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Laserdisc / cd player loading tray failure


I have a Pioneer CLD J420 and after 11 years of service, the tray fails to extend when I push either the LD or the CD button. The display lights up when switched on and the the laser arm moves inside. The display changes to say No CD. Is this worth repairing? If so, please recommend somewhere in West London that can do this. If not, is there a compatable model, i.e. a newer version of the LD / CD player that I should look at.

This is all new to me so thanks for any advice...

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I have the same problem with my XV-DV333. Search on inet and this came up: "... Pick Out One Of These! But I am unable to select any region using the remote control or the buttons on the player. What do I do? You need to get a Pioneer Service Remote. When you have it you should press: [ESC] [A.MON] [Numbers], where [Numbers] correspond to the region number you want to set. Be aware that you can only set this once, if you set the wrong region number for your area, there is no turning back. " WTF! Am I supposed to get a service remote to get this thing working again. I haven't done anything and it worked before:/

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SOURCE: Can not load or Eject DVD

Be sure NOT to load any CD+ -R,CD+-RW or DVD+-R,DVD+-RW to this unit.
Try to load up a standard CD see if there is audio first. If so,try a good(not scratches) dvd movie.If you have tried both and still not working.You need this unit to be repair or buy a new one!

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SOURCE: Red power light, but no display or lighs

A lot of "aged" problems relate to the power supply with this type of unit. If you are a handy chap and know what capacitors are you will find that finding and replacing the "dry" caps in the power supply will fix most problems including streaky pix and crackly audio.

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I have been having the same problemm, how can i solve this?,,thanks, Reg!

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SOURCE: No power available to Pioneer CLD-D505 laserdisc player

Check the power supply look for anything that might be burnt or damaged.

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