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Sony MXD-D5C (5CDs and MDLP) Deck's PROBLEM

I own Sony CD/MD Deck player : Sony MXD-D5C. Now, the CD cannot read any CD and I think it need to be changed the CD Optical pick-up. However, I can't find the repair part here in Thailand.

Base Unit Name: BU-21BD53
Optical Pick-up Name: OP Assy (A-MAX.2)

But I found the BU-30 and BU-1 as the part of CD compro here and I am not sure that this 2 parts can be used instead of BU-21BD53.

Thanks everyone for your help.

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I am not very sure about the compatibility but If the connection cords are matching you can go forward to try this out. Remove the short inthenew unit before you install using a good anti static soldering iron. Usually there will be a compatabily list on the new spare for the older models but if mountings and pins seems Ok you can go forward and replace provided there is no alternative to get the original. Nowadays due to high cost and low quality replacement parts, it becomes necessary to review ourselves to think if buying a new DVD will be cheaper with a warranty. Just my thought. Wish you do it right. Good day

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