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My Panasonic CD stereo system model SAPM54 will not

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my Panasonic CD stereo system model SAPM54 will not shuffle/change CDs
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Hi Paul and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, if all external factors have been checked and ruled out, then the described symptom almost always point to an internal hardware issue. More particularly, potential suspects after a review of the repair / Service Manual are:

  • • weak/failed motor (least likely);
  • • faulty gear (likely);
  • • loose, deformed or failed coupling belt (most likely).

All of the above would require that the unit be opened up for visual inspection, mechanical/voltage/continuity/resistance checks, confirm faults and effect repairs.

Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter and even perhaps a soldering iron?

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