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CD player won't turn on

I have a Kenwood CD-404 5 disc CD player. When I turn on the power button I can hear the disc changer turning a bit inside and then the screen on the unit says "Off", and that's it, it shuts down again. The entire process lasts about two seconds. I have the unit plugged directly into the the wall outlet. I have tried using the remote and the power button on the unit to turn the unit on. Any advice would be apprecited. Thanks.

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SOURCE: Stuck CD

hi there bguedes
best solution take top cover of and as it says pleasewait and you hear the noise just give the tray a bit of a jolt to help it around but beware of electric wires and static that should fix your problem

hope this helps an please if you have the time please rate me if you dont mind

thank you
fixya

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Kenwood CD changer wiring diagram

http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Support/Car_Entertainment_Owners_Manuals/#_

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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SOURCE: CD cartridge stuck in Kenwood KDC C461

If for some reason you would opt for user performed action, then pls try:
1. reset, unplug from the mains for at least an hour and try again;
2. check if there is a slide switch of some sort at the rear of the unit;
3. check if there may be a pinhole somewhere along the bottom of the loading tray where a blunted point safety pin maybe inserted;
4. open the top cover and manually eject the tray;
5. check internally if there is a mechanical problem such as a slipping/cut belt, gears that do not mesh correctly;
6. if the unit has been in use for some time, it may simply need cleaning and re-application of lubricant in the mechanical assembly.

The slider mechanism, depending on the age of the unit and , consists of the small chrome rail, a drive motor, a small gear assembly, and (in some units) a small belt that drives the slider unit via the motor. This small belt causes all sorts of problems. If the belt is broken or slipping, it can cause skipping, dropouts, or simply no start up at all. Also, if the belt breaks in the middle of the disc, the drive mechanism gets hair or dirt wrapped up into the gears, or the pick-up assembly doesn’t return to the start position (called home), the unit will (99% of the time) refuse to release the disc, causing it to become stuck inside the unit. There’s a little micro or leaf type switch located at home position that sometimes gets dirty or breaks and, causing this problem also.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2008

petraman7

Scott Frye

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SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-C662 6-Disc CD Changer - Error 'T99'

Hi....

Just accumulated dust can cause issues with the reader pickup
I'm not sure what T99 means but if you want to spend $35-90 to fix it,
it would be worth it.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

gokomets

Bruce Heffner

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SOURCE: Kenwood CD-203 5-Disc CD Changer will not play CDs

The laser might be the culpert, be sure its clean by using a swab and a alcohol. If the laser is needed
it could cost approx $75 unless their using a Sony
which might be cheaper!

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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hi there bguedes
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fixya
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