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CDX-P1280 multi disc unit locked up

I have a unit that has locked up with disc 4 still in the machine...I am not sure how to get the disc back into the 12 disc cartridge. It is locked up. No power getting to the unit, the unit is not showing up with my reciever. I have a Pioneer DEH-P560MP Premier reciver in the dash and the CDX-P1280 unit in the trunk. I have a dodge intrepid 2000. Any thought on if this could be a fuse issue? Who do you go to for repair for these units or are they disposable? Toss it and get a new one? How do I get the CD's out?

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