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CD tray opens only when there's a CD in it

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The mechanism works fine. But the tray won't open. I found that while pressing forward on the top of a pivoting disk-like thing that apparently rests on the CD when it's playing (stabilizer, maybe?), the door opens. I then found that by keeping a CD in the tray, I can get the door to open. So, something's - I guess the stabilizer - isgetting stuck and keeping the tray from moving. Getting at it and somehow adjusting it are daunting ideas. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!

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Re: CD tray opens only when there's a CD in it

Hi nolights

The disc clamp usually has a magnet in it so I would sugest the loading belt is slipping and therefore the motor can't overcome the clamp force.

A new belt should cure the problem

John w

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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