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Onkyo MC35T model C707CHX

Wont play cd's wont open changer just alot of clicking noise

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  • Bobw0441 Jun 10, 2008

    The trays do not open consistently, now not at all on the changer

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    I bought my MC35T unit two months ago and after loading 3 CD's into it last evening, the same thing happened. A friend of mine with the same unit is having the same problem, however his unit is 3 years old! I will be calling the store in N.Y. where I purchased and ask them to send me a new unit (have all original boxes and paperwork). Love the unit, but since it is only 2 months old, I do not want it "repaired". In the interim, I cannot remove my 3 CD's that are stuck...any suggestions? Thank you!

  • erik20 Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. By disconnecting the cd player from the amplifier, i was able to remove the cds. I do not know how to fix it though. I'm working on it. The amplifier only clicks when plugged in now.


  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Bought mine 6 weeks ago. Popped in a CD today, and it wouldn't play. It wouldn't open either. Now I have to ship it off to Denver at my expense.

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System is 3 or 4 years old. I have had numerous problems with the CD player. Brought it to CircuitCity -- when they were in business -- as my local authorized Onkyo service. Cost a MINT!! (more than half what I paid for the whole system). Why do this? you ask. Because the unit fits perfectly into my refurbished 1960s hifi cabinet. Anyway, it stopped working properly after 6months. Thought I'd look online now to see other repair options. It looks like there have been a lot of very similar problems over the years. Conclusion: ENGINEERING IS FLAWED.

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  • SennHD530 Dec 13, 2010

    No doubt the engineering is flawed; I had the same problem early in the life of my machine and sent it twice to be fixed, the second time successfully. Knock on wood, I have had no recurrence, and it may be that this is due to a change of habit on my part. I have become very polite with my machine (which we rarely are with our gadgets, are we?). When you ask it to do something, wait until it has completed the task before pressing any other button on the remote. Don't change your mind until it has come to a full stop. Pretend that it is a single disc player and always change discs in Tray One. Press the Stop button before it automatically goes to the next tray at the end of playing a disc.
    The MC35 TECH, of which this changer is part, is quite a good mid-fi system, including on headphones (from the jack on the receiver). Upgrading the interconnects between the CD player and the receiver/amplifier makes a considerable difference to sound quality, I found.

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I have the same problem on a refurbished unit I bought 2 years ago. I read at the time that this is a common problem and you just need to send to an Onkyo service center. There are links on the Onkyo or ShopOnkyo website.

Lousy design I guess.

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