When one inserts the cartridge of CDs the machine accepts #1 then replaces it. After all six CDs have been accepted, then rejected, it stops. As this process happens rather quickly, no CD is read, therefore nothing plays. Also, this unit has been instorage for ten years
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Re: Cannot get music CD's to read.
The lens have a bad habit of falling out of the optic assemblies. They are held in with only a 2 dabs of glue. You can VERY CAREFULLY glue it back in. It is a plastic lens and affected badly by the wrong type of glue. Use a craft/modelling glue. DO NOT USE SUPER GLUE It will cloud the lens and render it useless.
Remove the lid and remove the 4 screws that retain the laser traverse assemly(it has a brown flexifilm attached to it). dont UNPLUG ANYTHING
Gently turn the entire optics assembly over by carefully maneuvering it(there is an earth strap to unscrew that may make it easier).
Wit the assembly facing upwards, refit the lens back into the laser assembly, ensuring that it is sitting entirely flat
Then use a tiny dab of glue( I use a Tarzan's Grip, a craft glue ) to EITHER SIDE of the lens making sure that it is dabbed on both the lens and the mount that it fits into
Let the glue go off(couple of hours)
Clean the lens with a cotton tip moist with windex(glass cleaner), and then again another dry one to be sure there is no smear left.
Remount the traverse assembly and test
Check that the rubber suspension mounts have not perished also If they have collapsed(they should sit within about 1mm of the retainer screws when refitted), they will need to be replaced also. You will need to get them from a Pioneer service center. They are about $1.00 each.
APPLY SPARINGLY. Glue everywhere or on the face of the lens can easily destroy the coating.
This method works 4 out of 5 times without having to do the grating adjustments on the optics. And save you $100 for new optics and time to set them up. Good luck, and dont forget to rate me "FixYa" If you need more advice on these players... i have fixed hundreds of them. They are well worth repair and hard to replace with anything similar. .
On the face of this machine find the vertical button row which selects discs 1-6. Take a can of Air Duster and blow out the dust from around these buttons as thoroughly as possible. Now plug the set in and turn the power on an let it sit over night powered up to cook out the moisture.Now insert the magazine and give it a try.It worked in my seemingly hope...less case.Good luck.
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Shut the machine down. Find the original CD or a retail OS X installation DVD. Start the machine up and immediately hold down the option key. You will see a icon of your hard drive. Now insert the CD or DVD. If it immediately spits out, your optical drive needs replacement. If it does not, click on the U-shaped arrow button to rescan the drives. If the CD/DVD does not show up, your optical drive needs replacement. If it does, choose it and boot from it. If this actually works, you may have a software problem -- this is low probability, but possible.
Keep in mind that the CD and DVD read heads are separate. If one of those is malfunctioning, your drive will accept CDs but not DVDs, or vice versa. If you see this behavior, your optical drive needs replacement.
I think that the mechanism of the cd accepter must be not accepting the cd due to blockages such as dust or sand particles. If you are experienced, open the case and try to find blockages. If problem persists, Call the company's support.
I had the same problem.
i fix it by taking out the cd player and pulling the outer case off. when i looked inside and the (in technical terms) metal bracket that holds the white plastic disc (that i guess holds the cds) inside the cd player was bent down. i am assuming that cds were hitting this when i tried to insert them! i just bent it back up using a knife from the outside. i bent it up until the white disc looked level.