CD Tray PWT sometimes doesn't open


#1

Sometimes after a period of not playing; the cdtray doesn’t open after touching the screen.
I can hear the mechanism doing something; I hear some ‘noise’.
Up till now just by a soft knock to the tray it opens.

Is it time to have it replaced?


#2

There is a belt that drives the drawer. It is visible when the drawer is open. you may be able to replace it without having to disassemble the whole thing. Replacement drives are available form PS Audio and they are very affordable. It is not difficult to change out if you so desire.


#3

I sometimes have the same behaviour when I try to use the touch screen to eject disks from my PWT. On most occasions the disk ejects after some noises and ‘hesitation’. In my case an infallible way of ejecting a disk is to use the eject function on the remote. Does this not work for you?


#4

@ John, davidl; Thanks for your reaction. Good to know replacement is possible - I’ll keep it in mind. And I must admit I never use the remote… I’ll try it next time.


#5

It might be, but I wouldn’t panic. We used a standard DVD ROM drive that should offer quite a number of years of service. But, easily replaced if not.


#6

@Paul: Thank you!