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Remove CD Magazine - No power to unit!

I have removed my CD Changer from my car but the CD magazine is still in the unit.

Does anyone know how I can remove it without powering the CD Changer???
I connected this changer with new Bus cables to my CDX-GT710 but it will not eject the magazine or operate.

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  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    The changer is connected to the head unit,
    CDX-GT710 but it will not eject or operate.

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    The changer is already connected to the power
    source, head unit CDX-GT710 that is installed and operating in the vehicle.

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    I re-checked all the connections.They are intact. Is there a re-set switch on the changer also?

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    The power source is connected,cables are firmly intact but it will not eject.Is there a re-set switch on the changer also?

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    Where is the changer ground wire located?

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    Is there a seperate ground connection from the changer to the Head unit?I have not used the changer in about two years.

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    The changer is connected to the head unit,CDX-GT710 with the RCA and BUS cables

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    No, it does not power on.

  • cmssr Jun 15, 2008

    The changer is connected to the head unit with the RCA and BUS Cables but will not power on.

  • cmssr Jun 16, 2008

    These are a new set of cables that I recently bought from crutchfield.

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Looks like an issue with the BUS cables. Try a new set and see if that helps

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Jun 16, 2008

    It could also be an issue with the power circuitry, as you say that you have not used the changer in over 2 years..I recommend calling Sony support..

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Jun 16, 2008

    Have you tried connecting to an external power source like a car battery? If that still does not power up the charger, then it is defective and you will need to get it serviced.

    If you enter your Zip in the box marked "Repair Service" at the right of this dialogue box, you will be able to find a service center in your area.

    Unfortunately, there is no other fix for this, if the cables are all OK.


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Hi,
You will need to power the unit to eject the cartridge you only need a 12v source, any car battery etc. Then you just do it like you always do it. It is correct that it is not operating without power.
Wish there was an easier way for you, but hooking it up to power is not to difficult.
Good luck and if you need any other info on the device let me know,
Lee

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    So If i gather the information correctly,
    You have it hooked up to a 12v power source?
    You can eject the changer right on the changer itself. You slide the panel open and hit the eject button. Only thing that is required is power.
    Hope that will help you if not let me know,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    Also do you have the power connection for the changer grounded properly?
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    Does the CD changer unit power on at all? If it is still not working
    the unit is most likely defective. for about a 100$ you can get a new
    sony changer. I know this is not the solution you are looking for, but
    it seems there are not any options left beyond that.

    Thanks and keep me informed,

    Lee

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    No there is no reset switch.

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    Does the unit power on?

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    Where do you hook up the power to from the cd changer?

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    Also if it is 2 years old and hasn't been used that could be even more reason for the problems.
    Let me know where the power is going to from the changer and hopefully we'll get this solved.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    my best solution r going down

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    Hook the unit up directly to a 12v source and then test to see if it powers on.
    If you found any of these solutions helpful please accept and rate accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 21, 2008

    Let me know how it is going.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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You have to connect the cd changer to the cd mazine without that you cannot remove as it may damage your unit.so try any shortcut to remove.go for this long and safe solution. this will definately 100% solve your problem.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    rate this solution as fixya and encourage us to solve more and more problems as yours. thank u for using fixya. wish u success.

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    need any further assistance reply me. so i can help u more on this problem. got the idea then rate so i can continue towards other problems.

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    please check whether some connections got loosened while removing ,because of that it is not working.reply me urgent for further guidence

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    accepted the solution then rate it as fixya.for further help reply.

  • hemant somaiya
    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    you can also call normal electric engineer to checkthe connection.if u are not able to.

  • hemant somaiya
    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    there is no such reset facility in the unit, but u can remove all the connections throuly but carefully and reconnectit after few minites .then see it may start working.

  • hemant somaiya
    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    reply me what happened iam waiting

  • hemant somaiya
    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    actually there is no reset button visible but my rigrous search in the manual of your product says find it and try



    there is a reset button inside door or on changer some where that you press and hold and reset system. If not then unplug from power for atleast 15min. Re-enstall



    if this does not helps then trythis

    it should need to power it take to local car shop then send 12 v to oit to get cds out ok thx for using fix ya

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    waiting for your reply.

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U need to re-connect it in order to remove the magazine

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    monk3ybidzness Jun 15, 2008

    i mean - back into the car

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