Question about Tascam CC-222MKII CD-RW Cassette Combo " Shipping" CD Player

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TOC Reading... My unit on startup, just displays "TOC Reading..." NONE of the controls work. not even the tape player functions.  i have three different units that all do this.

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Re: TOC Reading...

According to rep. at Tascam, laser is weak or dead. If you are electronically/mecahically inclined, you can replace the drive mechanism (sort of like aCD-RW drive in a computer, but this has flex-circuit cables going to it for power, signal, and control which are relatively delicate compared to the cables in a computer). Parts Dept @ 323-726-0303 ex.840 can supply you
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Re: TOC Reading...

If they can't fix it or have parts for a 21/2 year old machine they shouldn't sell them. Old Dude

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Hi _ I have a Marantz CD player a littl;e over 6 years old. Performed perfectly until today, when it started inserting brief gaps in the music, approx 1-2 seconds; at the same time the track / time...

laser cleaning cd's very rarely work. the only thing they are good for is if there is a build-up of dust on the lens. Sounds like you most likely need to have the laser replaced.

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Tape recorders.


Most tape problems would be mechanical in nature. I am venturing a guess that the belt(s) are cut. If your brand/model uses two (2) separate motors, then either both belts are cut (unlikely) or the regulator circuitry powering these motor(s) are defective. In some instances, the logic circuitry (especially those with dubbing features) maybe at fault.

Corrective procedures would entail opening the unit for a look and see. This of course would require that you be familiar with electronics circuitry & mechanical components, use of a DVM and possibly even soldering. Should you be uncomfortable going this route, perhaps it will be to your advantage to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Incidentally, should the downtime and cost of repair be no longer economically reasonable, then perhaps purchase of a new unit might have to be considered.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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After reading toc of my Marant zcd5003 the display is "error" seeking help to find out the cause

  1. No disc. - Load a disc into the tray.
  2. Disc has been loaded upside down. Place the disc with the label side up.
  3. Disc region code does not match region code of the player.
  4. Disc type is not the correct type to play.
  5. Disc is damaged or dirty. Clean the disc or try another.
  6. Moisture may be condensed inside the unit. Remove the disc and the leave the power on for one or two hours.
follow the steps and fix it.
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Probably have to get the laser replaced as long as all the mechanics are working to load the disc.

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The problem is in the microprocessor ic, it controls selectors, display and mechanical devices. Did you have a recent thunderstorm? which would explain why it is none functional, this is a long shot, unplug unit from wall receptical and any other wires that are attached, now press and hold power for 60 seconds to drain residual voltage in attempt to reset the processor, if this fails cheaper to replace player.

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Toc error 14

On questions like this it would help if we knew the manual was or was not consulted.

And if it was NOT, why.

C14 / TOC Error The unit did not read the TOC information. Insert other discs.


"If you write data to a disc and leave the session open, the TOC -- which tells the CD player or CD-ROM drive where the tracks are -- is written into a separate area called the Program Memory Area, or PMA. CD recorders are the only devices that know to look at the PMA, which is why you can't see data in an open session on a standard playback device. CD players won't find any audio tracks, and CD-ROM drives won't see a data track. When the session is finalized, the TOC is written in the lead-in area, enabling other devices to recognize the disc.
(Something to try: write an audio track to a blank CD, and leave the session open. Put the disc in a CD player. Some players will deny the existence of the disc, some will spin the disc up to an incredible speed and won't even brake the spindle when you eject the disc, others will perform equally random acts. The TOC is important!)"

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When your CD does not read any disk, and returns error, that is usually because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, or a faulty spindle motor unit.

If it is a lens problem, then you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only few CD, DVD. After more prolonged usage , the unit will start losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all, and returning error.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the player , and clean lens directly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the lens, or the whole drive unit.

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Take this info with a grain of salt. I recently received one of these units with a TOC error, and after removing the drive assembly and reinstalling it, the problem went away. Before removal, I observed the motor spinning poorly and even backwards. Rather than pull the whole drive assembly, I would first eject the drive and remove the face from the tray. This is done by putting your thumbs on the tray and pulling up with your pointer fingers underneath the face. It should just snap off and snap back on the same way. Try playing a disc now, if it works try loosening the screws on the drive assembly and shifting the assembly towards the front of the unit, tighten the screws and put the face back on. You should be good to go. There are four screws holding the assembly down, the two in the back can only be accessed when the tray is in the open position. The front two are accessible through holes in the tray, and I don't recall if the tray has to be open or not, but that's easily observable. If it's still not working, there is a flat-flex cable running to the laser assembly. Pull and reseat this gently. Try to only manipulate the cable by the blue reinforcement tab. I hope this helps!

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I have a unit with the same problem, did you ever get anywhere with this fault ?? Regards, Stuart

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