Moved CD changer with discs inside - won't "reset" / work
I moved above changer with a few discs inside, and upon re-plugging in, it refused to open or operate. I manually opened door, removed offending discs, (one still in laser / player drive in rear of machine), unit will still not function. Any "reset" button I'm missing?
Re: Moved CD changer with discs inside - won't "reset" /...
I've found the easiest way by far is to take off the metal cover and replace the disks that way. In fact, it's likely impossible to get the discs all in place unless you do that. Unplug the unit. Unscrew the 9 screws that hold on the upper/side cover. There are two screws on each side, two on top, and three on the back upper lip. Then lift the cover straight up and off. You can then carefully remove any CD's that are out of place. You'll have both ones that jumped into the adjacent groove, and sit a little higher than normal, and ones that are grossly dislodged. The mechanism gets stuck when a disc that's sufficiently out of place jams and interferes with passage of the carousel past points where there's little clearance. You may need to plug it back in and turn it on to get the turntable to turn to access them all. For those stuck in the front, turn it on and immediately push the open door button. then as soon as it opens, unplug the unit so you can remove any stuck there. With the door open, you can rotate the turntable both ways (till an out of place disc stops it) without the plyer mechanism trying to load a disc each time you pause the rotation of the carousel to replace the CDs properly. NOW MY QUESTION: any way to load the discs easily to a PC for MP3 conversion? Anyone figure out how (i.e., routing the audio through a PC that's then connected to the keyboard in jack) to get the disk information to be read off the discs and automatically input into the CDP-CX400's memory?
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you're going to have to open the player by removing the top cover and returning the discs to their correct places on the carousel. If you've coded the discs' locations and disc names it will be a pain to have to re-code them, I don't know if the memory will clear if you take the discs out and power the unit up and it finds they're not there.
I believe the discs being out of place are what is preventing the door from opening. It's operated by a motor located under the right front of the carousel, and the only way to get it it is to remove the carousel.... which isn't hugely easy but it can be done, you'll have to take the top stuff off inside, unplug at least several of the cables etc so you can move the top board out of the way. Make sure that all the discs are back in their places on the carousel, OR removed, before you turn the unit back on.
this is a mechanism problem. Also, maybe something might have hooked the cd tray and made it stuck.
What you have to do now is to open the player by unscrewing the cover, so that you can gain access to the mechanism inside the player.
After you must have opened the cover, plug the cd changer to light, power it on and use you hand to pull out the tray while you press open button.
Also make observations on the disc tray while you press the open button and check the disc tray and look for what is making it stuck and refuse to open. This is why you need use your hand to support the disc tray by pushing it open from the inside.
sounds like the tray inside was misaligned when the cd went in. and it probally sent the disc into a occupied slot. you will have to remove radio and disassemble to repair. also try just unpluging radio and plug back in. sometimes it resets the radio and will start ejecting the cds
Had this happen to me awhile back while I was fixing a DVD scratch
problem with my 400 changer. As I recall, the top cover comes off
easily (a few side and back screws and perhaps an internal top try
cover) and you can access the disks easily to reset them in their
slots. Obviously, you should unplug the unit before you open it.
Well, difficult problem here, you has to open the cover to remove manually on the changer de CD, other than that, prove leaving the on botton pressed when connected, and see if open,
You have a problem with the try control circuit. It could be the switch is leaking across itself. Could be a problem with the tray motor control IC, or the Microprocessor is not reseting the open tray line correctly, or theres a cam assembly inside the unit that tells the microprocessor where everything is by means of small micro/leaf type switches thats out of alighnment or broken. If its seven years old, you got more then it was designed for and I would'nt invest a dime or the time into the repair of this unit. Time to take a trip to the electronics store. Good luck