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'05 DB9 Linn all discs 'unreadable'... help!

Hi guys, so the stereo in the DB9 suddenly decided it couldn't read any of the discs currently inserted. Removed all, re-inserted. Nothing. Constant 'unreadable disc' message.

Apart from the usual Linn = Boat anchor comments, any suggestions please?

Am I just at the 'life of English cars electronics'? (I'm English and have a Range Rover too, so I should have learned my lesson by now...

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It's a Volvo CD unit. There are some threads on Pistonheads about repairing/replacing the CD changer.
 
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It's a Volvo CD unit. There are some threads on Pistonheads about repairing/replacing the CD changer.
Hi, I can't find those threads on Pistonheads, only upgrading. Could you help me with a link please?

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I had this happen to me on my DB9 / Linn - it was fixed by running a CD head cleaner disc (wet) through a few times. Some gunk had got onto the laser lens.

Hopefully its that simple!
 
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Thank Oliver. I tried a 'higher end' cleaning disc today, and the head unit gave me the same result.. I'll try another cleaner disc and see what I get. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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Ah K9, good luck.

PS make sure you wait for the alcohol to evaporate before trying an actual music disc

PPS dry, abrasive cleaners didn't work for me - I had to use an actual wet (isopropyl aclohol based) solution to dissolve whatever it was blocking the laser
 
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"Ah K9, good luck.

PS make sure you wait for the alcohol to evaporate before trying an actual music disc

PPS dry, abrasive cleaners didn't work for me - I had to use an actual wet (isopropyl aclohol based) solution to dissolve whatever it was blocking the laser

Got it. Thanks mate.

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Here's a picture (from ambits) of the unit with part numbers visible:


 

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Here's a picture (from ambits) of the unit with part numbers visible:


Thanks very much for this, that helps a lot. Without being lazy (I did search and couldn't find an answer), if I have to replace the unit, does it require a dealer visit to code it in, or is it plug and play please?

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