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Bose cd cartridge will not eject makes noise even when the power off. I have to unplugg it in order for the sound to go away. Thank you, Tamar

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  • Bill Weigold Nov 23, 2007

    It's amazing. My problem started Nov. 22, 2007. I found on the bottom of the receiver that there is a manual eject sign. I was able to stick a skinny knife in the slot and push it back. It ejected the cartridge but not enough to pull it out. Something is holding on that won't release. Once you find the thin slot, put your thin knife and pull backward. Shine a flashlight into the slot or the one next to it and you will see that your knife will be hitting a small piece of metal that slides back and forth. That will at least stop the noise. Maybe in your case, it may actually release the entire cartridge.



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