MUSICAL FIDELITY A5 CD PLAYER PROBLEM


ACCIDENTLY A DVD WAS INSERTED INTO MY A5,FOR OVER 20 MINUTES THE PLAYER DISPLAYS "READING" THE PROBLEM IS THAT NOW IT WILL NOT STOP OR OPEN TO EJECT THE DISC. I TRIED TO UNPLUG IT, PLUG IT BACK IN, TURNING THE POWER BACK ON AND IMMEDIATELY PUSHING THE OPEN BUTTON BUT IT GOES DIRECTLY INTO "READING" STILL. BESIDES TAKING IT IN FOR SERVICE DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS??
jester1of1
It is POSSIBLE that if you unplug it and pop the top, you can gently pull/push open the drawer and remove the disk.
dont do that, you WILL void the warantee! and it is not worth the risk or damage to gently force the tray open which would work but...Not on a unit you own.
Call Signal Path, maybe they can help you without having to send it in for service.
Thats right - call the manufacturer ... There might be a button combo when pressed while powering up that will automatically eject what ever is inside before it tries to read the disc TOC.

I would think this would be a fairly common problem - God knows I've done it.
With the power off. Just pull the draw open and remove the disc. Use your fingernail and pull at the corner of the drawer.
Turn the unit off, and unplug it. Pick the unit up and rotate it so the drawer faces the floor. The A5 CD player does not have a stop mechanism for the drawer. It will slide out about 1/3 of the way. After that, you can simply pull it the rest of the way out.
This is why you have a warranty.
Yes. Send it back for repair, then hit your cap lock key on your keyboard and you should be good.
You can gently pull the door open from the front with the power off. I am a MF dealer and this will not void the warranty. Call me at 770-667-5633 if you need some help. Walter
I also accidelty inserted a DVD-A on my A5 when I first got it. I did just as a few others said and gently pulled the draw open. No problems whatsoever.
same thing may happen if you attempt to play an SACD there. Salesperson at Sound by Singer told me they contacted MF about this, as several people already complained and brought the player back. Good sounding player though.
It also depends on which type of SACD it is. I bought an SACD version of Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain and, Yes that happened. However, on an Original Master recording- SACD Version of Patricia Barber's Modern Cool, it plays perfectly.

And to the people who took their A5's back... they are missing out now.
Yes. If it is a SACD with a redbook layer, the A5 will work as expected and play the CD.