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Gregory Scott Posted on Apr 04, 2006
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Intermitent audio I have a Philips CDR785 cd recorder. The problem I am having is, when I play a cd on the 3 disc changer side, the cd will play music on a average of 30-40 seconds before the sound cuts out for 3-4 seconds. This same situation seems to repeat it-self at the same intervals, maybe playing the music a little longer before the sound cuts out, but the sound seems to always stop between 3-4 seconds. I also want to point out that at the points when the sound stops the disc continues to spin it, it does not stop and in those 3-4 seconds. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

  • Gregory Scott Apr 05, 2006

    Hi BrowerR64, I played up to seven different cds and got the same results, all were virtually brand new without any scratches or dirt.

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I had that happen before, one problem was my car had bad shocks or i hit a pothole in the road. The second time i had the volume up so loud the bass wass thumping the floor and it skips the CD. My question is, how lowd is the thign turned up? :P Some CD players load the data into a memory and then it plays from the memory till it needs more info. It maybe that the unit is not stable or the CD is not balanced right so it cant read the info at a consistant speed. The music maybe playing faster then it can read because of the vibrations. Is the disk clean? i know this may sound dumb but it is easy to over look. If the surface of the data side is so scratched up it may have problems reading the data quickly enough. Sometimes the coating can fall of the disk if you hold it in the light you can sometimes see spots threw the disk where the foil has been chipped off. The CD player could have a focus problem also, it could be damaged in shipping or have been dropped and it cant focus properly on the data. Do you have any other disks to try? a new one? one you never play?

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Hi,
Can you skip tracks?
If you can and the sound stops it is posible that the tracking alignment it out.
If you can't skip forward, it could be that the pick-up is sticking.
This could be on the guide rail or the gears.
Some times the sledge motor gear splits on the shaft.

I suggest you take it to a service centre.
John w

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The CDR 785 uses a philips VAM 2202 laser for the playback only side. Sounds like a capacitor in the power line near the DAC on the control PCB of the laser is faulty causing the DAC ( that converts the laser's signal to sound ) to cut out. When you record internally, does the recording work normally with no dropouts? This would prove it, as the signal goes direct to the recorder without going through the playback unit's DAC.

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The CDR 785 uses a philips VAM 2202 laser for the playback only side. Sounds like a capacitor in the power line near the DAC on the control PCB of the laser is faulty causing the DAC ( that converts the laser's signal to sound ) to cut out. When you record internally, does the recording work normally with no dropouts? This would prove it, as the signal goes direct to the recorder without going through the playback unit's DAC.

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