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How to Repair a Broken Car Radio CD Player


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A radio CD player is something that you will find may need to be repaired from time to time. There are a handful of things that could be wrong with your CD player. It is up to you to find the source of the problem and attempt to fix it. Having to purchase a new CD player every time something goes wrong with the one that you have can get to be very expensive. This is why it is a good idea for you to figure out how to fix your car stereo CD player for whenever it begins to act up at all. 
Materials Needed:
Cable
Contact Cleaner
Soft Cloth
Drawer Loading Belt
Step 1 – Sound Quality
If your auto CD player is having sound quality issues, then there are a few things that could be wrong with it. You will need to look over all of the cable connections; they need to be completely secured. You may end up needing to replace the cable that connects the receiver and the CD unit. Make sure that you clean the contacts that are on your CD player. This is something that you will be able to do with a contact cleaner that is electronics grade. 
Step 2 – Skipping
If the disc that you are listening to is skipping, then take it out and examine the CD. If the CD is dirty or scratched, then this could be the problem. However, if your CD is clear of debris and scratches, then it may be the laser lens. Test it out on multiple CDs that are clean, if there is skipping with all of them then you will need to clean your laser lens. 
Step 3 – Disc Recognition
If you find that the discs that you put in are not being recognized then you may be putting them in the wrong way. Make sure that the CDs that you are putting in are being put in right side up. The label should be on top when entering it into your player. You may also need to clean your laser lens or unengaged the transportation lock. The lock will be a screw that is on the bottom of your unit. 
Step 4 – Door
If the door is having issues opening or closing, then it could be a problem with your drawer loading belt. You will need to make sure that the belt is elastic and tight, if it is not, then it is time to replace it. You will be able to find these belts at most electronic part stores. You will want to make sure that the replacement belt that you get is one that has the same amount of thickness or just a little bit more. Make sure that it is not so tight that the motor has to strain. Make sure that there are no gears that are loose or broken, replace them if necessary. Also check for any debris or hair that could prevent any of the moving parts issues. 

A car radio CD player is something that you will find may need to be repaired from time to time. There are a handful of things that could be wrong with your CD player. It is up to you to find the source of the problem and attempt to fix it. Having to purchase a new CD player every time something goes wrong with the one you have can get to be very expensive. This is why it is a good idea for you to figure out how to fix your car stereo CD player for whenever it begins to act up at all. 

Materials Needed

  • Cable
  • Contact Cleaner
  • Soft Cloth
  • Drawer Loading Belt

Step 1 – Sound Quality

If your auto CD player is having sound quality issues, then there are a few things that could be wrong with it. You will need to look over all of the cable connections. They need to be completely secured. You may end up needing to replace the cable that connects the receiver and the CD unit. Make sure that you clean the contacts that are on your CD player. This is something that you will be able to do with a contact cleaner that is electronic grade. 

Step 2 – Skipping Problems

If the disc you are listening to is skipping, then take it out and examine the CD. If the CD is dirty or scratched, then this could be the problem. However, if your CD is clear of debris and scratches, then it may be the laser lens. Test it out on multiple CDs that are clean. If there is skipping with all of them, then you will need to clean your laser lens. 

Step 3 – Disc Recognition

If you find that the discs you put in are not being recognized, then you may be putting them in the wrong way. Make sure that the CDs you are putting in are being put in right side up. The label should be on top when entering it into your player. You may also need to clean your laser lens or unengaged the transportation lock. The lock will be a screw that is on the bottom of your unit. 

Step 4 – Loading Door

If the door is having issues opening or closing, then it could be a problem with your drawer loading belt. You will need to make sure that the belt is elastic and tight, if it is not, then it is time to replace it. You will be able to find these belts at most electronic part stores. You will want to make sure that the replacement belt you get is one that has the same amount of thickness or just a little bit more. Make sure that it is not so tight that the motor has to strain. Make sure that there are no gears that are loose or broken, replace them if necessary. Also check for any debris or hair that could prevent any of the moving parts issues.

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