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Old 08-20-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hey all, I just got a factory cd head unit for my Bonne, and the cd player doesn't work, I'll pop the CD in, and it just says ERR... doesn't show any codes or anything... any ideas on what to do with it?
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I could be way off base but I seem to remember a post saying to flip the CD. They may read from the other side.
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:20 PM   #3
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ERR message may also means that the CD you putting in is not a genuine CD
or a copy of a CD "WAV format" but maybe a CD-R or a CD-RW with MP3
format.
Flipping the disc is kind of very basic "blonde" mistake...but I don't think that Bonnies drivers are affected by this illness lol
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Flipping the disc is kind of very basic "blonde" mistake...but I don't think that Bonnies drivers are affected by this illness lol
agreed....the ERR just means the CD cannot be read by the player.....try a "real" CD and see it that helps
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i pulled apart the cd-player, and cleaned the lens. It stopped spitting cd'* out after that.
After 15 years of use, you think it might be dirty????
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Well, I know that the shiney side goes down... and both cd'* that I tried were 'real' cd'* that were purchased, so, its not a worry about it being a burnt cd... I'm thinking that I'm just going to have to break down and pull it out again and open it up to see if its dirty inside....

Thanks for the help guys
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they make a CD disk lense cleaner that you just indert and press play and it cleans the lense.
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Yeah, I've used one of those already, and that helped a little, the player will read the disc now, but it skips so easily... I guess I'll have to look into a new head unit...
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I doubt those cleaning cd'* will actually clean the laser. I still recommend taking the player apart, and cleaning the laser.

BTW, is this a factory cd-player? What does it look like?
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The factory cd player should look like the one in my car here, except instead of black face it would be gray.

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The ERR problem usually means the mechanism that reads the cd'* has failed. When I took mine apart, I found this to be the problem, and had my mechanism rebuilt. This is the only thing that can be done, as far as fixing it.

The units themselves are old, while mine is a 1990, the circuitry inside reveals dates of 1986 and 1987.

When fixed, pressed, store bought CD performance will be fine, but CD R performance will never be what it is in newer cars, and forget about CDRWs.

Instructions I used:
http://www.lukez34.com/galleries/ref...air/index.html

When you take the unit apart, be VERY careful not to break the plastic clips that hold the faceplate to the radio chassis, I did this and had to epoxy them, and they are fine now, but its a pain that is easily avoided.

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