Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders
When the tray on your multidisc CD changer will not open/close properly, or at all, you probably need a new load belt. Unplug the unit and remove the cover. Generally this means taking all the screws around the perimeter of the back out and perhaps on some units, screws in the sides. If the cover is one piece over both sides and the top this would be the case. Every unit is different but it should be apparent if you study it a little bit.
Once the cover(s) are off and you can see the tray, with everything clear, plug the unit into AC and press the open button. When the tray has moved to the full out position, unplug the unit. This will allow you to get to the load belt on the load motor. You should see it now that the tray is not blocking the view. Remove the belt. It will probably be a square belt and not very long. If you do not have a belt guide you can approximate the length by laying it flat, using two pencils stretch it out, but do not stretch the belt. Only pull unit until the sides are paralell. Have someone measure the length, multiply by two and you have the length. You may want to add a little more to make up for the losses around the ends. You can find replacements at http://www.mcmelectronics.com or http://www.encompass.com . At encompass you could order a belt based on the model number. At mcm you would need the length.
When you have the new belt install it and reassemble the unit. This would be a good time to clean the laser lense. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4119308-clean_lense_cd_or_dvd_player which explains in detail how to do this and where to get any materials you would need.
Your unit should now work like a new one.
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