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Inoperable CD changer

When I press "CD" on the radio of my 2000 Mercedes Benz C280 the message "No Magazine" appears. The changer has power but I am not able to eject the magazine. I believe the problem is a hardware problem, possibly a misguided or jammed CD. Does anyone know how to remove the magazine when the button designed for this purpose won't do the trick?

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  • John Tumulty May 03, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestions Mark. I shall try them. I have had recent developments concerning this issue:
    I took the car to a mechanic to help resolve the problem. He removed the unit from the car and the cover from the unit. Inside he turned a cogged wheel (sorry, I don't know the technical term) with a screwdriver until it stopped turning. He was then able to eject the cartridge. The unit worked well after that for only about 2 hours playing time, when the same symptoms returned. The mechanic then repeated the previous-stated procedures in order to eject the cartridge and suggested I place another cartridge into the magazine, which I did. So far the player has worked for approximately 4 playing hours with no problems. I noticed there were silver wear spots on the old magazine where the black coating had been removed. Other than that it looked perfectly normal. Not a very scientific approach to the problem, but an easy one to experiment with.

  • yorkescape Dec 13, 2008

    I have a c240 mercedes benz 2003. My cd cartridge is stuck in 6cd player. I push the button to eject and nothing happens. I only have 1 cd in it. How do I get it out?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how would I find out what part number will work for my cd changer(in need of the magazine)

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Hello
    I have a clarion radio & CD multi changer in my lorry that worked OK until a few days ago. Now there's no power when you press the power button. I have tried the fuse's but they seem ok, any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    even magazine is loaded with cds display always says no cd!

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Hi the alpine/merc/bmw cd changer all seam to suffer with the same problem, they say no disc, or no mag try firmly hitting the mag with the handle of a screw driver. the loadinga arm, tends to get stuck. you could try using some grease on the arms, and levers, white spray gease works best. but dont forget to cover the laser beforehand, you dont want grease on it :) Mark www.carradiospares.co.uk

Posted on May 03, 2007

  • Anonymous May 03, 2007

    here to help :)

    will try and get a photo of the mech so i can show what gears cause the problem.


    Mark
    www.carradiospares.co.uk

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