Question about Cambridge Soundworks 88CD CD Player
The problem I'm having with this Model 88CD is that the CD drive spins continuously when it's plugged in. I've sent it back to CSW (for $65 + $12 shipping) and they basically said "Sorry, we don't have any replacement parts for that thing anymore", so they're going to send it back to me with the CD disconnected.
So now I have a mediocre clock radio that has cost me over $300 during it's lifetime and one of the two source components is out for the count after only 5 years of service. The first CD player I ever bought (Sony Walkman) 25 years ago is still going strong and gets a lot more use than this cheap piece of ****.
I agree with you completely. Cambridge always tells me they do not have the part I need whenever I have called them for parts. Now if a Cambridge comes into the shop I work at we won't even take it in.
You never really asked a question, so I don't really have an answer for you. I hope you feel better after getting that out, you must realize that if they don't have the parts to fix it, nobody here can give you any secrets tricks or anything that will make it work again.
I understand your frustration, most of the electronics made today is really not very high quality. Take your walkman for example, made over 25 years ago and still works. Nothing made today will be working in 25 years from now, I promise you.
Let me know if you need to vent any more, I am a good listener.
I am on your side!
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
I have two model 88cd's with cd player problems, and several years ago I sent both of them back to Cambridge for repairs --twice! However, athough they claimed to have fixed them, they still never worked correctly.
The nature of the problem on both was that they would work (sometimes for quite a while) but then would start to skip. These symptoms made me wonder if the problem was with the ribbon cable (if there is a ribbon cable) connecting the player to the electronics.
I would like to open the radio and take a look but I haven't been able to find instructions for opening it. I don't want to mess around with them without instructions because they both work fine as radios. If someone knows how to open these units, please post it here or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'll report back with what I've learned.
It's a shame to abandon these boxes because they still sound so good.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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