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CD drawer won't open

I was playing a CD just fine and the CD finished. I attempted to open the drawer by pressing the "open" button; It doesn't budge. I tried to play the CD again and it plays fine just the drawer won't open. I unplugged the system thinking it might clear the problem but it did not. I checked to see if there is a manual release- a small hole with which to use an unfurled paper clip but no such luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also the model is a TEAC GF-200 CD Shelf System.

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Re: CD drawer won't open

Hi, try opening up the cover lid, and manually give a mild push to the tray, must be some small jam, or the eject belt or gear,.let me know

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Oh my God, the answers I\'ve found on the net on how to get the CD drawer on a Crosley CR247 open are all nuts. Mine wouldn\'t open yesterday and I dismantled the whole damn thing to get the tray open, but that isn\'t necessary.

First of all my unit was making noise when I hit the eject button but the drawer wouldn\'t open. I knew there was no CD in the tray. Powering down and all the other foolish answers I found didn\'t work. There is no small round hole in the front to do a manual eject. Trying to pry the door open won\'t work and you\'ll just damage the unit. Here\'s what you need to do. And do it all GENTLY. There is no need to force anything!

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If you still hear noise when you push the eject simply push in the knife gently as you push the eject button. The drawer will open if you got the right spot.

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You can see the drive belt and pulleys (see pic). Mine was still intact but needs replaced. Here is also the info I got off of the back of the CD (see pic). Might not be able to find a replacement belt but at least you can get the thing open. Good luck.



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