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Pioneer cdx P1280 error11

I was playing a disk and decided to change the disk. The player stopped playing and error 11 shows up on the player. Anyone ever hear of this?? I can't find anything.

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Re: Pioneer cdx P1280 error11

Pnoman: Your code means an electrical/mechanical failure. Follow this: 1. If the cartridge is stucked try to force it out slowly with a fine screwdriver. 2. Once is out or if already out without forcing it, remove all remaining CD's. 3. Insert a laser lens CD cleaner. 4. Clean it at least 3 times. 5. The unit must be disconnected from the 12V signal to be reset it at least 5 minutes, then reconnect. 6. If problem re-appears repeat procedure once more. If problems still, your laser lens is damaged and need replacement. Probably from $40.00 to $55.00. SithPitt

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It relates to the failure of the loading section. So check on the linking wires/flexible strip to the load motor- this is a ccommon fault and is seen most of the time.
Secondly the tray with CD can get strck due to a faulty disc- being warped. if so manually retrieve and reset.
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err11 right? causes are either-
1/ dirty, scratched or upside down disk
2/ electrical or mechanical system fault

solution for number 2 from pioneer is

Turn the car ignition off and on again, or press power on/off button on the display unit and start the cd playing again

and one more thing to do is to open the door to the disk changer and bottom right you have a reset button press that then try again :)

These are the only thing err 11 can be with this model

Hope this helps you
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CLICK HERE for the specs on the CDX-FM653
No manual is available from pioneer for download.

ERROR 11 on pioneer cd players is common.

It can be due to a failing laser or dirty lens. It means that the CD was not recognised, either because of the CD scratched, or it could possibly mean the laser is out of alignment.

If the player works fine with other discs - chances are it needs a good cleaning.

If the player wont read any discs - it's time for a service call. Typically - I charge $50USD for clean and alignment.

you can do it yourself (clean it) by disassembling the player, and using a qtip and isopropyl alcohol - however an alignment requires a special alignment tool.

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