Question about Technics SL-MC50 CD Player
The error message "ERROR" appears on the display, and the changer stops operating. The machine is well-kept and never gave us a problem before. I tried unplugging it several times, but no luck. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
System will not play Mp3 or data format cds.
Audio cds only . Also Clean lenses with a cd lenses cleaner .
clean cd also straight away from center ,soft cloth
Check for scratches .
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
The problem is likely the carriage drive belt. The player is well over 10 years old so the belt gets stretched with use. Then it is unable to transfer power for moving mechanisms.
If you feel comfortable about opening the cover using proper electrical safety procedures then you can observe what the carriage is doing upon turn on. Unplug the player, remove the cover by unscrewing four fasteners (I think, but you can easily figure it out), plug in and power up. The carriage should go through a positioning calibration and disk checking sequence (simply, it moves out of the home position, travels across the player and repositions itself to await front panel input).
Yours probably doesn't so look at the belt on the top of the carriage. If it is off the drive wheels, remove electrical power, then simply put it back on, power up, and recheck.
If the belt is spinning on the wheels and seems loose then it needs replaced. Fortunately, here is an inexpensive and attainable replacement courtesy of another FixYa poster
Also, a clean up and lube of the mechanisms would be a good thing to do. That takes some technical know how to clean without damaging and applying the correct lube in the right amounts to the appropriate mechanism components. Some general references are available in electronic service books or online. I should probably launch a site!
Otherwise, without knowing the conditon of other components in the drive assemply, a service manual is required to proceed with further troubleshooting specifically for the player.
Hope that the K.I.S.S. approach helps you enjoy your player again.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
I believe it can only read certain bitrates. I noticed that if I run the track error files through audacity and re-save as an mp3 with 192 kbps encoding it plays fine. Give it a try - re-encoding.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
Web search "Technics SL-MC3 manual" and this pops up...
Please try the search engines first.
Posted on Aug 08, 2011
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