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Technics SL-PD887 I have had this 5 disc cd player for sometime now. It will not play cd's at all. The power comes on and the tray rotates, but just will not play. Can you help me.

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this is a standard plug you should be able to get from radio shack or other electronic stores. just take a picture of where the connection is on the unit with your mobile phone and show it to the sales person. cheers, mark

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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Does it show the disc length or any other details? Have you carefully cleaned the lense with a q-tip and some alcohol? Can you hear the laser moving in and out of focus? If you push the laser sled out away from the centre does it move back to the middle when youi put a disc in?

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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a) the current CD in use is in slot 23
b) behind slot 23 is a CD left inside

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SOURCE: CD tray on Technics SL-PS670A compact disc player will not close

Just a quick notion! Had you made sure the transit locking pieces were removed?

Posted on Nov 20, 2011

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I have a technics SL-CH505 compact disc but it will not play burnt CD;s any suggestions my other technics SL PG 400A plays them noproblem

The Optical Pickup(laser) may be weak. It takes much more power to record than play, which I guess it works.

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Cd tray closes quickly without pressing switch on Technics SL-pd688

There is a small switch under the tray that stops the motor at the end of it's travel, also one when the tray goes back in.
These can have wires broke off or can be stuck or open circuit

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Not all CD players can or will play CD's burned in a PC. Sometimes the CD player is to old, so not compatible with these CDs. Sometimes the player just does not play these CD's, because of rights protection.
A CD burned in a PC is less reflective than an normal music CD. Normal CD's do have a metal coating and are highly reflective. Burned CD's have a dye, and where the laser burned the dye, it only changed colour. Making it less reflective.
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The tray is usually detected by an opto interrupter device. When they or the interconnecting circuits fail this is the symptom you will have. It can also be due to the alignment of the tray. This is why all of my CD players are not changers.

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I burned a CD on my PC to keep in my car and it plays OK in the car and on my PC, but does not play on my Technics SL-PD687 5 disc cd player. It's recorded in *.cda format and it's on a CD-RW. Any...

The problem with old CD Players are that they sometimes are a little fidgety when it comes to reading CDRs.

You could try burning a new CD on the lowest possible setting, say 2x or 4x.

Also try changing the CDR brand as some cheap CDRs are prone to not reading in old CD Drives.

Try using a regular CD-R (CD recordable - record only once) instead of a CD-RW (CD rewritable - rewrite multiple times). CD-RW use a different "ink" to write the data to the disc and can be re-recorded/erased a couple of times before it loses its ability to write effectively to it.

Mar 05, 2011 | Technics SL-PD687 5-Disc CD Changer

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Discs not playing

Don't know this issue with this particular player, but have had other Technics (Matsushita, Panasonic...) CD players doing something similar to this. In most cases, those were carousel players instead of single disc players like yours. These units had optical sensors that determined the presence of CDs in each tray slot by determining whether light was blocked from its LED to its sensor when a disc was present... no light at sensor meant that there was a CD in the slot. The sensors interpreted a shadow as an indication of a disc in the tray. I've had these sensors fail and not be able to determine that a disc was blocking its light signal... the players didn't "see" discs so they wouldn't play them. Solutions varied, but cheapest, easiest solution was often to open the player and blind the sensor completely with a piece of black electrical tape. Most of these sensors I have encountered got too sensitive, so that any light at all inside the player was seen as an empty slot. Blinding the sensors "fixed" most of these players, but disabled the ability to really tell that any given tray slot was empty.
Or, since it is an old player, there is also the possibility that it has simply run its course and the laser assembly has failed.

Good Luck.

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CD tray on Technics SL-PS670A compact disc player will not close

Just a quick notion! Had you made sure the transit locking pieces were removed?

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I have a technics 5 changer CD player, model# SL-PD687 and when I place a CD in there it no longer plays the CD. It just moves through all 5 CDs and stops without playing them.

You ever get a solution to this, mate?

I have the same freaki'n issue with mine all of a sudden. Suspect the power supply's not delivering enough power to rotate the spindle-motor anymore, cause if I take this motor out and connect it to a 1.5V battery, it runs...

let me know if you've found the solution please on: tobie dot steyn at gmail dot com.

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Cant play

Not a solution as much as clues. I was given a SL PD588 by a friend 'cuz it stopped working. When I got around to checking it out it worked fine. Later it quit. It would rotate the turntable, load up a disc when you hit play, try to play the disc, fail, go to the next disc, etc. I pulled the cover, watched it try, could hear the lens seeking focus but the spindle wouldn't kick in and rotate. After cleaning the lens with no luck, my teenage observer decided he would spin the disc himself and maybe faster would help. Damn, if it didn't work. Sort of reminding the unit what it was supposed to do. However, not a permanent fix, 'cuz periodically it would forget and quit again. I would repeat the drill, basically giving it an assist to rotate the disc (clockwise), (maybe a few times) and it would be back functioning.
I have found the problem occurs if I leave the unit on too long, (especially in pause mode ie disc spinning, for a day or two). So I now power off when I'm thru playing discs.

Just went thru the drill again today, cover off, a little nudge to the spindle top when the disc loaded and back in business. Came to FixYa to see if anybody had an answer.

BTW, you can tell if the disc is playing correctly just by watching the track clock on the display.
Too bad the unit is so big 'cuz that means one is always stacking stuff on top of it.
Finally, and it's not like I haven't entirely dismantled this thing looking for an answer. Inside my unit is my long note on how to disassemble the mechanism.

Dec 23, 2007 | Technics SL-PD887 5-Disc CD Changer

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