Question about Teac PD-H300 CD Player
Hi I'm wondering if my Teac CD player needs servicing. It's gotten to the point where nearly every CD skips, and I know it's not the CDs because they play fine on my computer. Is there anything I can do to fix this on my own before sending it in? Are those laser lens cleaners worthwhile? thanks in advance, Joe
If the cleaning cd does not work, try unplugging the player, taking the back cover off and manually cleaning the lens with cotton wool or cotton buds. If there is a stubborn smear on the lens, try methylated spirits on the cotton wool. Please note the following: Don't lose any screws You may need to take additional pieces of metal or plastic off to get at the lens; do not lose these or the screws that hold them and make sure they go back in the right order DO NOT TOUCH THE LENS WITH YOUR HANDS OR ANYTHING NOT CONSISTING OF COTTON WOOL OR METHYLATED SPIRITS! The lens will be quite fragile-do not apply excessive pressure Ensure everything goes back together the way it was, minus dust and dirt. hope this helps. stoodleysnow P.S. You can get methylated spirits at a local hardware or diy shop, or occasionally art shop.
Posted on Aug 30, 2006
I would not recommend meths as it is not pure and can leave a deposit on the lens and damage some lens coatings.
Buy a 'wet' cd cleaning disc and use the fluid on a cotton bud starting from the center of the lens spiraling outwards, allow the fluid to evaporate before trying a cd.
An air duster aerosol can be useful to remove dust from under the lens.
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
Sorry to say but methylated spirit is not a good idea, it will remove anti scratch film on the lens and also the glue can dissolve used to hold the lens. Get CD Lens cleaner in liqui format , use the cooton in rotation to clean and then use a dry one to wipe the liquid off. If cleaning does not make any difference,check if the laser moves smoothly by rotating the gear by hand(must be switched off) if no change, laser or spindle motor may be faulty.
Posted on Aug 14, 2007
You could try and clean the lens first but it sounds like you might need to get a new lens put in the CD player.
Posted on Aug 30, 2006
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
At some time in its life, the laser that reads the CD starts to get too weak to operate reliably. That's probably what's happening here. Unlike mechanical parts that can be inspected for wear, electronic parts tend to work fine one day, then the next, poof. The laser assembly is replaceable if you can locate the part and find someone to install it. An electronic service shop could give an estimate for repair. If you can provide the full model number, I'll see if I can find the part number.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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