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Aiwa Stereo System NSX-F9

This system holds up to 5 CDs at a time but has developed a fault in the disk-change. What happens is this:
I load the CDs, close the drawer and press the button (ie 1-5) of the selected record.
The disk 'platform' rotates and stops at the disk but then immediately rotates again back to the same disk, stops again and nothing else happens except that sometimes the display shows 'CD' instead of the disk number.
I've had the system for several years so it may be that parts are no longer available but I would appreciate your advice.

Many thanks

Bert Bareham

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  • Meldrew Nov 28, 2007

    I purchased a lens cleaner CD but it made no difference.

    The problem seems to be that as the system won't play normal audio CDs it won't play the lens cleaner CD either so it has no effect.

    I'm wondering now whether it is a dirty lens causing this failure or could it be something else which is causing the CD trays to continue to rotate, eg worn mechanism?

  • Meldrew Dec 12, 2007

    As I mentioned in my original posting of 24 November John, I open the disc tray, load 5 CDs then press the number of the first one I want to play. The drawer closes, the CDs rotate, (there are a couple of 'clicks' between each disc movement), and when the selected disc arrives at the playing point rotation pauses for a few seconds then begins again. The selected disc reaches the playing point for the second time, another pause with a few clicks, but instead of the track numbers panel lighting up to indicate that play is about to start the letters CD appear in the screen and every button locks up.

    Very very rarely a disc will play correctly so I wonder whether it's more likely to be the ribbon cable that's faulty rather than the laser or lens?

    Would appreciate your further guidance John.

    Many thanks


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This could be a number of things, the lens could need professional cleaning ie dismantling and cleaning the lens.
The lazer could be faulty or more likely, the disc loading mech ribbon cable could be faulty.
Does the disc actually load or does it just pause then continue?

John w

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

  • John Wright Dec 13, 2007

    On this particular CD mech the Laser unit retracts with the disc before reading the TOC.

    The lens focuses the laser and when focus lock is achieved the motor spins.

    If the cd is located as described I would suspect either a dirty lens or a faulty laser.




Insert CD lens cleaner first, then try to load audio CD if do not work change the lens

Posted on Nov 25, 2007


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