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Old 07-08-2004, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

i just got my 1992 BMW 320i Coupe, and when i put a cd in the CD changer, original CD with Track extention, but it showed Disk Error, does anyone know why ? and what kind of music extnsion do i have to put in the CD ?
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this belongs in the audio forum.

but be sure the changer is reading through the discs and if it is try cleaning it and or smacking it around a bit or unpluggnig it for a while to force a reset.
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Ahh sorry.. i didn't know that there's an Audio forum...
thnx for the info..i ll try this today
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I'll move it.

I'm not familar with the track extension though. Do you mean CDs with built-in text info? Or do you mean mp3-type extensions?
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Thanx alot for moving the Topic to this forum..that would be better...

the CD i tried to play is built-in text info, it didn't work, so i was wonderin' if the problem is in the CD changer, or the file extension, like do i have to put: Mp3, Wav etc ...?
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your stock 92 system won't read CD-Text or play MP3s. it should still be able to play Audio CDs with CD-Text
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right. when you burn a cd it must be burned in audio format in either .wav or .cda (i think, not sure on that one).
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Thanks alot, i think u guys r right, i'll try that.
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Sadly, the CD Changer didn't work with .wav and cda.. so today i think that i ll be taking the car to sum audio store to check that..
I'm also thinking of replacing the head of the CD changer to a one that reads MP3 files..i hope that this will work..
i ll be posting pics of the car soon after i finish sum modifications on it B)
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Have you tried playing a store bought CD, or do you kids not actually buy CD's anymore? :P Borrow one from your parents, and give it a try. If that doesn't work, your changer is jacked, and you would be better off replacing it versus repairing it.

As for an aftermarket changer, you have three options..

Buy an RF modulated changer. This plugs in through your fm tuner, works on a nonexistent radio station (like 88.3FM) and sounds like crap.

The second option would be to find an adaptor from a company like BlitzSafe, which will allow you to use your oem deck, with a particular type of aftermarket changer (either Pioneer or Alpine depending on your particular oem head unit). This is not cheap, but will give you much better sound qualtiy versus the above, and will allow you to keep your oem deck (if you are really wanting to do that).

The last option would be to replace your oem deck. This is the most cost effective investment, as it will actually improve your overall sound quality. If you want to add the matching CD Changer to that for more flexibility, you can do that as well.
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or, if you want a cheap in dash CD HU, I'm selling one on ebay. You can win it for as little as $1. Was used in a Jeep as a factory replacement, but is made by sony. It has more EQ options than the factory one. The only thing you would loose is changer control. If you don't like it, you'd only be out $1.

Its also not mine, I'm just selling it, so I don't care what it goes for.
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Have you tried playing a store bought CD, or do you kids not actually buy CD's anymore? :P Borrow one from your parents, and give it a try. If that doesn't work, your changer is jacked, and you would be better off replacing it versus repairing it.

As for an aftermarket changer, you have three options..

Buy an RF modulated changer. This plugs in through your fm tuner, works on a nonexistent radio station (like 88.3FM) and sounds like crap.

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The last option would be to replace your oem deck. This is the most cost effective investment, as it will actually improve your overall sound quality. If you want to add the matching CD Changer to that for more flexibility, you can do that as well.
ya i tried 2 MJ store brought CDs and never worked...now the car is like in a big service, i'm changing engine oil, breaks, and many many stuff,
i ll finish this service and i ll check out sum Audio store, i might fit a whole sound system to the car :P

As for an option, the 1st options is crap and has a crap sound quality.. :P

thanx alot for the help..
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or, if you want a cheap in dash CD HU, I'm selling one on ebay. You can win it for as little as $1. Was used in a Jeep as a factory replacement, but is made by sony. It has more EQ options than the factory one. The only thing you would loose is changer control. If you don't like it, you'd only be out $1.

Its also not mine, I'm just selling it, so I don't care what it goes for.
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thanx alot, but i don't think that i'm buying it :P
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not even for $1?
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ya...not even for $1 :P :P
coz i already fixed the CD changer yesterday..i took it to some audio store...and he said that many parts of it are not working..
but he fixed it for about $50
It's working perfectly now..the sound quality is really Great...

Thanx everybody for your opinions and help...
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