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Philps CD 880 tray switch

Does anyone know where I can get the switch that mounts on the upper rear portion of the CD tray mechanism and is actuated by the door closing? This is a Philips CD880 Player with many mods so I'd like to save it if possible.

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  • dgoldsbe Feb 05, 2008

    Thanks joebert. The plastic tab that gets pressed backward to force the switch contacts to close has broken. It is so thin that gluing it back in place is not an option. I can't seem to find a way to stick anything it is place. Wedging something results in it falling out. Does anyone know of a place with used parts or maybe old units?

  • dgoldsbe Feb 07, 2008

    Looking for a replacement switch not the existing one.


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This can be fixed by making a small tray to hold a new switch like this;

If you remove the old switch and use a custom plastic 'platform' to hold the new switch (where the old switch used to be) you will have a far stronger and better (the arm is metal not plastic) mechanism.

It's pretty simple and the tray can be screwed into the existing holes with the trigger arm hitting the same tray ridge. Some experimentation is needed - but for $4 (for the new switch) and an hour making the mount, it's worth it!

I've done it - it works and saved this player!

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Most philips players have this switch fitted. Find a junker and remove the switch from it.
The machine can work without the front switch working though it would no longer have the "push close" function. If that is never used, swap switches between front and rear while you look for a replacement..

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Look something that protrudes at its cover that get inside a hole in the cd tray, it is the one that pushes the switch.

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