About a month ago i was driving back home thru the back roads and it was the time of the trash collection so this guy thru a vector receiver out to the curb. i saw the unit and stopped to my surprise the out side was in excellent condition. i ask the owner and told me that for some reason the unit would cut off after it would reach a certain temp. i took it home and stored it. about few days ago i pulled it out and try it, it starts up and try to see if it does what the owner said but so far it has not may be were he had it was to much heat and the unit could not handle it sort of a fail sameor some bs. any way im not familiar with the unit and can not find a Manual over the internet i was wondering if any one knew how old is This unit and if any one had a manual and service manual for this type of unit.
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Re: Vector Research VRX-9200R
Several sites I found all put the thing around mid to late 1980's manufacture, but I couldn't find a manual either.
As to the original problem: If the previous owner was having shutdown issues and you aren't, the trouble might not be in the receiver at all. Most receivers have protection circuits to shut them down before they are damaged by speaker problems. (I say most because I have seen some cheap ones that didn't bother, and when things went wrong they really smoked!) He might have had bad speakers or wiring, so that at higher power levels the receiver would shut off. If you're not having any problems, you might just have gotten very lucky in your find. Just keep using it.
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I have had this unit for a number of years. Can't find the original drive belt so I've been using rubber bands. They work for a while till they dry rot. If you're doing the job yourself, go to a hardware store and get an assortment of rubber O-rings for plumbing. A little tricky to get one on the gears but I put one in a few months ago and so far it's outlasting a rubber band.
make sure that it doesn't have a child lock set on it, if you have the remote ther could be a button it that locks it, if you can get the user manual for it, that would have the info you need to unlock it, hope this helps
Are you using CD-Audio or CD-Music media or CD-R's. Home recording CD recorders require the first types and will not work on CD-R's. It's a specification built in that supposedly collects and distributes a small fee from the sale of the blank Music CD's to give to the copyright holders of the music you are assumed to be pirating. Sort of like buying a card that let's you exceed the speed limit legally when you buy a sports car.
Additionally, the unit will not let you digitally copy a digital copy made on a consumer recorder. That spec was all thought up and implemented before everyone got PC's that can rip/copy/pirate prerecorded CD's without any restrictions. The digital copy horse left the barn years ago and audio CD recorders are still tied to special (more costly) media.
There is nothing an end user can do to fix this unit except to try and run a lens cleaning disc thru it. If cleaning the lens helps, you have just dodged a bullet. It says "no disc" because the laser pick up can't see, it is blind. It can't read any disc's so it says "no disc" even if there is one in it. I work at a Panasonic authorized service center and have repaired this exact model many times. The repair will cost about $125 or more to replace the laser. This is due to the high cost of the laser pick up.
Unless this is under the warranty, you really should just get a new one. This model of Panasonic normally has an issue with the trays getting jammed and are a technicians nightmare to repair. So, I don't really like to see them in my shop. It was a very bad design for Panasonic, they have had more trouble with the cd mech in this model than any other cd mech I have seen for them in the last 17 years I have been repairing them.
I am sorry to give such bad news, but it really is true. If I can be any further help, please feel free to let me know.
After try without success to install the cd driver and program from Philips, go to device manager and replace the device driver "Philips composite USB" (or something like that) pressing right click and the first option (update driver). Then the second option (find in this computer), then "choose from a list" and use the "Philips composite USB-Hifi device". Windows advertise that is not signed but continue anyway.
It should work, does for me.
Sorry for my english, i don´t really speak this language!
I am afraid you have a bad power supply capacitor inside this unit. if you do not know how to check the capacitors, you will need to take the unit into a repair shop. Depending on how expensive this unit is, will determine if it is at all worth repairing. Good Luck
I dont know if you were able to solve the problem or you have discarded the unit. I had the same problemeverytime you remove it from the power and it was so annoying, no matter what amount of cleaning you do. It worked sometimes after 15 0r 20 loading and unloading of the CD.I was in t position to dump it but i took a chance. I opened the CD drive and found a sort of TRIMMER of POTENTIOMETER very close to the lense and just adjusted it trial and error. I read somewhere that increasing the intensity of the laser may help. Maybe I have increased the intensity and from that time on It never have any problem.