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Clarion M235 I purchased a refurbished Clarion M235 and it will not load CDs. The radio works good bur after a minute or so, it ejects any cd I try in it. tried five cds and it was always the same thing.

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Re: Clarion M235

It needs a new CD mech. Hopefully you can exchange it from the shop you got it from.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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Make sure you have power going to both the red and yellow wires. If power is going only to the yellow wire, it will eject cds, however both the red and yellow wires need to have voltage going to them in order for the radio to work.

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Constant 12V+ Orange To Radio Yellow

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Radio works fine, put in a cd and it ejects it.

Unit will not accept
a disc
CD mechanism position out of alignment Press EJECT for 3 seconds to reset CD mechanism position

CD transit screws still in place Remove 2 transit screws located on top of the unit

You can down load the manual here at this site.

Good Luck

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The problem you are having is most likely a gear that is out of position or is stripped with a broken tooth.

I have been repairing car audio for over 17 years and I can tell you with all honesty this is not an easy fix. You will need to take the mech apart and if it does not go back together perfectly, it will not work.

Sometimes the limit switch or home switch can cause the laser pick up to continually try to move inwards toward the spindle motor, which is the home position for it. When the CD is ejected the pick up goes back to the home position and if the home switch is not engaging properly the sled motor will keep running to try and make the pick-up go all the way in, even if it is already in. The home switch can be found near the spindle motor and you can tell that it is the home switch because if the pick up goes all the way back in, the switch gets depressed, look for the switch that gets depressed when the pick up is in the home position.

I really do not think that you should try this repair yourself since you have not had any experience with them. you may cause even more damage to the cd mech which would make a repair even more expensive.

There is no way for me to tell in this forum, exactly what is wrong with your cd player. I can only take educated guesses, so any help to repair such a detailed and technical mechanical or electrical problem is just a shot in the dark since this particular problem could have a few different things causing it.

Do yourself a favor and take it to a professional that works at an authorized Clarion service center. If the problem is a gear that is out of place, like I have seen before with these, a good technician can fix it in about an hour.

Trying to fix this yourself most likely will result in a radio that has no CD player.

It has been a while since I seen one of these problems with a Clarion, so I would need to actually see the mech in front of me and manually move the gears to see how they are operating before I could say with certainty what the exact problem is.

If you do decide to fix it your self, keep in mind that you may need to order a part for it. make sure you can find a place that will order the part for you before you begin.

I will give you more help if you need it, I can even email you the service manual, but as i said before, this will not be an easy one for you and it is very likely that even if you find the problem, you may end up putting the mech back together and it wont work. They really are difficult to work on.

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I have now gone through 3 of these units and encountered that exact same issue. The first came from a Tweeter store, the second from Ebay, and arrived with a CD stuck in it (I returned it), and the third from Ebay, ad that one just broke last week. It clicks when I try to load a CD. The only reason that I kept buying them is because I have an old BMW, and the black face and orange/amber illumination match my interior exactly. I am trying to contact Clarion, but the 'support' link on the site is not active. I tried to remove the stuck CD from the first unit to no avail. Basically, it is broken, and even if you remove the CD, the load/eject mechanism is broken and you can no longer play a CD in that unit.

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