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#1 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 01:07 PM
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the changer is in and ejects properly but back up front when i hit cd, the screen says "NO DISC"
Can someone tell me what is wrong?

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be sure the changer cassett is in one piece. I've heard a tab or 2 can break off and cause problems.

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i pulled the whole changer set up out even the brackets.
i didnt see no broken tabs anywhere. and it still doesnt work.
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i think 007 was talking about the cd cartridge. Anyways, if the unit is saying NO CD then either the cartridge is not fitting correctly (broken tabs) or the unit is not recognizing the cartridge.

When you load, does it make all the noises like the cartridge is going in, and locking? When you choose a disc does it make a loading noise (i bet it doesnt, just sits there) ?

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yeah. the cartridge ejects correctly and when i put it in, it sounds like it locks. but thats all i can see that works. Nothing up front still wont activiate any part of the cd changer.

i have bought a magazine directly from the dealer and one online. neither display "NO DISC"


when we bougth the car, the changer was already installed but the previous owner must have taken the magazine(cartridge)
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It has nothing to do with CD magazine. Your cd laser is shot. Kaboom, Gone. You can fix it yourself if you know "how to swap the laser module" with a new one. It is the same one used in any cd changer, aftermarket or not. When mine went tits, I swapped it with one from Acura's cd changer. If you have no idea what I am talking about it, then it is highly recommended to get it done professionally. It shouldn't cost you more than $100 bucks.


PS: May be you can afford a new one from the money you are going to save from May 19th boycott.
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Before you go that route, have you disconnected the power cord and signal cord?

If there is just a fault, that will force it to reset. If the thing is truly broken, then you'll know.

Make sure the mag is out when you do it.

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Prez gives good advice, i would have offered it earlier, but figured you had already tried this.

It could be a laser issue, but not deffinately. I would hate to spend the money to retool your changer with one of these kits only to find out it was something else. the only way to determine that this is deffinately the problem would be to take of the case, and watch what happens.

If the cd loads and turns, then it may be a laser issue (still says no disk but the laser isnt able to read the TOC and therfore doesnt recognize there is a CD in the drive).

If the disc wont even spin up, it could be the motor that turns the disc. this I would imagine would be replaced in this kit that rogue speaks of, but that would be a good question for him.

If neither is the case, there could be literally 20 other reasons why your getting that message.

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does it load the disc to be played or attempt to?
that could indicate problems with the loader mechanism or magainze.

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Originally posted by roguesniper1@May 16 2004, 01:02 PM



PS: May be you can afford a new one from the money you are going to save from May 19th boycott.
hahaha. not really. you still stay on the subject huh. i fill my tanks up every sunday which lasts me through the whole week.

btw, i think it is the changer as a whole. bc the cd wont even load from the magazine.
im taking it to the dealer for them to it. (under warranty still)
ill post the problem later, thanks guys.




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Hey what did the dealership say about your changer?
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Time out! Before you spend a slug of dough, or you take a lot of things apart...try the "old standby"...it's worked for me and it's worked for many others.

With the cartridge in the changer, simply bang on the changer with your hand 2-3 times. I'm not kidding!! It can really work. Must move something around, or re-align something.

I read about this on another board a few months ago. I tried it and it worked. I've had no problems since.

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