CD player driving me up the wall

Submitted: Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 16:49
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Does any electrically minded person have an idea to help me out? Recently fitted a new Sony CD player to the fourby, every time i switch the ignition off the unit makes several beeps through the speakers to tell me i've turned the power off!

Does anyone have an idea on how to stop these beeps? It's driving me up the wall. I don't need a cd player to tell me when i've turned the ignition off. It does it even if i haven't even touched the cd player. Have contacted Sony and pressed every button on the machine but it still beeps.

All i can think of is fit a switch through the power wire to isolate it from everything else so i can regulate exactly when the unit is on or off.

Any other ideas appreciated.

Thanks
Barnesy
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Reply By: Member - David (WA) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:31

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:31
Barnsey,
I have a unit that does the same.
The beeps on mine is designed to remind you to take the removable head off for security.
I don't believe you can remove this function if your model has a removable head. If it hasn't then I can't help you.

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Follow Up By: Wetty - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:46

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:46
If it is like my pioneer, you can turn the beeps off.. . . . read your "user's manual" LOL
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:43

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:43
Sony the one and only. My tape deck does it to i didnt know why until my 15 year old nephew told me
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Reply By: Jimbo 2121 - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:45

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:45
Take it back and get a different one. Or you could wire the speakers through relays so that they disconnect before the beeps when you turn the ignition off.

Look in the manual for the thing, you may be able able to program it not to beep.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:59

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 17:59
Why not do as I did , Hot wire it direct from No 2 Battery, turn it on in the morning, turn it off at night, then you can stop and restart the engine all day and have no beeps.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:01

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:01
Barnesy.

Hard wire it directly to the battery, just remember to turn it off at the unit or end up with a dead battery!!

Just a thought! 8 )>
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Follow Up By: Macca_GU - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:14

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:14
Ya think!! If it don't run for a couple of days I would be very suprised.
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 19:57

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 19:57
Yeah I think!!

I had one wired like that for a couple of years, & never forgot to turn it off, also have one in the camper wired the same way, never had a problem, so what's yours??
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 23:56

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 23:56
Rover, I might try and hook it up directly to the battery. I may see if it will work just by disconnecting the ignition wire first, would that work you think? Or would I have to disconnect the power wire aswell and run another one straight to the battery? Any fuses required do you think?

I have a portable mp3 player that can hold 1500 songs that can plug into the front of the unit.

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Reply By: kiwicol - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 20:35

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 20:35
get rid of it and get a mp3 player same physical size and one cd holds aproxiamatly 200 songs which you can download your own taste of music from pc for free , i travel with 3 cds 600 songs of my own mix player cost me $180 one of the best things for travelling i bought, beats a stacker hands down. Col
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 11:40

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 11:40
Kiwicol

I would suggest a portable mp3 player. I have one which holds 20 gig of music. Thats about 10,000 songs. It also doubles as a portable 20 gig hard drive. It also has a voice recorder and FM tuner.

Coupled with an FM modulator you can use it in any vehicle that has an FM radio.

With having the songs on CD you can have read problems going over corregations. With an mp3 player you don't have that problem.

If you travel on bitumen only your suggestion is okay.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 21:44

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 21:44
Barnsey ,
My Pioneer does it to remind you to take the detacheable head unit with you when you leave the car . I have never tried to turn it off . I will check if I can silence this one .
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Reply By: GeoffMc - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 10:02

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 10:02
....... "Have contacted Sony and pressed every button"

So what did Sony tell you?
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 13:53

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 13:53
They had no idea what i was talking about. the beeps they told me to turn off are the ones when you change radio station or turn up the volume etc. I told the person on the phone thats not what i mean and the answer i got "huh?".
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Reply By: Chris & Debbie - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 10:38

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 10:38
Barnesy
Just connect the 2 power wires together (red and yellow most likely) from where ever you have the power coming from now, you can then just turn the player on and off when you like via the players own power switch. Your battery would take ages to go flat if you left it turned on, if you are concerned just monitor you battery voltage for a while and see how long it takes.

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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 13:55

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 13:55
Thanks Chris, i assume you mean the power wire and the ignition wire. Will give it a go.
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Follow Up By: Chris & Debbie - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 16:41

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 16:41
Yes that is what i meant, I usually hook them up that way so i can still play music without having to have the keys in the ignition.

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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Sunday, Mar 11, 2007 at 20:41

Sunday, Mar 11, 2007 at 20:41
Just did it Chris. Too easy. Very pleased.
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Reply By: slush - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 14:39

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 14:39
buy one of those auto shut off things and wire the cd player to that, if you forget to turn it off it will not flatten the battery.
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Reply By: Hun - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 16:41

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 16:41
Read you're USER MANUAL it tells you how to shut ot of.........Mine does
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 18:06

Saturday, Mar 10, 2007 at 18:06
We must have different units Hun, my users manual doesn't say anything like that. I will connect the ignition wire to the power wire and see how it goes.
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