After a power outage, my WR18 started acting strangely once power was restored. Now when I close the CD tray, it closes, but then it immediately opens up again. The radio works fine, but the CD tray won't stay closed. Does this sound like damage from a power surge?
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Often the tray is powered by a rubber belt. If the latter breaks or slips the try will not open/close. The motor will work and tell the electronics that all is well because it has done its job but it really hasn't since the tray is inert!
This unit needs replaced it has seen better days sorry. The only thing you can try is shut off all power to the PC then unplug the PC and that cd drive from the rear of it. let the PC boot all the way up so you see your desk top. Shut it all the way down un plug PC hook back up the wires on the back of the CD player let it boot back up see if this stops it.Remember to rate my solution this is how i earn my achievements also testimonial Thanks much in advance.
Hi, It very well could be a lightning related issue. From previous experience servicing equipment, I have found that electronic equipment that is hit by lightning acts strangely very comparable to what you are describing. Function switches are performing different functions usually due to shorts from the hit. It tends to act normally for bit, and then sporadically do something completely different from what it is supposed to. As far as service, depending on the age and original cost, you probably are better off getting a new unit. It has also been my experience even if something electronic is repaired, it still may act strangely doing something else later if it was indeed hit. Unfortunately most electronic repair charges can be rather high, maybe 50.00 hr or so, plus parts and a bench fee just to look at it. I have replaced many items for customers after they had them repaired because of this. Check into your insurance. It you have a higher deductable, it may not be worth it. Insurance companies also tend to charge higher premiums as well. Never hurts to ask, but in the long run a drive to the store might be worth it.
Broken gears. The current replacement 5 disc is a CD/DVD player and sells for $129.00 at Sony or any other Sony retailer. The cost to have a service center even estimate the repair would be more than 50% of the replacement cost. Hope this helps