I have had my system for two years and it plays good. Recently when we put CD's in the player they will take a minute to play and when we try to take them out the CD'S get stuck and we have to play with the doors to make them eject the CD's. What is the problem and how do I resolve this issue.
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Re: Phillips FWC577 CD Shelf System
Hi mate , ive got this exact stereo, Great aint they . i had the same problem so i stripped it down , took apart the CD platters and found some dust caught between the gears, you can look for the service manual on the internet as thats where i had my help from. Dust can corrupt the laser , jam the eject gears. If you want some more help reply back on here. regards jonno
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Dust inside the cd player could be causing problems.
You need to try playing a cleaning cd and follow the instructions that come with it. You can also spray compressed air to clean out the cd portion of the stereo. You can also try unplugging the unit for 20 minutes and then plug it back in. Make sure your cds are clean and not too scratched up. If the unit is under a year old it may still be under warranty. If this does not resolve the issue you may have to have the unit professionally repaired. If the unit is not worth repairing you may need to buy another unit.
The symptom you are describing is exactly what is known as a "BLOWN" speaker or the voice coil has "shorted", this is caused from the volume being up to loud, heating up the voice coil and frying it, in the future if the bass/sound is distorted then turn the volume down just enough to stop the distortion and this will save the speaker.
As far as getting a replacement speaker, you will have to contact the manufacture to get a replacement.
Good Luck !
Below are links to the manuals. I also have this system with the original manuals.
Basically, press the "load" button to open up the CD mechanism, put a CD on the spindle, and press load again to close the CD mechanism. Press the "CD" button to start playing the CD. Page 12 in the User's Guide has instructions on configuring the radio presets.
I had the same thing happen to mine, only after six years, After taking the top off, and looking at the inside, I realized it was the belt that had stretched out. I am still trying to find a place that sells replacement belts. I was able to get it to work by taking the belt out, cleaning it with a tissue and some rubbing alcohol, and putting it back in. you may want to look into the belt.