I have a 2005 Equinox and live in Houston TX. i keep CDs in the car and they get really HOT in the summer. I recently put a HOT CD in my cd-player, and the cd player, which had just been working, would not read the CD. I had the CD/radio replaced and was able to play a CD in it just fine. Then, I stupidly put another hot CD in it, and the brand new player did exactly the same thing - wouldn't play it.
Can a hot CD fry the CD reader?
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Re: cd player and hot (high temperature) CD's
As with all electronics... anything can happen (even unexplained). There are two things to think abou tin this expensive experience.
1.CD's are made of plastic and metal... excessive temperature can cause them to warp, but not as bad as the old vinyl.
Mosy electronics have an acceptable operating temperature. Although the unit may work outside these limits, it is not recommended. ex:My Sony DVD R/W has a range of about 40-95 F. Being in Houston I am sure the upper limit is reached OUTSIDE the car. Inside you are probably pushing 120+.
It may not be convenient but if you have to leave discs in the car, try putting them in a case in the trunk, out of direct sunlight. And let things cool down inside the car before trying the CD player.
I have not seen this before but like I said, anything is possible.
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Many radios come with a safety feature for when they get too hot, they shut down. But since your cd player is fine, that idea gets ruled out. I would say check your antenna wire to the back of your stereo, it could be going bad or maybe it is just starting to work its way loose and come unplugged.
If the message is "error" The CD Lens is bad. Try disconnecting the negative lead from the car battery for about 10 min. But! Make sure your stereo does not have an anti-theft system, because if you disconnect the battery the stereo needs to put a code or will not work again. If after this your stereo still not working you have to take it to any electronics repair shop (the CD lens is bad).
is your cd player loose in the dash because if it dont have supports aroud it the it will move and make cds skip... i have a jvs cd player in my lowrider tuck with fast bags and i hop it all the time and it dont skip
I had the same problem.
i fix it by taking out the cd player and pulling the outer case off. when i looked inside and the (in technical terms) metal bracket that holds the white plastic disc (that i guess holds the cds) inside the cd player was bent down. i am assuming that cds were hitting this when i tried to insert them! i just bent it back up using a knife from the outside. i bent it up until the white disc looked level.
I Think there are 3 wires to a Pioneer changer?? +12V Battery ( Hot ) on all of the time Switched +12v ( accessories, or switched by the radio only when it's on, and Ground (Chassis Earth) I think there was 2x orange and one black wire Make sure that there is a good earth to the changer. Use a multimeter on ohms between a good earth point on the car and the cd changer or the black wire.
If you disconnect and reconnect all poer to the changer, you may hear the motors whirr for a short time as the mechanism resets, but cant be sure. Hope that helps