The tray for disc #2 stays half-way open. It will close when you hit play but will not play the disc. When you shut off the machine, the tray will open half-way again. Appreciate any help or direction. Thank you.
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Re: Panasonic SA-PM19 Disc Changer
If this is under warranty just take it in and get it repaired. If so, I feel sorry for the technician who must fix it.
If it is not under warranty, just RUN, run as fast as you can away from this machine. Panasonic made several models with this same mechanism in it and they all have major problems. They are the hardest CD mechs to repair. A mechanical nightmare. Most places will just replace the entire mech, but that would make the repair cost about $150. It may be better to just get a new one.
Your problem is a very common one for these. I am very sorry you got stuck with Panasonic's worst CD player ever. I work at an authorized Panasonic repair center, I am being totally honest with you about this. I really do feel bad for you. How could you know that this design was the worst they ever made? You couldn't! This is the CR16 mech (that's what panasonic named it) yo ucan call any authorized Panasonic service center and ask somebody who fixes them if they have ever heard of that mech and I would be shocked if they had anything good to say about them.
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Mike, you will have to take machine apart and locate drawer release pin or take a chance and pry on drawer with butter knife while continually pressing eject button. Check links below for more methods of opening CD drawer. press the helpful button
my friend u r going 2 have 2 take it apart. you will have 2 unscrew 4 or 6 screws from the side or bottem 2 take off the top a take out the cds yourself. its not hard 2 do.just remember tht a disk changer can b off track. its possible 2 pull it open but dnt do it if u will break the door track
It is quite possible that the timing within the mechanism had changed. Since the timing is quite important to activate the mode switch to triggerr the sequential action of the mechanism to proceed accordingly, a small change in any of the links can change the mode to keep away from resetting. Please open the set and check if there is any foreign particles lodged into the dirve mechanism. Clean and proceed. Check carefully for any sensors that are out of sync.If you are not sure do not attempt but try tomake a small correction to complete the loading so as the complete the mode. If so the fault might clear. Hope this helps you out.Good day
Could be a CD defect, but probably just dust inside. Try canned air, or connect IPOD after you convert CD's to MP3's or other player to AUX port as a connector as a work a around. Splicers available online if you already have a TV connected.
I have the same exact problem with my Onkyo C-707CHX and I found a solution that doesn't involve jamming any screws or other metal objects into your cd tray (which could most likely just cause more damage). This way seems a little safer: Power on your device and hit the open button. As soon as you hit the open button quickly push slightly with both hands on both sides of the cd tray that should be opening. You should hear the trays moving around in there and then you have to try to feel for a slight push from the tray. As soon as you feel that slight push, take your hands off of the tray and let it come out. This has been working for me for a while now (and hopefully will continue to work until I take it to get fixed somewhere). The only issue I have run into is that my "Disc 1" open button doesn't work with this method. So I just use this method with disc 2 or 3 and then once it's open I can hit the disc 1 button to get to that tray. So if it doesn't work with one tray, try the other two as well. Hope this helps.
Dear friend, my sony dvd drive tray opens and closes itself, it is mostly a problem related to hardware. in my case I removed the IDE Data cable connected to the dvd drive and reconnected it again. now my dvd drive works well, I think the problem was the IDE data cable, may be a loose contact.due to this loose cantact,a jung signal goes to the dvd drive, which opens and closes the tray frequently without our knowledge.