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Manual removal of cd magazine

I changed my car stereo to a head unit that was ipod compatible. in doing so, the installers removed the CHA-1214 but forgot to remove the CD magazine. without reconnecting the head unit and disc changer to a power source, is there any way to remove the CD magazine?

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  • tadabello Aug 08, 2008

    i figured, i might have to do that. was wondering if there was another way. maybe not. thanks though! :-)

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If you can find the manual of the device, there might be a small pin to press or a small hole to stick the end of a paperclip in for manual release, maybe if you check the device itself you will find such a small hole or pin with printed "release".

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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Seems to me an error of the installers, just go back and ask them to remove the magazine properly.

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