Originally Posted by Alex F.
Maybe it will work if oriented vertically?
First of all, sorry for taking so long to reply. Life is taking unexpected turns lately. And also I needed time to come to conclusions as you will read.
So, into my "ejection" problem:
As Alex F. suggested, I had already tried to eject the CD that was stuck inside with the unit turned vertically, to no luck. After a couple days leaving it like that, I gave it another go, and finally (and slowly) the CD came out. I got worried about sticking in another (or even the same) but at that point, I had nothing to lose, as I was trying to go around opening the unit, only to maybe look at something in which I couldn't recognize the problem. So, I inserted another CD, tried to eject it immediately, and it got stuck again. After a couple of tries (and again, much slower than normal) it came out again. At this point, the player seems to suffer the same randomness of this problem vertically or horizontally.
As stubborn as I am, I inserted the same cd and let it play to the end but... here comes the thing that seemed to made the difference for the time: I pushed it a little when going inside, instead of just letting the unit do all the insert job and in the end, it came out at first try.
Into all the time that passed since I posted this problem, I've listened at least two cd's per day and all the time I push the CD's a little when going inside, they come out, even sometimes at normal speed (this is not by far an issue for me, I just found strange the struggle that the motors seemed to make to push the discs out), making the placebo go away, and finally being able to listen to music without any fears at all. I should add that the discs come out without any marks, as I like to preserve their integrity throughout all the years.
So, to my conclusion, I am yet to set the unit back again to its horizontal place, but I really don't think it's the source of the problem here.
Also, a friend suggested that the unit was fitted perfectly between my central Pioneer speaker (beneath my TV) and the border of my furniture, leaving almost no room to "breathe" and possible heating up, ending up causing problems in the motors.
I also don't think this is the case, as the unit has a nice length and it's made almost all in metal/aluminum on the outside, but I'm not 100% sure he isn't correct on this. I will certainly try to return it to it's original place later and see how it rolls.
Thank you for the replies, especially if you got to the end of this long post.
Stay safe guys