How to Fix a CD Player That Will Not Open

by Brendan O'BrienUpdated February 10, 2017
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A CD player is an essential device for any music lover. At times, however, it can be a frustrating piece of equipment if it does not work correctly. Do not fret, however, since there are a few steps you can take to rectify the problem, especially if it a case of the CD player not opening.

Turn the CD player off. Turn the CD player back on. Resetting the CD player may rectify the problem.

Find the small pin hole next to the CD tray or in the back of the device. Place the end of a paperclip in the hole. Push it in so it releases the slot. This may cause the CD tray to open.

Turn off the CD player. Unplug the device. With your fingers, attempt to gently slide open the CD tray. Try not to put a lot of pressure on the device.


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About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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