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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by SybilK, Jan 9, 2016.

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  1. SybilK

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    I have a Panosonic Stereo System SA-AK29. I can't get any of the CD trays to open up. I've tried unplugging it on the outside chance it would reset but none of them will open. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Alec_t

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    Welcome to EP!
    If the rest of the system is working ok then my guess would be that a common power supply to all the tray motors is missing/weak.
    Any chance you can post a schematic?
     
  3. EK61

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    Try pressing on the draw repeatedly while pressing the open button. Our unit does this too. Could be a worn out belt also.
     
  4. Martaine2005

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    Apart from the above suggestions. I would guess that a disc is stuck.
    This unit stacks the discs rather than having a circular 5 disc tray.
    What makes this worse is that the other 4 discs are held up above the tray.
    You may have to open the casing and manually remove the discs.
    They are located at the top, so easy to get to.

    Martin
     
  5. EK61

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    Eh? [​IMG]

    Single disc
     
  6. Martaine2005

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  7. EK61

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    Well, if it has a slot that sucks up the disc, then I suggest using a pair of credit cards or similar items to push the disc inside up or down in case it doesn't line up with the opening. (The stereo in our ute requires that)
     
  8. shrtrnd

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    And if all that fails, open the cabinet up and take a look at the mechanism.
    Maybe a plastic part broke.
     
  9. elebish

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    Look for a small hole in the front of the disc case and use a paper clip wire to push one end into the hole to release the tray. If no hole, you will have to remove the case. Ed.
     
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