Question about CD Players
Hello. I have a Micromega Leader II CD player which uses a Phillips swingarm transport. For a few years now the player has often been reluctant to start playing the disk but it has now deteriorated. When play is pressed the disk will spin, then the lazer head will flick back violently against the rear of its slot and the disk will spin at high speed in reverse! If and when I does start to play it starts to distort and skip towards the end of the disk and going to the next track will cause the flick/spin trick to be repeated. I have no idea what could cause this bizarre behaviour. I like the player so would be keen to fix it. Any help would be gratefully received. Thank you.
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Unplug it from the wall...give it a couple minutes. Try playing a CD again (using manual controls) If that works , your remote might be the issue.
If you bought the thing new you paid good $$ for it.
It's worth having it looked at by a Pro.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
the problem is not the laser, but the cable that connects the laser to cd board, it is cracked..and will break connection when moved out from its home position, i have replaced a lot of cabes for this model..i know it well
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
I just fixed this using Scarthhouse's solution of removing the sensor assembly, cog, and squeezing the rack (of the rack and pinion) together (I squeezed the metal bar upwards). I'm not even electronically-inclined, so I'm ecstatic that this fixed the used 300 Sony disk player I just purchased.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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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