I can't play any discs with my CD-i 450

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Graalwanderer
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I can't play any discs with my CD-i 450

Post by Graalwanderer » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:32 pm

Hi,

Today I received my CD-i 450 - 00 (bought via eBay).
The console starts up and I can go to the Options screen, but I can't play any games or audio CDs. I place the disc in the CD-i player, but nothing happens. I have noticed that the screen text says "open". But it should say either "disc" (when no disc is placed in the CD-i player) or "play CD-i", am I correct?

I have tried to open and close the disc door several times, and every time I close it, it gives a clicking sound which, I guess, should indicate that the door is closed. But still the word "open" is displayed on the screen.

What should I do?

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Post by cdifan » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:19 pm

This sounds like something is broken in the disc detection. It could be the switch, wires, or something electronically. I don't think there's much you can do unless you have some electronic skills, and perhaps not even then...

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Post by Bas » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:05 pm

you should find the top drawer pin which will go into the player when you close it, you can use a screwdriver to push it and check if the player recognizes it. Maybe a small part of it has broken off...

The top drawer pushes some kind of button when you close it. If it can't reach it, the player still thinks it's open.

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Post by Graalwanderer » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:05 pm

Thanks for your answers.

I tried using a screwdriver, but nothing happened. The CDi-player still said the disc door is open.

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Post by WindowsKiller » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:59 am

Broken soldering maybe, but it's also possible that the laser unit is dead.

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Post by nrg78 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:24 am

Just tried out on my 450, if you place a CD and push down the round pin, it starts playing, even with the lid open!

If there's no CD on, we can see the lens trying to focus, looking for a CD. It doesn't find any, so changes for "DISC" message.

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