Introduction

This guide will explain how to resolder the electric motor wire placed inside a CD player. Resoldering the wire increases the chance of spinning the CD stuck inside the player.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Place the CD player face up on a clean surface.
    • Place the CD player face up on a clean surface.

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  2. Upturn the CD player and take out the batteries.
    • Upturn the CD player and take out the batteries.

    • To take out the batteries, pull back and lift the battery cover.

    • Ensure that the batteries are properly removed, at this step.

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    • Flip the CD player back and open the lid. You will see two 10 mm Phillips screws on the left and right side under the lid.

    • To open the lid, push the button on the far right with an ejection symbol. Once the button is pushed, carefully lift the lid.

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    • Unscrew each 10 mm Phillips screw with the screwdriver, and place them outside safely.

    • Note the order in which you took the screws out.

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    • Turn the CD player upside down and open the battery compartment. You will see one more 10 mm Phillips screw inside. Unscrew it.

    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw. Place the screw outside safely.

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    • Now, open the CD player, and check the components inside.

    • Be careful as this step requires some force.

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    • Locate the motor on the bottom portion of the CD player. Lift the motor up and turn it over.

    • Operate the motor carefully, since it is still connected to some wires.

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    • Locate these two small wires.

    • Check whether both the wires are connected to the electric motor. If not, that is a probable reason why the CDs are not spinning once the device is turned on.

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    • Resolder the disconnected wires. This is a lengthy procedure.

    • Be cautious, as the soldering iron is hot and may cause skin burns.

    • Make sure to wash your hands after dealing with the solder.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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