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CD Player ERROR 3!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jltldz, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Oct 8, 2007 at 4:34 PM
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    jltldz

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    My CD player just quit working it flashes ERROR 3. The book says take out the CDs and put them back in. It still didn't fix it. Anyone else have this problem? If so what did it take to fix it?
     
  2. Oct 9, 2007 at 3:53 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Usually this means that the CD is unreadable. Have you tried another CD?
     
  3. Oct 9, 2007 at 1:44 PM
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    jltldz

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    Yes, it won't play any of my CDs
     
  4. Oct 9, 2007 at 1:58 PM
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    lsocoee

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    If it covered under warranty, I'd bring it in.

    If not, I would try to unplug the battery for a few minutes and let the radio reset itself. If that doesn't work, try to use a cleaning disk to clean off the laser eye.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2007 at 3:12 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    Yep, that is the route I would go.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2015 at 6:16 AM
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    Has anyone figured this out yet? My cd player started this today and wont let me eject any of my cd's and it will flash Error 3 then shut off. :mad::mad:


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  7. Apr 17, 2015 at 6:28 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    I found this on another site. Not sure if the codes are the same for Scion and Toyota. These were codes listed for a Scion.

    ERROR CODE DESCRIPTIONS:
    Error 1: Dirty Disc/Cannot Read Disc (Clean CD as needed and try again.)
    Error 3: Mechanical Malfunction (Replace CD Player.)
    Error 4: CD Player Overcurrent (Allow CD player to cool and try again.)

    I'll keep my eye open though. Great choice for a gif! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Apr 17, 2015 at 6:37 AM
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    I just found this....

    "Error 3 means that there's a mechanical problem with the cd loading system. Now what you have tried is the only method to repair however I would suggest you disconnect the battery's negative battery terminal overnight and connect it back in the morning, see if this causes the cd changer to eject all discs. If it doesn't then the problem is not a glitch and it's an actual problem and the only remedy to this problem is to replace the unit since it's an internal failure. If you know a really good radio repair shop then they can fix it, your other option would be to contact your local toyota dealership and they will take your old unit and give you a remanufactured unit at a much lower cost than a brand new unit, If you have CDs inside the unit that you hand in, they will be returned to you once the unit goes to the remanufacturing facility, they will mail the cds to the dealership and the dealership will contact you."
     
  9. Apr 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM
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    Thank you, I'll try that out tonight.
     
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