Old Sony CD player not playing CD's. I'm inside. Now what?

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Old 08-01-20, 04:18 PM
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Old Sony CD player not playing CD's. I'm inside. Now what?



Anyone have any experience digging in these? The drive would spin the disc forever basically. Never played anything. Is there anything I can do in here?
 

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Old 08-01-20, 04:37 PM
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Without test equipment there isn't much you can do.
If the unit had been used a lot..... there's a good chance the laser output is now too low
to read the disc. That's an older Sony unit. You can buy them cheap but they need to be aligned.

Don't ever stare into the laser lens. The light is invisible.
Your eyes can be burned if the laser is operating.
 
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Old 08-01-20, 05:04 PM
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Hmm... So there isn't often a part that gets dirty or something? From the picture, is there anything there you might take a chance at hitting with a chisel to loosen something up? Thanks
 
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Old 08-01-20, 05:27 PM
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No.... a chisel isn't going to be very helpful. Torch maybe.

I added some labels to your picture.
The yellow arrow is the laser assembly and lens.
The red line illustrates how the laser assembly sled moves.

Turn the unit off. Put a CD on the spindle. Start the unit. Look under the CD and see if the laser sled is moving. It will move very slowly as it reads the disc. If you can't actually see it moving.... note its location and check it again in five minutes.

If it's moving..... it's reading the disc and there may be an audio problem.
If it's not moving.... that's all she wrote.
 
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What is the model number? it will start with CDP (if a home component unit) CFD (if a portable "boom-box" unit) ICF (if a clock radio type unit) anyway search for Sony [model] service manual and with luck you can find it for free and download it. A CD player needs specialized tools to see the waveform but the service manuals cover the mechanical section (laser slide spindle motor) and almost all adjustments that are available and needed
 
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Thanks. Rcdb152e. I only found a user manual. Only just spent a few bucks on it recently. No biggie
 
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I see no information on that model number.
Are you sure it's correct.
 
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Old 08-02-20, 10:19 AM
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Sorry, no "b".

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Probably easier to just buy a new one. The DVD laser died on my Sony bluray surround system. I wanted to get it repaired but they don't make or stock the part any more. You could try looking for the same model for parts but there would be no guarantee you get the part you need in good condition. Good luck.
 
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Is this what you have? if it is why did you say it is a Sony CD player? if that is indeed what you have I would say that is not worth fixing at all you can get a decent CD player for practically nothing (sometimes for nothing) now a days.
 
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Old 08-06-20, 04:43 PM
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Oops, must have been wishful thinking
 
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Old 08-06-20, 08:28 PM
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In post 2 ... I posted that is an older Sony (KSM213) sled.
Still available from many places cheap but it must be aligned.
 
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