Stuck CD

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-24-17, 06:18 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 245
Stuck CD

I have a 99 Mazda Protege and a cd is stuck in the player. It will neither play nor eject. What can I try to get it to eject?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-24-17, 08:00 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 42,970
Is that a single disc indash unit or a multi disc indash unit ?

There really isn't much you can do from outside the unit. You could pull the unit out of the dash and possibly get the CD(s) out but the unit won't likely play CD's again.

I used to repair automotive CD players..... they are not DIY repair items.

There are factory authorized repair centers that can repair the unit but if I remember correctly.... the price is around $125.
 
  #3  
Old 09-25-17, 02:11 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 517
Look for a pin hole in the tray & stick a pin in it.
 
  #4  
Old 09-25-17, 09:22 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada (near The Motor City)
Posts: 589
"I used to repair automotive CD players..... they are not DIY repair items."

Best advice.

I'm a retired electronics tech and you can do a lot of unnecessary damage trying to get the disk out .... when taking the unit to a technician is the best answer
 
  #5  
Old 09-26-17, 10:48 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 245
If I find the pin hole, should the unit be on when I try to push something into the hole?
 
  #6  
Old 09-26-17, 11:40 AM
pugsl's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 7,629
Usually will just pop out without power but try both ways.
 
  #7  
Old 09-26-17, 11:47 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,497
The pinhole is access to a mechanical catch, shouldn't matter whether the power is on to the unit.
 
  #8  
Old 09-26-17, 06:22 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 517
That's correct, no power is needed.
 
  #9  
Old 09-27-17, 05:48 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 245
This unit is a single disk player. There is an eject button on the right and a power button on the left. There is just a slot to push in a cd. I have searched and searched for a pin hole and cannot find one. Any suggestions on where to look?
 
  #10  
Old 09-27-17, 06:35 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 517
It has to be where you push in the tray.
 
  #11  
Old 09-27-17, 06:39 AM
pugsl's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 7,629
If just a slot I don't think there is a eject pin hole.
 
  #12  
Old 09-27-17, 10:49 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 42,970
There is NO pin on a single disc player. If there was a pin release on an indash changer.... it will only release the cartridge if the CD's are all in it. Usually a CD gets stuck outside the tray and it won't release.

Here's one thing you can try. Disconnect the negative battery lead. Tap the brakes a few times to discharge the ECU. Wait five minutes. Reconnect battery. Now try ejecting CD.
 
  #13  
Old 09-27-17, 12:07 PM
biketrax's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 308
IF you can see it ? and its partially out.....

Sometimes if you can see a little bit of the CD, then it may be stuck in limbo. I would take something to the effect of a thin wooden(or plastic) letter opener the ones that resemble sheaves or small swords, a little nudge in or out (or perhaps up or down) so the mechanism could push it out and this could save the day. This has worked for me on several occasions.
Good luck
Just a proven method that's worked for me!
Providing its not SUPER JAMMED!
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:00 AM.