Question about Sony CFD-ZW755 Radio/Cassette/CD Boombox

1 Answer

The platter What exactly is the "Platter"? Is it the round thingie underneather the lid of the Cd player? or is it the surface where the Cd rest on? Is that round thingie suppose to be able to be pushed up ? I can push mine up only for it to come back down. It seems it might be too loose.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 50 Answers
Re: the platter

Hi The platter is the "thingy" that the Cd sits on, and should be firmly attached to the spin motor, which spins the Cd. If that is loose, you must have it repaired at a shop, because the platter height is a factory adjustment, and the laser cannot focus on the disk if it is too far away, or too close to the lense, and it is a delicate adjustment requiring experience & special tools. It is not difficult if you have the tools, so your local repair shop may be able to repair it for a reasonable price. Hopr this helps, good luck!

Posted on May 02, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Not work CD Player

HelloCheck the CD spins inside it, when we close the lid. if not, check the lid. There is a small swelling like formation at its edge that will get into the CD player, when we close it. This will hit on a micro switch inside the set, which in turn send a CD in signal to its system control IC. If this signal does not reach the main system control IC, it won't sense that CD is in. If this switching process is OK, when you close the CD lid, make sure that the CD mechanism has the trouble, and need service. OK.

Dec 18, 2011 | Aiwa CSD-TD49 Cassette/CD Boombox

1 Answer

Sony cfd-z110 cd seems to not spin/play when door/lid is closed but will play when lid is open and lid switch is depressed, is there any thing (maintence) that needs done on that round piece (that is...

your on the right track. the piece on top should spin really freely. there is a spring inside of that piece. if it lost its track it will lock it up from spinning. one other think it maybe is the tab is broken that presses the switch down. inspect both things if it ends up being the tab missing you can simple hot glue the switch down or dissemble and twists the two wires together (ones at the switch) that will bypass the switch. beware if you do this the laser will be active every time you have it in cd mode. (don't look at the laser it can harm your eyes) hope this helps please rate me.

Dec 31, 2010 | Sony ZS-S2IP Radio Boombox

1 Answer

Durabrand model won't play

A friend of mine has one of these, and the same thing happened. Toss in a CD, and the unit reads it, but doesn't play it. Looking at the CD components, all appears to be well, and I was even able to trick the unit into turning on using a paper clip to hold down the "lid closed" switch.

What I found the issue to be was with the lack of downward or clamping pressure the CD was getting with the lid closed. If you notice, with the lid open, there is a round part that "floats" and serves two is to align the CD and keep it steady, and the other is to grip it, as the CD's do not snap into the lower centering piece, but rather just sit on it.

I solved the problem by placing a rubber o-ring on it, The one I used is about 1/16" (1mm +/-) and about 1 inch (25mm) diameter. I used some rubber cement to attach it to the top piece. I'm not sure how long this will hold, but it's worth a shot. I figure keeping a CD in the tray will help keep the ring in place as well.

Good luck!

Nov 27, 2009 | Durabrand CD Player with Cassette...

2 Answers

Record player does not move

more info needed - could be that the 'belt' driving the turntable has slipped or broke - what type of player is this?

Jul 18, 2009 | RCA Spirit Of St. Louis Radio/Cassette/CD...

1 Answer

Turntable won't turn

There is usually a cotter pin at the center of the platter around the spindle base. This can be removed with a screw driver using a twisting motion. There is a blades worth of space between the clip and the spindle base. Screw driver should be in vertical position. Sometimes the vinyl slip mat must be removed first. Watch that clip, cause it can go flyin. Once the clip is removed, the turntable should let go easily.

May 03, 2009 | RCA Spirit Of St. Louis Radio/Cassette/CD...

1 Answer


Dec 20, 2008 | Durabrand CD Player with Cassette...

1 Answer

CD lid

I strongly suggest super glue. Just allow the hinge to move into the opened position without the lid attached and then carefully match up the broken section and allow the glue to dry. Should work just fine. A replacement would not only be nearly impossible to find but would probably cost as much in product and shipping as the unit itself is worth. 

Best of luck!


Sep 01, 2008 | Spectra Hello Kitty KT2028...

1 Answer

Sony CFD-S300 boombox would not run CDs

what i would suggest you to do is get a q-tip and a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the tip and gently clean the lens let it dry

May 22, 2007 | Sony CFD-S300 Radio/Cassette/CD Boombox

1 Answer

CD player not working

Insert Lens cleaning Disk, after cleaning the disk If the CD is reading change the lens.

Nov 10, 2006 | GPX C984 Boombox

10 Answers

CD player not working

NO NO NO NO NO NO dont be sticking a screw driver where you dont know where its going!!!! Theres no belt under the turntable as its a direct drive motor. It the platter dosent turn then that means that the laser is not focusing on the disc. This could a combination of five differant things. First is a simple one as the lens may need cleaning. Try first by using a good lens cleaning disc. Second make sure the slider that the lens is attached to is all the way back to the platter as sometimes there is a small belt that drives the slider assy via a worm gear and that belt goes bad alot as the worm gear i've seen get gunked up with air and dirt. Third is the platter its self . It may have slipped down to close to the lens and it wont focus. Forth could be the motor drive curcuit is defective . Coulkd be a bad motor control ic or the b+ going to the curcuit. and finally but not least could be a bad laser assy. If this is bad you might as well buy a new unit unless you can install one your self but be warned if you do you will need to alighn the new PU assy for tracking and focus gains as well as rf azmuth and laser power. Good luck I hope this put a little lite on the subject for ya.

Apr 26, 2006 | Panasonic RX-D11 Cassette/CD Boombox

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony CFD-ZW755 Radio/Cassette/CD Boombox Logo

Related Topics:

175 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Boomboxes Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66499 Answers


Level 2 Expert

136 Answers


Level 3 Expert

93922 Answers

Are you a Sony Boombox Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides