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So i had a custom labeled CD get jammed up in the Fjammer. Instead of fixing it, or attempting to get it warrantied, i picked up a free FJammer from a fellow forum member. Well, today i finally got around to pulling the old one out, and, i felt like taking it apart...


Step by step-ish:

After you pop the fascia off, you then pop the face plate off (there are tabs all around, just use a small flathead to lift them up..Its on there tight!)


Remove all the screws, and pop the silver plate off



The black piece on top with the toyota facotry label on it has a hinge in the back, so it just lifts up after the silver plate is removed




This is what happens to sticker-labels:





Gently remove the cd.. REMEMBER, everything inside there is very brittle, so no man-strength is necessary



Display the victim with honor




Viola!





So, now i have a spare FJammer, and the Original one is still spinning CD's for me ;) It never hurts to do-it-yourself :D

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I have a light scribe but it is so ridiculously slow that I've quit using it. I've never had a problem with stick on labels but I prefer the CD/DVDs that come with a writeable side on them, but sometimes they are out of stock.
 

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Cool, thanks for the look inside the Jammer.

No label is hte best, it's like a new present every day, Surprise!
 

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Hey Dom, nice work buddy! Great post, I feel better now!:)
 

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<== begins channeling cruiser larry....

anyone who interested in a lightscribe dvd drive come see me at best buy cerritos ill take care of you or feel free to call me

lol labels are bad use a sharpie or even paint but never labels!
 

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Dom, did it occur to you why they named it Fjammer? :lol:

Glad you got it out. How long was the process?
 

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No joke. :lol:

Anyone know why certain CD's just won't go in? My Johnny Cash is severely neglected. :mecry:
Toyota figures you already injected enough 'cash' into your FJ, and is simply protecting you - at least that's my theory....

But it could possibly be some form of DRM that the stereo can't figure out, or some older CD's actually included a video or other non-music information on the same disk which would not play on some CD players, but worked well in your PC.

You could pop the CD into your computer and see if their anything on the disk other than music.
 

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Toyota figures you already injected enough 'cash' into your FJ, and is simply protecting you - at least that's my theory....

But it could possibly be some form of DRM that the stereo can't figure out, or some older CD's actually included a video or other non-music information on the same disk which would not play on some CD players, but worked well in your PC.

You could pop the CD into your computer and see if their anything on the disk other than music.

The CD itself is fine and works in every other stereo, my alarm clock, pc, etc.

It seriously just won't go in... not as in goes in and comes back out, or won't read, but flat out the stereo won't accept it.

Is it possible a factory made store bought cd could be too thick?
 

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Well, I guess anything is possible. How about ripping the disk to a new CD and give that a try.
 

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This may or may not be related, but it did occur on the Mojave Road. We had a cd start making some really weird noise so we ejected it. It came out with a huge scratch on the "read" side of the disc. I am wondering if there is a piece of sand or gravel still in there that would ruin the next CD. Any thoughts?
Thanks Dom for the write up. I've been wondering about tearing apart the FJammer.
 

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Thanks DominicG,

I just performed the "surgery" and the patient came out great. Stinking CD labels, guess I'll go back to markers.

Bruce:cheers:
 
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