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Thomson Altima 3205 Hi-Fi system. CD autochanger jams as the carriage does not move squarely on its runners. Causes belt slip.

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I think you have a disc in the mechinism that has popped out of the tray.

Taking these apart and getting the disc out can sometimes be a pretty difficult problem. If you do not have some good mechanical skills and are able to remember exactly where each screw goes and how each cable is plugged in, I would not try it yourself.

A repair center could probably fix this for around $75, depending on the rates of the shop. It should only take them about an hour to do this. And normally they will also clean and lube the mech properly while they are already in there.

If you do attempt this make sure everything goes back together exactly the way it came apart.

Once you get the mech out of the unit, look to see if there is are any disc's that are out of place. Sometimes you can push the disc back into the tray without dis-assembling the top part of the mech. This would be the preferable method so you will not need to re-assemble the mech.
If a tray is loaded into the area where the laser pick up is located and a disc is actually clamped into it, do not try to remove that.

It is likely that it is in the proper position.

If you require any further help let me know, and a good rating is always appreciated.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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