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Old 11-24-09, 03:24 PM   #1
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Greetings, I am new at this so please be patient with me.
I have been unable to eject CD's from my Mark Levinson 6 disc player and am getting a "disc error" message. The first disc I tried to eject came out fine, then the error came up. Can anyone help?
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Old 11-24-09, 04:17 PM   #2
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Greetings, I am new at this so please be patient with me.
I have been unable to eject CD's from my Mark Levinson 6 disc player and am getting a "disc error" message. The first disc I tried to eject came out fine, then the error came up. Can anyone help?
Welcome to the club...unfortunately-for you-your very first post had to be on a negative---stuck cd.

I used the SEARCH funtion at the top of the page and found several solutions from other members that could benefit you. The 1st link below would obviously be easier as the 2nd involves taking the unit out from the dash...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls43...-01-lx430.html

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls43...vi-w-pics.html

Good luck!
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Old 11-25-09, 08:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the information joe42276.

I will get into the radio after the holiday and let you know how I make out.
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Old 11-25-09, 08:15 AM   #4
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thankx for the info LS430inDE., I will try to do the repair after the holiday and let you know how it worked out.

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Greetings, I am new at this so please be patient with me.
I have been unable to eject CD's from my Mark Levinson 6 disc player and am getting a "disc error" message. The first disc I tried to eject came out fine, then the error came up. Can anyone help?
Turn your stereo off. disconnect you battery for 3 to 5 minutes. Reconnect your battery, open your cd door, turn on your stereo and press the arrow button on the left to empty the changer. This is much easier then taking the cd changer out. I have done this 3 separate times on LS 400 and LS 430. It works feel free to contact me if you need help.
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Old 10-20-13, 09:42 PM   #6
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Love this thread! Saved my bacon when wifey's 02 LS430 Mark Levinson swallowed a CD, choked on it and wouldn't spit it back out. Disconnected battery, waited 10 min, reconnected, pressed eject and, as they say in France, Et voila! - out came the CD!

BTW - if you REALLY do need to remove the whole head unit, check out this link:

http://www.sound-repair.com/index.ph...-instructions/

Thanks for the help - budster42
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I had this happen over the summer. I read on another Lexus forum that you can use an index card with a piece of double sided tape to pull the jammed disc out. It got my stuck CD out.
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CD Player - fixed!
Having put up with the clatttering Mark Levinson CD player for over 12 months, and being unable to find a swap-out replacement genuine unit, I bit the bullet and gave the head unit to a local car audio repairer.
They could get a new identical replacement CD changer mechanism from Pioneer, but 6 weeks wait.
They then did a bit of digging and discovered that the up-market Hondas have a Pioneer CD changer which is virtually identical to the Lexus one.
2 hours in the shop, and $295 later, all is fixed again with a complete new CD stack mechainism transplanted into the original head unit case.
Not only do I now have a brand new fully working CD changer, with warranty, but my ear is getting some relief from constant complaining from the passenger seat............
Worth every cent I reckon...!!
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