Its a small dented plastic wheel , with another smaller dented wheel in the center that moves the cases of the Bose CD Changer (Pathfinder 2.006), one of the dents has dissapear,no one Knows where to find a replacement.
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Our Bose has a 5 CD player, So, I'm not sure if this is the same for your base unit, but here goes. You'll need: a bright light and a small screwdriver that reaches inside the chassis (or equivalent).
1. Disconnect the base unit from the system. 2. Turn the base unit upside down and find the access hole embossed with "Manual magazine release" on the CD player side. 3. Using a bright light, look inside the base unit at those access holes and find the fine spring and locate where it fastens to the sheet metal of the CD player. 4. When you find the spring you should see that it connects to the CD player chassis at the forward end and a piece of sheet metal that is on top (actually underneath when the base unit is right-wide up) of the CD player chassis at the rear end. This is the manual release mechanism. 5. Using the small screwdriver, push the release mechanism rearward to release the CD magazine from the player. The magazine should pop out.
If the magazine is not released, then the CD that is still in teh player has not been slid back fully into the magazine. In this case you'll need to plug the base unit back into power and hope that the CD is retracted, allowing you to push the release mechanism rearward. If not then you'll have to open the base unit to access the CD player.
The mechanism is defective - the sound you hear is the plastic lever of the tray skipping over the wormscrew that is supposed to move it. You will gonna have to dismantle the system to access it and, if possible repair it. If it's not repairable then you will need a complete new mechanism.
Peel the top off the unit using a small flat head screw driver. You may break the glue or the tabs are like the one's you'd see on a cars door panel. (xmas tree shaped spears). Once this is removed you can see the CD and the top of the changer. Under the unit there is a molded message that says Manual magazine release. Go into the thin slot with an ice pick and push to the back of the "U" shape. You can feel that it is spring loaded. This will release the cartridge.
I used this info to fix my bose. I hope it helps you too. Problem: CD changer case will not eject and motor is constantly running. Resolution: I took the entire case off of my Lifestyle 20 system as the CD Changer Manual Release (found on the bottom of the unit. Open by inserting small jeweler type screwdriver) would not work. Remove all silver covers by carefully prying (glued on). Remove the there phillips head screws in-line from left to right. Use a slot screw driver to pop the tabs under the end silver covers. You now have access to the motor that drives the CD changer. The problem was the plastic gear on the motor had slipped where it was no longer engaging. I pushed the gear back in place. The CD went back in the case and everything functions properly. Of course, the gear could slip again in the future as I did nothing more than push it back in place. Poor design especially considering Bose is supposed to be top of the line. Word of caution - when removing the case four springs used for vibration reduction will fall out. They are not difficult to reinstall - just be aware they are present. I was able to pry open the top panel that is held in with four plastic "Christmas-Tree" type retainers used to hold car interior panels to the doors. I inserted a small flat blade and little by little I got each side up and off. There was a piece of double sided sticky tape near the front just behind the display panel also holding down the top cover. I removed the four screws holding down the CD mechanism and lifted it out, which was resting on four springs. I found a little delrin gear that had slid to the end of the motor shaft, not meshing with it's mate gear. I slid the gear back down the shaft to mesh with the other gear, but noticed the gear slid very easily. Closer look found the gear had a tiny slpit from one end to the other along the shaft. Since no parts are available, I used some epoxy to not only glue the gear to the shaft, but also put epoxy around the hub of the gear to help hold it together. Delrin is a very sturdy material and I expect this to last for quite a while. I cleaned the rubber rollers and blew out all of the dust. I found the manual magazine release hole just under and to the left of the eject button. I drilled a small hole in the front of the unit housing to allow a paper clip to access the release with the unit assembled. All works great and once again enjoying my Bose Lifestyle 25 system. If the gear comes completely apart, I feel there are ways to find a replacement gear.
hi, you can release the magazine by inserting a small flat head screwdriver in the slot and pushing the lever towards the back of the unit, this will release the cd but only if ther is not one stuck in the player as it will remain halfway between the mag and the cdplayer. don't force it to comae out. remember to obviously have the dorr to the player open before you try this.