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Sony DAV-S400 Laser Unit Replacement

I have managed to locate a new laser unit for my DAV-S400 which I need to fit (due to the old hybrid SACD playback problem). Does anybody have any experience in doing this? Is it fairly easy? Any advice, instructions would be gratefully received !

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Sony DAV DZ 260 does not read any disks

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hello have you tried a cd cleaner if that don't work then you can do it by hand take the top off the cd player you should see the laser unit on top of the laser unit you should see 2 screws take these out take the top off the unit you should see the laser eye get a cotton wool pud and nail varnish remover and wipe the laser eye good luck


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DVD's just say "Can't Read" after minutes of "Reading" - anyone have a solution?

This is the most common problem of any CD or DVD player. It's one of two things, either the laser lens is dirty and needs cleaned, or it's out of align and the transport would be replaced (it's less expensive than aligning a lens) First, get a good laser lens cleaner, one that uses fluid and run it thru the unit a few times. Check your DVD's and CD's for fingerprints and smudges. Clean DVD's and CD's with a liquid car polish like Meguiar's or Mother's, it only takes a couple drops and does miracles for old CD's and DVD's, plus it protects them from future harm. Then try your unit again. If it still gives you an error, check to see if it's still under warranty, and check Sony's website for any recalls look under support and enter your model #. If it's out of warranty and has no recalls, the repair should probably cost from $125.00 - $175.00 weight the repair cost vs. replacement cost. Expect to have the unit out for service for three weeks or so door to door. Hope this helps

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Connection of laptop to sony dav-s400

not unless there is a vga connection or a s video connection on the unit. if so s video cable male to male should work then you have to go into the video card settings on the laptop by right clicking the desktop and selecting porpeties. then adjust settings to transfer image from laptop to tv

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Unit is old enough that the laser pickup may be worn out. Not an uncommon problem with older disc players. You may try to obtain the laser pickup yourself at someplace like MCM eletctronics

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Sony dav s-300 dvd.

Is the unit old enough to have some room dust inside fowling the DVD laser lens?
If open the case doesnt scare you then ..UNPLUG it from the AC outlet,remove the outer case screws and use some compressed CO2 on the DVD assembly. Spray at a distance of 8-10 inches.
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Movie freezes, skips.

Does sound like the laser. Realitically, not worth repairing. I'd say you'd be worth connecting a cheap DVD player to the system - then the Sony can carry on providing the surround sound audio and the new DVD player can provide the video. Then, if the cheap DVD player is still going, it can move to a bedroom TV if and when you replace the surround system....

Otherwise, I would imaging the speaker set (and even the non-working DVD player) on its own might fetch a reasonable price on an auction site - anyone who has a stolen DVD unit will probably be desparate for the speakers as Sony don't sell them separately!

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You need to get a one off remote control from this company. It works I have unlocked mine.

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