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My Sony cd player CMT-EX1 compact component systemdoor won't open

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.)

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KaeZoo
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SOURCE: cd ejection

Reset this unit by pressing and holding the power/ATT and SEL buttons at the same time for several seconds.

Posted on Mar 15, 2007

SOURCE: CD player door won't open

try to dismantle the unit and check the rubber belt on the motor

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

quang123
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SOURCE: Technics SC-CH515 CD Tray Does Not Stay Open

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
Cheers

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't close door of CD on Sony CMT-CP1

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

petraman7
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SOURCE: cd player stuck

Hi..
It will have to have the coverr taken off and the drawer belt replaced.
Find a stereo repair place.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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