When I try to access a tray it makes a little noise and tries to open about 1/16 inch, then stops. Tried to access changer guts, but could not figure out how to get into the actual black housing around it.
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Re: CD trays won't open
If it trying to open and moves part of the way I don't think it is a mechanical failure such as broken cogs in the gears or a belt if belt driven. Sounds more like there is something blocking it.
WITH THE UNIT UNPLUGGED!!!!
Without hitting the open button. use the "emergeny" open hole in the front. Use a paperclip or something to poke in the hole. Hopefully you feel a little resistance and it will pop open. If not...
Using a flashlight (I suggest a LED flashlight), using the above method, grab the tray when it opens slightly. Extremely gently pull the tray out at the same time looking for an obstruction around the tray. If you hit any resistance at all stop pulling, we don't want to further damage the unit.
To get a case off: MAKE SURE THE UNIT IS UNPLUGGED AND WAIT A FEW MINUTES SO THE POWER SUPPLY IS FULLY IS DSCHARGED. Follow the outline of the case removing any screws that hold the case to the chassis. Some have the full case come off, some just a panel. Remove the neccessary screws and poke around being careful not to touch any springs or such. Look for debris that doesn't belong..
Hold on, I just looked at the maual and there are 5 trays. Does this happen to all of them? If all, it is a different story. If each one is driven independently the power supply might be "weak" and not sending sufficient voltage/current to the motors. This requires a meter to check...
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Hello There is some mechanical trouble with the tray loading mechanism. you must ahve thorough knoledge and experience in repairing changer mechanisms. Unlike individual disc mechanisms, changers will have more alignment points and gear wheels. Moreover, there will be spring, which will have high strength. As you try to open the mechanism, the spring will slip out. It is a very hard job for an unexperienced person to refit this spring in position. OK.
hi there, I suggest you should open the top cover of the cd tray, have a look inside do a little cleaning also when you screw back in, make sure you screw in properly( you propaply find that someone had open it up before and screw it back in really tight so the cd trey jam inside, or another alternative something might of broken inside and tha can stop the cd trey from opening. it happen to me before and thats how i fix it. good luck hope it works.. cheers
Well. you may have got a cd jammed or stuck in there. it happened to me. but i didnt know the cd fell into the stereo until one day when i closed the cd tray. it got stuck. so i took it apart and there was a cd in there!
It sounds like you have put a disc in the tray that the system can not read, so it will just keep trying to read the disc over and over again. If you turn everything off by the plug and wait a few mins the whole system should stop. Put the plug back in and as soon as you turn your system on, try and press the disc open key before the lens gets a chance to start reading it again.
If this does not work you may just have a disc jammed. So you will have to get someone to check it out for you if you do not understand what you will be doing, because you may do more harm than good to your system.