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Kenwood W3537A CD receiver connected with power leads yellow and red reversed. CD will not accept a CD now that the leads are connected correctly (this was not very clear in the manual) Its a Volkwagen car. any ideas tuner works OK but the CD drive will not accept a CD it wirrs and forces the CD out if you try to insert it.

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  • zen128418 Apr 27, 2008

    Its very difficult to get a CD into the unit it keeps forcing it out I got a TOC ERR on one CD but not on another. The IN light is flashing and when you switch the unit on via the SRC button it only gives you the Tuner option or the standby option it does not scroll through the CD external disc Aux input etc when you depress the SRC button.
    should have got a panasonic!

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What message did you get when putting a cd inside

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    Ginko Apr 27, 2008

    This problem is unlikely related to speaker or power connection. Try with different CD , just in case it is a defective or dirty disk.
    Generally, when the drive does not read a cd is a lens problem, in this case clean the lens, first manually, then taking apart the device. If this does not work it may be a damged lens pickup, in need of replacement.
    Check also that the eject button is not stuck

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