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I loaded some new CD's in my SL600 listened to most of them then got the code E-01. The manual says to see the dealer, who will probably open the cabinet and push the jammed CD out and charge me $100. for the 10 minute function. The manual warns of "invisible laser damage" if cabinet cover is opened. Any thoughts on how to remove the magazine? It will not eject.
 

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Fuses are fine and I have power there but magazine is jammed when promted to eject.
 

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Should'nt take that long. There should be a small hole about 2 mm (in mine its beside the power input) Push a probe (a small screwdriver) in there until you feel resistance an then push a little further and it will release the carthridge. The hole may be covered by mount bracket.
 

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I'll try the probe. Thanks for the tip[;)]
 

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I got the magazine out, but could not find the hole for probe. Small screwdriver pryed it out. Dealer said I need a new changer ($465.00[:0]). Not sure if I have any other options. Put the mag back in (now that I know how to get it back out) but it does not respond to commands from radio selector, nor does it eject.
 

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E-01 Magazien Ejects fine

Hi i just bought a 1998 SL500.

The magazine works fine, the ejection systems works like new, I remember having the same system on a 99 C230K ont he early 2000s.

However it won't play any kind of CDs. Any thoughts?

I've tried letting it run without the magazine and it detects that.

The radio displays "reading" every cd slot like it is empty and at the end it display "E-01".
 

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CD player

Hi i just bought a 1998 SL500.

The magazine works fine, the ejection systems works like new, I remember having the same system on a 99 C230K ont he early 2000s.

However it won't play any kind of CDs. Any thoughts?

I've tried letting it run without the magazine and it detects that.

The radio displays "reading" every cd slot like it is empty and at the end it display "E-01".
My used '98 SD500 used to jam on only one selection, then stopped and jammed completely. I found a place that offered a repair or exchange for $250. Would have to look it up again, not a major issue right now.
 

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Thanks chhs1950, but these days the cd-r unit with the aux cable that used to be 800 euros is like 300 from car-radio.de and is seems to be an MB product, same external appearance to the original one. For now I ordered a cassette adapter with the cable, i dont even know if the cassette is working.

Mercedes SL-Klasse R129 CD Autoradios, R129 Bj. 1989-2001 - Car-Radio.de

I was looking for these sort of reset hacks like starting the car 3 times holding your left ear under a full moon on a tuesday and things work again. Nothing is jammed the mechanism ejects and goes through the cd slots trying to read them but will not recognize any cds not even original store bought.
 

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Why the heck waste any energy on a CD player? It's cheaper to update the system and use a USB chip. The end of all that crap and as a lovely bonus, your entire music library on a drive the size of a nickel. We used all our CD's for trap shooting years ago! Good ridence! :grin
 

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Why the heck waste any energy on a CD player? It's cheaper to update the system and use a USB chip. The end of all that crap and as a lovely bonus, your entire music library on a drive the size of a nickel. We used all our CD's for trap shooting years ago! Good ridence! :grin
Well, interesting thought - I spent close to 50 years designing electronic systems and then 10 years running my own computer systems house.

In the olden days putting together an appropriate MP3 player for my car would have been trivial. Now, with no lab, no parts, no whatever, it has to remain an interesting notion.:crying

Are such systems on the market that will accept commands from my SL500 radio system?
 

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chhs1950, thats excactly the point. Whatever super stereo you buy today is gonna be crap in 5-10 years, that´s why you see these 1972 280SE 3.5 Convertibles, $150,000 restored with a crappy 90s sony cd player. There are sound systems made to look like period.

The one I posted i think it is somewhat original, if i were to keep this car, i'd buy it, so in the future i´d have something that fits the rest of the car, that´s why they were so expensive and that´s why there are reasonable today, comparable to a high-end mp3 player.

At the moment I don't wanna spend anything on the car, I was just looking to some hack since the problem is not mechanical.




 

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Good solution. I too wish the manufacturers would just make these things look sophisticated without stupid blue lights and dials all over the place. :crying
 
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