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Tascam CD-A500 'no disk' problem

My Tascam CD-A500 was working - then the other day, I put a CD in and it said 'no disk' - tried several other CDs - same thing, I keep getting the message 'no disk'. Is there anything else I might try before checking on getting it serviced? Thanks!

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  • radar166
    radar166 Jun 23, 2008

    I have the same "no disc" problem with my CDA500. How do I change the lens or is it worth the time and cost?

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    have the same problem but some other CD play OK. So I guess many people have the same problem... getting a new one..

  • wvonstockhau
    wvonstockhau Jan 25, 2012

    I had the same problem and found out that it only happened with CD's which was not of the required thickness of CD (Google Redbook CD) Other CD of correct thickness will work.

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How hard is it to replace optical lens on the Tascam CD-A500?

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Try to listen to sound inside if the any motor is working through the disc tray. then try to open it (if you want though) then observe it.
after that if the motors are ok, try to adjust your optical lens variable risistor.
note if the optical lens is not emitting a red light your optical lens is the problem, changing it is the only solution.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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