I regularly read of other similar problems but have not seen a solution yet..
The unit is old (1991 ish),the radio part of the double DIN unit works well.
Every time a CD is inserted it remains for a few seconds and then ejects
Does anybody know if this is an alignment problem or a component failure?
I have dismantled the unit (very carefully) cleaned the laser lens (very carefully) and put the unit back together with no change in performance.
I realise I can buy an alternative cheaply but I really don't like being beaten
Anybody recognise this failure mechanism????
Send it to me and I can fix, just a case of a dam good clean of the lens and reflective prisums inside the laser chassis (requiers a lot of skill to take laser lens / coil assembly off and put back on) and then a Oscilloscope to set the laser back up using little adjusment pots and away she goes again, just dirt and component tollerences change over the years. this applies to the matsushita made Toyoat CD-X3000, 74209 and a couple others that are found in Toyota Supra, MR2, Celica, Estima of the age 1991 - 1997 ish.
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If it's jammed then the only way to eject it is to remove the cover of the unit to expose the changer mechanism. Locate the problem cd and remove it by hand. Close it all up and see if the problem is solved by loading another CD.
These unit's have that problem. It is the reader inside of the deck, you can try cleaning it, but this is usually why they are replaced. Also the mode switch that activates the radio part will not change because it is telling the unit it is in CD and keeps searching for a disc. GM has the same problem, because they are also using the same kind of decks on the inside. Did it ever play a disc for you? The track that holds the CD inside may have been damaged by an accident, and it has fallen off the track, this could be fixed, it is just finding someone honest enough to do it, without "stealing" your time and money. I am sure you have tried to hit the eject button. Insert a disc(one you don't care about)and see if it will play. If it ejects it then you will know it is the track. Because it can not find the mode for play. Goodluck
I realize this post is a little old , but for anyone looking for a solution try disconnecting your negative battery terminal for a minute or so then reconnect. Next try to eject your cd. Worked for me ^^ 2001 taurus
What the writer seems to be referring to is the same problem that I have with my 2003 Passat CD player. It keeps ejecting the CD. As quickly as you insert it, the CD player ejects it. The radio and cassette player work fine. Any ideas?
after further review, I meant to describe this:
look for a pinhole in the area of the CD tray to insert a pin...similar to the same pinhole you see on a PC's cd player to eject the tray manually. If there is none, then try this: Open the cover and find the motor that, when turning, performs the tray ejection. Then, turn that motor by hand until the entire tray (or cartridge) is ejected. Then power up and observe the events.