Message 'no CD' always appears, but I can see the CD in proper position, but not spinning.
I took the unit apart to remove a stuck CD. The changer mechanism is now working properly, but always displays 'no disc' even though I can see it in place. The motor to spin the CD never starts. I've tried starting it with the traverse limit switch both opened and closed. Both motors read about 11 Ohms and continuity through the harness checks out. I did notice a broken gear tooth on the traverse gear that drives the rack. I restored smooth traverse by moving the gear slightly on the shaft, but the travers unit still stays dead even with the change mechanism moving the CDs around perfectly.
Is there a fuse or interlock I might be missing?
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Error 99 is CD not up to speed. Either the CD is slipping, Defective CD,
pickup is unable to read sectors and is either dirty pickup or pickup
Is it always the same CD you are playing? Is the CD smudged
with finger prints or dirty? If not suspect the CD itself. This
will require Repair or Replace, as E-99 is a classic malfunction &
unit will need to be taken apart, "unless" there is a CD stuck in the
If you have loaded a Blank Cartridge & clicked Eject
& found no extra CD, then you will need to have a Reputable Shop
Repair Typically this is the Logic I.C. & / or the Servo Motor. Sometimes you can find the same Unit on E-Bay, Craigs List, etc for less than Repair
Changer Error Codes: E-00: Poor Cable connection. E-01: Magazine not properly set in changer. E-02: No Disc in magazine. E-03: CD does not have selected track number. E-04: Disc is dirty, upside down or unreadable. E-10: No data is recorded on the MD. The player plays the next disc automatically. E-99: Changer malfunction, disc may be caught in machine or changer requires service.
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If this is a Kenwood, then Error 99 means the following:
malfunction, disc may be caught in machine or changer requires service.
Before replacing the unit try disconnecting battery for two minutes (ensure you have car anti theft code). If that does not work, then the unit must be taken apart, there is a disk stuck or a mechanical problem.
Regarding replacement, to find one you need to post details on make and model. Ebay is a good source for second hand factory replacemnts. Here a generic list. Shopping
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Have a look for a small hole in the front of the CD player - this is the emergency eject button. Find a paper clip, unwind it and then press the paper clip through the hole - the CD should then eject the first CD and you will then be able to eject the others.
Built up dirt particles like dust or smoke on the lense can cause this. Buy a cleaning kit with a disc that has brushes that you dab with a small amount of alcohol which spins in the CD player and cleans the lens.
when you put the mag in does it try to load? ie does the cd select the trays?
if not then it sounds like you have a faulty unit and will need to get it repaired.