Question about Audio Players & Recorders
The CD player has a "door" that opens by lifting vertically so you can insert and remove CDs. When I push the open button, it tries to go up but then seems to get stuck. After a pause, it goes back down.
Is this something I could fix myself? Is it worth taking to some kind of a stereo store to get it fixed or should I just replace the system? (I really like the system and prefer to keep and fix things rather than dispose of them.)
I DO NOT think that problem related with CD cleaner
3 possibility here
1 The loading belt was lose it can not open fully to reach the switch open when the time limited was out as program design from system control it automatic close
2 The loading gear system out of position 1 tooth
3 Dry joints on switch open and close or connector from CD tray to system control intermittent contact
In any case it require a qualifier Tech from Panasonic to reset the timimg gear or service
I hope that give you some ideas if you need further info or service manual I am willing to help you out
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Mine had the same fault. The CD is being rejected as it could not load up - this is probably because of the CD loading mechanism.
You'll need to unplug and remove the case - 4 screws on the sides and 4 or 5 on the back. Once this is done plug back in (be careful not to touch any live parts inside), load a CD and watch. What you'll probably see is that when the drawer closes the mechanism under the drawer doesn't lift sufficiently. Give it small push when it tries and I bet it then will and the CD will play.
What you need to do to fix this is remove the front panel/PCB and also remove the plastic cover that is screwed above the CD drawer so that you can see more of the topside of the mechanism.
Remove the front panel/PCB by releasing the 2 screws on the bottom and then easing forward. Gentle - as there are pins connecting the front PCB to the side PCB. You should then be able to see a worm drive type arrangement that lifts the lower assembly. This will need regreasing (I used vaseline) with a small stick (I used a Q-tip with the bud cut off). You will probably see where the old grease has been pushed out. Once you've done this, reassemble and operate a good few times to work the grease in.
Done! Mine works fine now after sitting there performing the annoying trick you described for many months!
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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