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Factory 6 CD changer Help Needed

Ok... this is for my parent's E150 conversion van, but it's got pretty much the same CD6 head unit in my Ranger.

The van's battery was drained to zilch, and there were 6 CD's inside. Now, when you try to eject anything, it says "NO CD" and when you push the load button, it'll move to that slot and display "LOAD ERROR".

This happened on my Ranger when I disconnected the battery, but I completely forgot how to fix this.

Anyone have a clue? Thankz.
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I don't have the 6 CD changer in mine, but did you check the owner's manual to see if there was some kind of way to reset it? Maybe a security reset code? If you can't find it, you might try calling a Ford dealership, they might be able to tell you what to do.
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These units don't have a security code. The problem is that the vehicle lost power while there were CDs still inside. When the power is restored to the head unit, the unit starts off thinking there's no CDs inside. So you can't eject them (since it doesn't think there's anything inside).

But you can't load either, 'cause the unit thinks there's nothing there but there is.
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Bump. Someone has got to have encountered this in the past.... Anyone?
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UPDATE:

Here's how to fix it.

1) Remove CD changer from dash. Either use the radio removal tool or unscrew the bezel and remove manually.

2) Remove the top of the changer. There are two screws at the back holding the top on. When those are removed, life the top lid from the rear. There are a couple tabs bent up holding the top-front to the unit.

3) Remove the internal cd changer unit. On the side with the cooling fins, there are two screws on the top. On the other side, there are two screws on the side. Afterwards, you'll see a ribbon cablme connecting the changer unit to the circuit board. Remove that cable by gently prying the tip of the plastic connection away from the main plastic (if that makes any sense). The ribbon cable is held in place by the two plastic pieces clamping onto the cable.

4) connect everything back together and plug back into the vehicle. The unit should reset and everything should work.

Voila.
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