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I have a 98 Lexus LS400. My CD player is not working now. I get a message that says ERR 1. IT sounds like the player is just spinning thru the CDs but not inserting it to play. I have a compact cartiridge magazine that holds 6 CDs. Any idea what the problem is and if it can be repaired? Thanks

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The eject parts is broken u need to take it apart and see if u can locate where the cd ejector jams

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Well, the error is trying to tell you what is actually wrong. If you have the paper work and owners manual that came with your car, it should be in there.

Most likely it has a Jam or something broke inside. You most likely wont be able to fix it yourself as it is probably made with specialized part by lexus. But if your up for it, first look up the code and then try repairing whatever the issue is.

If you want, try this first. Dissconect your battery completely for about five minutes and then reconnect. this will reset the cars computer and cd player and time and stations and all that. yes its a bummer having to reset all that but it should clear the error code. Now clearing the error code will work if its just some stupid software error or read disk error. It could be that the laser is dirty adn just requires you going to a store and buying a disk cleaner CD whcih has lttle vrushes and will clean the laser as it plays. try that too. but if something is actually physically broken, it will come back when you try and play a cd. in that case you will know its something that requires removeing and repairing.

is this a custom CD player or was it factory install?

If its factory, you may be able to find one on Ebay rather than paying more than that to have it replaced by Toyota.

let me know what happens and if i can help further.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try loading a CD cleaner disc. This is in the hope that it is just a dirty lens. You could also try spraying with a can of compressed air the insides accessible from the catridge slot opening. Another that could be tried is to remove all the power going to unit. This is to reset the unit and revert it back to factory defaults. A friendly warning, there are some models that would require a security code before activation when the power is removed.

Another possibility is mechanical error in the loading/gearing system. While this should normally be repairable, the unit has to be removed and benchtested/repaired. The downtime and the cost of repair may make the actual repair not practical. You may have to consider other options aside from repair.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Are you able to eject the CD's?

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