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I had a cd jam,took cd changer apart, now the door won't close all the way

The 5 cd door does not close all the way. The door sticks out approximately 1/4 inch. I had a CD dislodged and removed the top and then removed the CD. The 5 disc holder is aligned with the detent in the machine so it closes in the proper orientation but it does not close all the way. Obviously something is preventing it from closing but I can't find it.

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  • mclewis Jul 12, 2008

    HI, I have the same problem.  The CD door won't close all the way.  It stays

    ajar about a quarter inch and the machine won't play any CDs.  I've tried turning it off and on, unplugging, forcing a little, opening and closing using both the xchange button as well as the open/close button.  Even turning the maching upside down in the hopes of unlodging what I think is a CD that is stuck somewhere on the inside.  No luck so far.  What to do?



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Robotek is 100% correct. I've just fixed the very same problem and posted the process here on Fixya and KeepAndShare.

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Hi artzelda

The machine tray carousel may have stepped out of alignment after jamming on the dislodged CD and is catching on the CD transport assembly on the way in. on the way in. This problem can generally be solved by retiming the tray mechanism. This is one of those jobs that takes some perseverance and an understanding of the transport. If you don't have a head for mechanical things, this may not be something you can fix yourself. A HiFi repair guy would. Should be minor charge.

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