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Yamaha CDC-735 CD player. Disc drawer will not open.

Customer Question

Yamaha CDC-735 CD player. Disc drawer will not open.
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: CDC-735. Not sure how old but old.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Just started. Have not tried anything.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, when attempting to eject the loading tray (pressing OPEN/CLOSE), is there a whirring sound and/or vibration felt top of the Yamaha?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Whirring sound yes but not much vibration
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

Then it would appear to be aninternal hardware issue.

Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? ...or more particularly, would you be comfortable working with the internal mechanism?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Would probably give it an attempt
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

The whirring sound would be indicative that the tray/table loading motor is operational.

Which then leaves the gearing system as the most likely suspect.

In some instances, dried lubricant may be responsible for the gears getting stuck and/or unable to rotate smoothly.

Please post back clear pictures when the inner mechanism have been exposed. Click HERE.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Not sure that is what you want.
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

Appreciate the post back.

The loading/unloading gears/mechanism would be underneath the tray/table.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This is about as good as I can do for now. I am running out of time and may have to abort.
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

I understand.

Please click HERE to serve as reference.

I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, there is no quick-n-easy fix and neither is there a workaround; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
That assembly with the gear does not appear to be "level" with a flat surface. Do you know if it is supposed to be?
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

To my recollection, yes; all gears are level/parallel to the deck. Please see Fig. 3 if that is the gear ass'y bring referred to.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for your help. If it wasn't Christmas Eve I would continue but this is a good start for later.
Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.


Glad that the above information may serve your purpose.

...and Happy Holidays!

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