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CD changer in my 1998 Saab Estate will not eject? Anyone?

Magazine will not eject?

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You may have a CD stuck part way between the player mechanism and the magazine. You can try loading and unloading several times to correct the problem but in some cases the only cure is disassembly

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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SOURCE: Problem with stuck magazine....

OK I have had exactly the same problem and spent the last hour or so fixing it. It seems to have its logical knickers in a twist after the battery going flat and won't eject because its left a CD in the playing position, IE, out of the magazine. So, remove the changer from the car (usually velcro then pull off the two phono and the power connectors) and undo the four small cross head screws holding the case on. Pull the front panel off (you may need to pinch the case in the middle top and/or bottom as there is a clip here holding the front panel), then either pull the sides of the case out until the two rotary Horizontal/vertical mount controls disengage (or you may be able to rotate them anti-clockwise until they pop off, but I didn't try this) and lift off the lid. Next, pull the four little mounting posts on the internal deck assembly out of their four rubber mounts on the outer case, and disengage the two springs from the horizontal/vertical mounting controls. The mech is now loose inside the case but be careful as its attached by a rather delicate ribbon cable to the outside cables and connectors, This will unplug after you pull off the sticky tape holding it to the chassis, but you might be able to do the rest of this without unplugging it if you turn the mech over carefully. You will see a motor assembly and several white cogs (actually you will see two but the little tiny one with a worm (spiral) drive only moved the CD mech optical head so ignore that one). Using a small screwdriver, carefully rotate the cog closest to the motor so that (viewed with the motor closest to you and to the right) the plastic parts under this assembly start to slide to the right. You should actually be able to see the CD underneath start to move to the laft, back into the magazine, and the CD mech will open up to release it. Once the cog doesnt want to turn any further (and the CD is completely back in the Mag), then you will be able to manually eject the mag by pulling sideways gently on a round white part on the mag side. The mechanism should click and release the mag. Hey presto... fixed. Now just reassemble the whole thing back into its case, probably a good idea to check that each of the CD's is correctly seated in the mag and that there is nothing wrong with any of them that could cause it to jam again, then go try it in the car prior to final assembly. As we now know that this unit seems to be prone to throw a wobbly if its power is removed with a CD in it, I would strongly recommend that you eject the mag before disconnecting the unit for final assembly, assuming it all works OK now, or indeed any time you might have to disconnect the car battery for any other reason. Hope this helps, it did it for me! Mark

Posted on Jan 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Inoperable CD changer

Hi the alpine/merc/bmw cd changer all seam to suffer with the same problem, they say no disc, or no mag try firmly hitting the mag with the handle of a screw driver. the loadinga arm, tends to get stuck. you could try using some grease on the arms, and levers, white spray gease works best. but dont forget to cover the laser beforehand, you dont want grease on it :) Mark www.carradiospares.co.uk

Posted on May 03, 2007

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SOURCE: factory installed Alpine 6 CD Changer- cd magazine (for 1998 BMW 528i E39)

Hi , seen lots of these.
whats happend is the Tray that the disc sits in has jammed halfway in.
in most cases giving the mag a swift tap (hard tap) with the haddle of a screw driver , while pushing the eject button normally is just enough to dislodge the mag.

otherwise its a repair job.

were do you live Alison?

Regards


Mark
www.blueice-electronics.co.uk

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Remove CD Magazine - No power to unit!

I fixed my similar problem by applying 12v to the unit according to the pinout found here:

http://users.ntplx.net/~andrew/sony/unilink/

(note that -12v goes to the connector barrel)

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't eject cd magazine - E-99 error message

I put a small pin in the reset button a few times and that then got the catridge to eject.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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E01:
The disc magazine is not inserted in the cd changer
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