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I cannot insert a CD into the CD slot.

My clock/radio/CD 740 is refusing to accept a CD in the CD slot. Something inside the slot is obstructing its entrance.I have never put anything else into the slot and no one else lives here or has visited lately! If I need a qualified repair person, where can I send the unit?

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  • rojones9897 Feb 01, 2009

    Problem solved! 

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    I had the same problem with the 745, but didn't realize it. I forced the CD in - NOT the right answer! (I was able to extract it with a pair of tweezers.) sledingham's solution worked perfectly for me - thanks!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    i have a 745 and had the same problem (possibly because it was a burned CD) and sledinghams solution worked perfectly!

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I really like these radios, by the way, and have 1 of the radios w/out CD, 2 with the CD and one of the HD radio's. I'm one of those people that needs multiple alarms to get up so I set several of them to turn on at different times in the morning and it works great!
I have had this problem twice and I've unplugged the unit then after I plug it back in I hold down the CD eject button while I turn it back on. The display then says something like "CD Reset" and it resets the CD mechanism to the beginning of the cycle. This moves the CD holder to the correct position. (I assume the problem is due to the CD positioning device stopping in the wrong place after it ejects a CD, for whatever reason)
I hope this helps. Mine did the same thing with no CD inside.
I listen to the radio a lot, and by having these in several rooms, I can listen to radio without having to have it turned up super loud when I am walking around the house. I also use this at the High School where I am a science teacher. It produces enough quality audio to fill the classrooms with music or playing podcasts of "Science Friday."

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