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I know little about electrics, including ICE, so does anyone know why the CD player on TeeVee instantly ejects a CD when inserted?

 

I have tried different CDs, old and new, but they are ejected immediately after insertion  :sad:



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Doesn't like your choice of music probably.



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Doesn't like your choice of music probably.

 

How could any machine not like Beethoven's 6th Symphony 'Pastoral' ??  :huh:

 

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LArk rise in Candleford?


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LArk rise in Candleford?

 

Ya know ... I wuz kind of, well, hoping that someone, somebody, might be able to help me!  :cry:


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I hope they can Kevin. I'm afraid that I have no idea, but you have already sussed that no doubt. I would hope that it's nothing more than a bit of muck in there, but it's a relatively new car isn't it.



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Does it spin the CD at all prior to ejecting it? If so it could just be a dirty lens and a CD cleaner disc may solve the issue.   Otherwise it will need to go to the menders. I guess Mazda won't be interested and just offer a replacement but I would the guess the parts are available for the specialist to repair it.


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I hope they can Kevin. I'm afraid that I have no idea, but you have already sussed that no doubt. I would hope that it's nothing more than a bit of muck in there, but it's a relatively new car isn't it.

 

Well, it's nearly 4 years old now and has covered 30,000 miles, so yes, 'relatively' new, but I'll bet the CD player is a piece of Chinese junk (see what I did there?  :giggle:) like almost everything we buy now!

 

As an aside I replaced a set of acrylic bathroom taps last year, the old ones having lasted over 30 years. The replacements were a well known make but this morning one of them shattered, hurting Caroline's hand! The other one is cracked through too. Guess where they were made?  :mad:

 

It seems impossible to buy quality these days, at any price  :sad:


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Does it spin the CD at all prior to ejecting it? If so it could just be a dirty lens and a CD cleaner disc may solve the issue.   Otherwise it will need to go to the menders. I guess Mazda won't be interested and just offer a replacement but I would the guess the parts are available for the specialist to repair it.

 

No it doesn't spin at all, Steve - just in...and straight out again. Luckily I don't use the CD player very much due to it's ridiculous location in the REAR bulkhead, but it's handy to have all the same. 

 

I have read that the CD player has been omitted from the latest Mk4.



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CDs are going the way of cassette tapes. At least with the solid state storage used these days there's no moving parts to go wrong.


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Also, I don't think a CD cleaning disc will work because it will just eject it!



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I tend to agree, unless the player attempts to read the CD on insertion prior to ejecting it, the cleaner disc won't work..


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Does it spin the CD at all prior to ejecting it? If so it could just be a dirty lens and a CD cleaner disc may solve the issue.   Otherwise it will need to go to the menders. I guess Mazda won't be interested and just offer a replacement but I would the guess the parts are available for the specialist to repair it.

 

No it doesn't spin at all, Steve - just in...and straight out again. Luckily I don't use the CD player very much due to it's ridiculous location in the REAR bulkhead, but it's handy to have all the same. 

 

I have read that the CD player has been omitted from the latest Mk4.

 

It has never been available in Australia and was a big part of my original decision not to buy one. (Along with no glovebox.)


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Spit on the Disc and give it a wipe with you Hanky ! Allway's work works for me   :rolleyes:  Or give it a Whack !! :D


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I'd get rid, Kev. Probably why the previous owner did :)

 

Or copy the CD as an MP3 on a memory stick and try that instead.


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I'd get rid, Kev. Probably why the previous owner did :)

 

Or copy the CD as an MP3 on a memory stick and try that instead.

Now you are talking all foreign again. I don't understand that, maybe Kevin will.


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Does it spin the CD at all prior to ejecting it? If so it could just be a dirty lens and a CD cleaner disc may solve the issue.   Otherwise it will need to go to the menders. I guess Mazda won't be interested and just offer a replacement but I would the guess the parts are available for the specialist to repair it.

 
No it doesn't spin at all, Steve - just in...and straight out again. Luckily I don't use the CD player very much due to it's ridiculous location in the REAR bulkhead, but it's handy to have all the same. 
 
I have read that the CD player has been omitted from the latest Mk4.


My 2019 ND has the CD player...and I wish it didn’t! The Americans get a larger storage bin which is a better use of the space.

Music on a USB stick is the way to go, Kev. You can load dozens of albums on a 16Gb stick without using high compression of the audio. The quality is excellent especially when listened to in an open top car.
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Thank you folks, for the many humorous replies (and a few helpful ones!)  :)

 

I must admit that I've no idea how to copy a CD onto a USB memory stick, or MP3, or stuff like that  :confused:

 

If I can get a young person to do that for me, do I then just plug the stick into one of the USB ports on the console?

 

God, how I wish cars still had twin carbs and PYE radios  :sad:

 

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Put your cd into windows media player- it may well come up as default when it goes into your computer. At the top is a box called ‘rip’. It will take a few secods, but it will change your music into MP3. Then just drag the file from ‘music’ to your memory stick.
Try it then, if it works, add some more in the same way.

Unless you use Apple......
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Sorry Kev, I can't be of help as I use an i-pod when I have the need to listen to music....never even checked to see if my CD player works!

 

If you can get someone 'in the know' to transfer or drag & drop files onto a USB stick then yes, simply plug into usb port and select on the screen to play.


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