A few weeks ago, I noticed that there was a scratching sound when playing a cd at a volume of 30-35. Recently, the unit will turn off and the lights on the panel will flash like a strobe light. When this happens, I am unable to eject cd or use the radio. Sometimes the unit will turn back on and play for a few, then shut back off again. I have reset the unit a few times, but always get the same problem. I have taken the unit out and removed the connections, replaced the fuse, and reconnected the player. It will then work for a period of time. I've noticed that if I keep the bass turned down on the settings and keep the volume at a minimum, it will work. Can you offer a suggestion? It seems like it's overheating. Can I get the unit repaired for an affordable price, or get a new unit. The stereo came with the car - I bought it from a good friend who purchased the radio. Can it be repaired under warranty? Please help... Billy Hollowell
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Pioneer is a very good cd player i know this from my friend having one, I know in some cases like yours if a CD player does not play cds it is a dirty or scratched lazor head( disc reader ), you could try buying a cd lazor head cleaning kit i done this a few times for cd players an my dvd player an it worked pop in cleaning disc an follow simple instructions about 10 mins at most that job if it works no worries, if a cd cleaning disc doesent work its more likely the cd lazor head is burnt out or past cleaning like my ford probes jvc cd player wont work because the reader is past cleaning sadly from age as its a car that has has 3 owners im looking for new cd player now, just try a cleaning kit few times if that will not work it may be ruined an you will have to get another sorry to say that but its same for me. hope this bit of help works
Hi:) Sound like the pre-amplifier transistors are burnt out if you hear no sound at all. If you can hear a very fate sound then it would be the Output amplifier IC's. If you are using a separate output amp check the amp.
make sure your wirings are rated to handle the current needed by your radio. You might have a large voltage drop when it is at high volume level because it will draw lots of current. You might need to change the size of your wires to your Clarion. Check the voltage near the radio when it starts to flicker if it goes below the source voltage of 12V. hope this helps
you can reset that by unhooking the battery for about 10 minutes and hooking it back up... if that is an anti-theft type radio make sure you know the code and how to enter it. you'll have to set the pre-set stations again too.
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p.s. just noticed how long ago you posted this. you probably have it fixed by now... but the manual may come in handy to you
Sony say in the manual that if you record high bit-rate mp3's the sound may be intermittent.
I feel this is due to the decoder having to move ALOT of bits around to play, try some makeing a disk with mixed rate mp3's on.
e.g.) some 64Kbps, some 128, some 192, and some as high as you can get and see if there is any differ