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Volvo XC90 6 disc CD player reads DISC ERROR, please help!!

Hello,I have a 03 Volvo XC90; it has a 6 cd changer (6 cds stuck inside) (product # 32110457, and software update# 8691147), all of the sudden it completely stopped working and reads DISC ERROR. I brought it to dealership, because they said that sometimes they can hook up an electronic device to the vehicle and force the CD's out of the unit. Unfortunately I am not so lucky this time. Now they are saying I need to get a new cd unit for the vehicle.
I have an extra CD player lying around (NOT a Volvo one) a local car audio shop, is claiming that I can not put in another unit other than Volvo's. However I talked to VOLVO dealership today and they claim I can, but I have to bring it back to dealership to get a software update to ensure that the airbags will work properly.
Is there any "magic" trick to get it to work that I have not been told?Does anyone know if I can put in a different cd unit, and if not any recommendations on where I can purchase a refurbished cd unit? Thank you for your time, and energy! Have a great day!

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Try this to eject cartridge
PRESS AND HOLD eject button
Insert credit card under cartridge,push firmly in,then move left/right
Try several times ,what it does is locate a micro switch which sticks
This works on all cd stackers providing it has no other problems

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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  • Barry Fan Sep 30, 2010

    Our XC90 CD player also said "disc unreadable" and "deck error." We tried pressing the eject button, switching discs, a knife and a letter opener before trying the credit card trick. THANK YOU Barry Corrin--you rock! The credit card totally worked!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2010

    I just tried this but I will try again. Is there a certain way we have to stick the credit card in horizontal or vertical?

  • Arawak Nov 28, 2010

    I just tried this and it worked instantly!

    Great advice!

  • brummo Jun 21, 2011

    Could you please explain what you mean by cartridge?

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Do you have an in-dash CD unit? If so, try to reset the system by unhooking the battery cables. Wait a few minutes before reattaching. It worked for me! P.S. The battery is in the back of the vehicle under the 'flooring.' Weird...

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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