Question about Audio Players & Recorders
I switch on the DCD-500AE and it says,'Reading', then 'no disc', which is how it should be. I put in a CD and it displays 'loading'. Then the total tracks are displayed. I press to play the first track, and number 1 is displayed. The moment the music starts, the display goes off but the music plays OK. I then press the second track and the display returns and shows Number 2 but once the music plays, this display (number 2) goes out again. It's the same when using the remote control. When I press any track, the whole display lights up and I can see where I am, but once the music plays, the screen goes blank again. Once the CD has finished and the last track played, the display returns and shows the last track number and the displays remains lit up. I've tried both bought CDs and self-created ones and all play successfully; albeit without a display screen.
This unit needs a service visit. It may be a common problem with that model but to me it sound like a power supply issue as when you play a disc more power is used to rotate motors and move the sled. This is indicating to you that it is in a weakened condition and will soon fail more significantly. The problem may be as little as a solder joint or a defective Filter capacitor which is common in some models of equipment.
Posted on Dec 13, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check your lens on the laser....is it dirty? IF so it needs to be cleaned....STOP !!!......the laser lens is on the focusing mechanism, which is EXTREMELY delicate.
TO clean the lens, get a Q-Tip and some distilled water ( the lenses are plastic, so do not EVER use alcohol, cleaners, window cleaners,etc... on the lens. These will make the lens cloudy and you will then have to replace the mechanism).
Moisten the Q-tip ( Not to the point where it is dripping, but just moist ), and CAREFULLY clean all dust and dirt off the lens. Wait 10 minutes untill the lens has dried completely and try it then.
Hopefully this solved your problem. Dirt is the enemy of all Optically read formats.
Good luck... Rob
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
This problem is usually caused by dust or smog accumulating on the laser lens assembly. Unplug the unit and remove the top cover. Take a cotton swab and wet one end with glass cleaner. Wipe it gently across the lens (do not apply pressure). Use the other end of the swab to dry the lens. Reassemble the unit and test for skipping or non-playing discs.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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