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  1. Stumpy

    Stumpy Guest

    I have a Kenwood excelon kdc x589 car radio and cd got stuck in the cd slot
    and won't eject out. What do I do? I noticed it was sometimes having
    problems ejecting some the cd's completely starting about a month ago and I
    had to pull them out with my fingers. This time when the cd did the same
    thing (half way ejecting the cd) I pushed the cd back in and it now won't
    come out at all. What is the problem and how do I fix it?
    Thanks for any help,
  2. AZ Nomad

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  3. Bill Jeffrey

    Bill Jeffrey Guest

    Get a couple business cards, or cut a 3X5 index card in half. Hold open
    the door that covers the slot, and CAREFULLY work one of the cards in
    above the disc, and the other one under the disc. DON'T FORCE ANYTHING.
    Move the cards around a bit, and quite quickly they should find the
    obstruction and bridge it, allowing the disc to slide out.

    Did you put a paper label on the disc? That's a no-no, and a common
    cause for "disc won't eject" problems.

  4. Hi!

    First, don't ever put a CD with a paper label in any player that "sucks" in
    the disc. I don't even recommend their use in tray-type players.

    Secondly, there are a set of rubber grip rollers that move the CD in and out
    of most car players. These sometimes get a coating of dust or other junk on
    them. When that happens, the ejecting action becomes slow, erratic or fails
    to function at all. You can usually take the radio apart (be VERY careful
    and use good tools) to get at the rollers and clean them.

  5. Stumpy

    Stumpy Guest

    Ok thanks William I'll try cleaning the rollers. I managed to get the cd
    playing again. When the cd got stuck it also stopped playing as well. What I
    did was unplug the car battery. Seems to be working again but at one point I
    got an error message (E 99) which means in the manual: "Something is wrong
    with the disk magazine. Or the unit is malfunctioning for some reason. Check
    the disk magazine and then press reset button on the unit." Well anyway, the
    E99 messsage eventually disappeared without me doing anything and the cd
    player seems to be working properly now.
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