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Hi i have a tascam cd rw900sl and we have been using it for about six months, this past week it wouldn't turn on, its done this once before but the next day it worked again, but it has been a full week now and nothing. I've checked the power cords, and even plugged it in several different outlets that i know worked, i really need it tomorrow if anyone has any suggestions, im willing to try pretty much anything! thanks Haylie

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SOURCE: Tascam CD A500 'No Disc' error message


The first thing i would suggest you to do is a hard reset by unpluging the the player for 30min and then try again.

If this does not solve your problem then please see if the player tries to read the disc.
Load a disc and listen.Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.

It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track.

If the problem does not get solved then you have to get it repaired.

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Posted on May 01, 2008



Try adjusting the input level so the meter stays close to 0 when recording. It sounds like the levels are too hot.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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

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Good day!

If you done cleaned the lens and try different kinds of CD and the problem persist..

Your DVD is great since 2006?so the burner is 5 years old now..your so lucky because your player got a long life before it got defects...

Normally the common problem of all player (optical lens type) the optical lens itself because the optical lens is very great if it is good maximum in 3 years..

you have a better chances if the lens is fix after you clean it actual using cotton or cotton buds ..

please try to wipe it first before you decide to replaced a new optical lens..but if the problem persist after you try need to buy a new lens or if you think the machine is enough in 5 years you need to decide if you buy a lens or new burner because lens is expensive too and its not easy for to replaced it because the alignment is very sensitive..

Hope this information will be helpful...

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SOURCE: when turning on cd recorder it don't go past welcome, it freezes there, it a Tascam 222 cd recorder,What's wrong with it

try holding f8key be for it says windows and then either reboot or go to last go running go figuretion

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