Question about NAD C521 CD Player
My player was frequently failing to recognise CDs when i loaded them, even failing to recognise when there was no CD in the drawer. After removing the cover I realised this was because the motor doesn't start spinning when the drawer shuts. If I give the machine a physical shock (e.g picking one side up by an inch or so and dropping it) the motor starts. Obviously this is not a long-term solution! There doesn't appear to be any loose connections or any significant dust in the machine. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
Posted by Anonymous on
If the motor needs a manual nudge to get the disc spinning then you have a faulty spindle motor.
i've had various cd players with exactly the same problem and once i replaced the spindle motors, they all worked faultlessly.
hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 02, 2010
I own a few NAD CD players and have repaired several for customers.
Main trouble? ..The belt the works the drawer. It also runs the laser assby lift to meet the CD to read. No lift-No spin.
These units also use 14 volt wire-lead bulbs to backlight the display.
This is also a common failure.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Hi, i have the same player and had the same fault,when moved "vigorously" i could hear something moving inside. Opening the unit i found a small black plastic peg loose inside. Examining the disc transport i found a microswitch with nothing to do! Further examination brought me to a hole in which to put the aforementioned peg,thus solving my problem!!!
Hope this helps someone
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
The CD player has a sensor that is supposed to detect when a disc is inserted and spin it up etc. yours might be the problem, either it has some loose connections (that you haven't noticed) or it simply misbehaves. Another thing could be the motor itself that somehow 'misses' the spin up signal and needs a 'manual' boost. The best solution in your case is probably to bring it to some lab.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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