Question about NAD C541 CD Player
I got a 2nd hand Nad 541i and it played fine for a few weeks before it started not recognising CD's. The screen keeps blinking. Even when the tray is empty it doesn't show the "No Disc" message.
I did a search on the site and I guess it must be a problem with the belt slipping, because when I close the drawer the motor keeps running.
I opened the player and I see a belt that seems a bit loose. I tried to manually turn it, it fixed the problem for a little while. But then the problem occured again, only this time the drawer is closing fine when empty and the "No Disc" message appears. Still, with a CD inside, the drawer closes, the motor keeps running and the screen keeps blinking, as before.
Could it be that the surface that the player is resting on isn't perfectly flat or is it the belt ? And if it's the belt, how do you remove it and where to get a new one ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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hi, i've had a few nad C541i's and not so long since the sound on one of them cut out for milliseconds and on some occasions the sound would make the noise very much like a severely scratched vinyl record, i thought it was a faulty laser so i tried another KSS-213C laser out of a scrap kenwood and the fault persisted. to cut a long story short, i took the main PCB out and there were various dry joints. once these were resoldered i was blessed with a fully functioning player. hope this helps?
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
I recently bought a second hand C541i as is and I had the same thing; no power up. I took it to a service centre, they re-soldered the connecting pins for the transformer socket. It now works well.
After that I realised that it could have been the problem with the Burson Audio clock that was installed buy the previous owner but had intermittent playback problems. A study of the schematic revealed that the +12v rail for the clock, is from a different secondary coil winding than the +5v for the DAC etc. And the -12v for the analogue output stage could be from a different pin on the connector as well.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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