CD player not working

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Thread: CD player not working

  1. #1
    Saab Junior
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Kent, Washington
    Hey all

    I have a 2003 9-3 Linear with the in-dash 6-disc changer. It loads and ejects fine, and seems to cycle through the discs as well, but it will not actually read it. I'll insert a CD and after about 10 seconds the display on the top of the dash will read "disc error." I was wondering if there is a simple fix for this, like simply cleaning it or something, or if it's a common problem that will necessitate a new unit. I wanted to try all options before shelling out money for a new one.

    All help would be appreciated, thanks!

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  3. #2
    Saab Afficionado
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Isle of Wight
    Are you using the original discs? Mine often shows a disc error if a copy a disc to keep in the car.

  4. #3
    I'm having the same problem in my 04 9-3

    I've had my local Saab techs have a look at it with the Tech2 tool and they seem to think that the unit is duff.

    I've even bought a brand new CD and tried loading it and the display says 'CDX 1 Play' then after 10 secs or so 'Disc Error' appears.

    I have read somewhere that the early CD players that accept 6 disc are unreliable but to fit a new one would cost over £400. Ouch!!!

    I will continue to investigate and let you know what I find.

  5. #4
    Saab Fan
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    north east
    Of course first try a disc cleaner but more than likely unit is knacked and also plenty of £££££££££££££'s to replace mine went same way but i was lucky i had it replaced under warranty--- good luck

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  7. #6
    Saab Newbie Bev Stayart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Elkhorn, Wisconsin
    A disc cleaner may solve your problem so try that first.

  8. #7
    I've tried a disc cleaner on the brand new disc and also inserted a lens cleaner but nothing. The lens cleaner disc doesn't even revolve.

    I'll investigate a repair. Thanks for the link.

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