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Hi, I have a JBL Harmony RDS 230. The CD Player does not work.

It started a while ago when the cd system could not identify some of my discs. In some cases the player took a long time to start an inserted cd (while searching and searching and searching). In other cases there was no problem. Finally the cd player did no longer identify any disc. It refuses to work totally (but it still opens and the turntable works as well).
Since I love the Harmony system (it meets my needs perfectly) I tried to have it fixed but my HiFi dealer says that there are no spare parts available for the cd system. Is he right? What can I do? Any chance to buy a new one (ore a used one)?

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  • peter_kiesge Jan 15, 2009

    Hi Nuwan, thank you for answering so quick.

    The cd-player is the normal drawer-loading cd player the JBL Harmony is standardly equipped with.

    My HiFi-dealer suspects that the module was manufactured by Sony but only in a very small series, so no spare parts are said to be available.



  • peter_kiesge Jan 20, 2009

    Hi Nuwan,

    thank you for the quick response. I had already sent an answer but possibly failed.

    The drawer opens and closes normally. when opened the cd run turns a bit. When I insert a cd it starts to load but after a minute of trying the display sais "no disc".

    I would like to have it repaird. How can we manage? I am in Frankfurt/Main in Germany and I don't know where you are. What shall I do?

    Kind regards


  • nuwan chinthaka
    nuwan chinthaka May 11, 2010

    is it normal cd player ?


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Harmony-RDS/230 очень слабая чувствительность приёмника. Помогите со схемой или посоветуйте что. Спасибо. Игорь.

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    very weak sensitivity of the receiver. Help with the scheme or advise that.
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NOW TELL ME WHAT HAPPEND ?is the drawer open and close normaly?if yes observe if cd run few turns and what happend.
we wont buy original parts and we can buy alternative chinese cd driver and i think you dont need buy the whole cd drive unit sometimes it will be ok with replacing one of circuit board with alternative circuit.
anyway first of all we will try to repair the current.

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