Help with Stuck 6-Disk CD Changer???
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 22:06:47 -0500
I have a Pioneer PD-M426 6 Disk CD player that has been pumping tunes
for years. It has worked flawlessly virtually forever.
Yesterday is stopped playing and here's the symptom:
It appears that the CD cartridge is stuck in the unit. I took the
cover off and verified that there is/are no CD's in the player
section. I even tried to coax the mechanism to assist with the eject
of the cartridge. But to no avail.
I also tried a little persuasion on the cartridge itself but its not
I do not have the manual and a search of the Pioneer site shows this
model but no docs or repair instructions.
Has anyone any clue as to what may have happened and how I can release
and remove the cartridge? My feeling is that if the cartridge can be
removed, checked and then reinserted the mechanism might just start
Any advise greatly appreciated. I am not ready to trade in my CD's
for MP3's yet.
Mark D. Zacharias...
In a situation like this the cartridge is often at fault. There is also a
loading arm buried in there which sometimes breaks. These mechs can be
challenging even for a tech type.