I've had my CD player since Christmas, and its never done this until this summer. Whenever I push the "Open" button, it beebs like normal, but it doesn't open. It used to open after the air conditioner was on, or windows were rolled down, but now it won't open at all.
Is it because of the heat? And is there anyway of fixing it or is my CD player just done for?
Can you pull the face out? If there is no sound at all coming from the head unit (besides the beep) there's a good chance the gear motor that controls the movement of the face is stuck or burnt. Now if there's a clicking sound, the gears may skipping which can be wear'n tear or misaligned gears. I wouldn't call you player done for though. I would take it out, inspect the motorized face machanism and post what you see.
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Try removing power from the unit, let it set two minutes without power and power it up again. See if the problem continues.
Make sure the cd drawer is complete closed and flush with the front panel. If not, something could be stuck inside.
Turn off power and remove cord from wall for next step:
There is a small hole generally on the flat face of the cd drawer through which a bent straight paper clip can be pushed gently until you hit a mechanical stop. Pushing slightly harder at this point should cause the cd drawer to move open mechanically. Gently pull the cd drawer open until you can remove any CD still inside.
Gently push the drawer closed again and restore power to the unit and see if the problem returns.
Would be nice to have manufacturer and model number of the CD player.
Often the tray is powered by a rubber belt. If the latter breaks or slips the try will not open/close. The motor will work and tell the electronics that all is well because it has done its job but it really hasn't since the tray is inert!
Just below the CD/DVD tray there is a tiny hole. Insert a straighten paper clip in this hole and gently push the paper clip until the CD/DVD tray pops out. You can now pull the tray out until it is in the fully opened position to remove the disc. Try pushing the eject button to see if the tray closes, then push the eject button to see if the tray opens. If this foes not work then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and it needs to be replaced.
I had load of these units and the cure is simple. You need to replace the ribbon to the faceplate as these get damaged due to wear and tear. Every unit i had with this fault, i fixed by replacing this ribbon. Buy the ribbon and surround as the new surround is a modified one to give extra life to the ribbon. Hope this helps, good luck!
I have the same problem, and all my problem was is that one of the wheels were out of place. You can see these white gears at the bottom left and right. Just stick something in there and push it back in place. It should just snap back in.