I have an old Sharp CD-C811W mini hi fi system which I took apart to try to clean the lazer head. Since putting it back together the CD's keep skipping - what did I do wrong - help please
You've probably done nothing wrong: presumably there were symptoms which initially prompted you to open the unit up to attend to the head. It's possible that you've left a smear on the laser lens or some grot on the head guide rails, but CD/DVD lasers do not last forever and as your unit is an old (and cheaply built) unit the laser head unit has probably worn out.
If you can find out the exact CD drive assembly fitted to your mini hi-fi then if you're lucky you may find a replacement head assembly (Earth yourself, unclip the guide rails, lift/slide the ribbon cable clamps and remove the assembly, reassemble in reverse with an imperceptible smear of HMP grease on the guide rails).
Unfortunately you're highly unlikely to find an original or even a compatible laser head assembly simply due to the extremely short production cycles of these items due to constant improvements in design. Good, used, CD mini hi-fi's are ten a penny so if you can't get the part for less than £15 then bin it and replace the entire CD system.
If you need it a service manual for your model is at the address below. Please return the favour by rating my answer; I only regret that I could not give you a more positive outcome.
Sep 21, 2009 |
Audio Players & Recorders