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Stuck CD cassette

Replaced first CD in cassette with a new CD and reinserted the casette. The unit just seems to keep tryng to load the CD. Then the cassette will not eject. Tried pulling out power cord and back again in attemp to reset the unit. No luck. Tried to wiggle the cassette with small screw driver - stkk no luck. Any suggestions besides smashing the unit with a sledgehammer?

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Dear needhelp5246,
What you need is a screw driver not a sledgehammer. Open the bottom plate of the system and eject the cd magazine manually. Hope this solve your problem.
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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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