Where can I buy an optical reader for my cd player?
When I push Play button on my B&O Beogram 5500 CD player, the cd turns and then it stops...
I was told that it may be the optical reader is gone bad.
I can not find any one who sells parts for B&O equipment.
Any idea weather the problem is the optical reader or not?
If it is... Any ideas where I can get this part?
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Put the player On for few hours or overnight. Now remove the panel and get access to the optical head unit, use a clean ear bud to polish the optical head. If not the optical head is weak and must be replaced.
Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.
If there is no result then watch if the CD spins or tries to spin. If so the board seems to work unless a test is taken on the main board but the possibility of a defective optical head can be the suspected fault. If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board
Most likely cause are bad belts, when you have the play button only partly pushed in the pinch roller is not fully engaged. When you push it in all the way the drag is too much for the worn belts and they are slipping causing the cassette to drag.
kungfuz...I have had two of these emerson cd players. One is in my home and is still working after 3 1/2 years. The other was purchased for our church just over a year ago and it has stopped working. The disks will turn a little then stop. Occasionally it will still play a complete hymn but this is rare. Also a grinding sound can be heard with the ear close to the unit. I think when you pushed the combo of buttons and it stopped working, this is likely just a fluke and it was probably going bad anyway. I may be wrong but I have been down this road myself and your problem sounds very similar to mine. I can't offer you much encouragement...sorry...!
gently push the cd door back in while pushing the door closed button , untill it closes if it still comes out then the cd laser mechanism is not lifting or something else has happened , then it will need to be tested to determine the exact cause
on some cd players, when they are closed ,they also push a button or little springloaded switch to let it know its loaded. Now eventually these doors wear down and dont quite push the activation switch all the way
yours is inside the box and can sometimes be temporirily jammed down with blue tack or tape
Ive had the same problem and in the end its time to buy another system my friend
Buy A CD Lens Cleaner and put it in to the CD Player and keep retrying until the drive plays it and then follow the instructions for the CD Lens Cleaner after its finished try playing a CD if it still wont play try another disc and if it does not play that try reset the player by unplugging it for five seconds if it still wont play the CD drive has failed in the drive and you need a new stereo. Stereos dont last forever so dont be surprised if you need to buy a new one