt work battery died and now cd player is on and responds when i push eject but does not respond when i press and hold load. is there a way to get it to load the cd's?



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Just took one apart tonight. Same problem, put in cd-played fine-push eject then click click click.
2004 nissan sentra 140 watt single cd player/radio.
This dash comes apart by pulling the top of dash (with the tray) straight out the clips should release. the bottom part had to be pried a little, then remove four screws and slide out the radio still attached to the mount and dash etc. One screw holds on the top of the stereo. After removing the screw you must pry the top off. Now it gets a little tricky, you must remove the cd player portion, however there are 5 tiny springs holding it down to some pads. The two springs in the rear are under a piece of the stereos frame held on by two screws, I had to use various sizes of tweezers to get the springs off. Lift the player out of the radio about an inch, you will see one 1/2" ribbon in a connector, the top of the connector slides out along the ribbon to release. The other ribbon about the same size plugs into a small daughter board in the radio, it just pulls out and pushes in (you can feel it is reinforced). once out turn it over and you will see what would be considered a gearbox, (small white gears in a see through case) one of the corners of this case has a screw through it. This corner has broken away from the board letting the gears come apart when trying to eject (this is the clicking). I took a soldering iron and melted the plastic back together and put a small amount of 5-min epoxy on for good measure. When putting back into case you can hook up the ribbon cables before all the spring grief and test it out. Mine worked perfectly again. Be care full when putting back together, there are a lot of little micro switches that must be in the correct position) Example, if the cd is ejected the white arm on the right side must be in the correct position. the read head (laser) must be away from the center of the cd. I believe it was easier to put together with it in the cd-in position (without a cd in it) so the laser must be toward the center of the cd. Don't force the laser, use the worm gear to move it in or out. I couldn't put one of the springs back on but it still works fine Good luck, it's not as hard as it sounds

Posted on Sep 29, 2008


I just experienced the same problem. I was able to get the CD out but was not able to get the player working. I'll just have to stick to using the changer.

To get the cd out, you first need to remove the piece just above the radio (it has the ac vents and extra storage box on top). If you take a small flat head screw driver and put is between this part and the rest of the dash you can get the clips to release. It will slide straight with fairly easily. Next you'll need to remove the plastic piece around the cd changer at the bottom of the center counsil. This again slides straight out and can be done with a small flat head screw driver. After you get those two pieces out you should be able to get at the four screws holding in the radio and cd changer. They are both attached to a large piece of the metal and will slide out together. Once you have the top of the radio exposed, you should see a small screw in the back. Remove this screw and you'll be able to pop the top off the radio. This will give you a enough access to the stuck cd to be able to push it out with one of the screw drivers. Put it all back together and your radio will still work but you'll just have to stick to using the cd changer.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    Michael Straus Dec 15, 2013

    Is this the Rockford Fosgate cy630 cd player?



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