I've had this stereo put away in storage a while because it stopped reading CDs. The carousel turns, and the open/close and disc skip work as well. Is this problem with the laser? And if so, can it be replaced? I have experience repairing computers but have never tried to repair a stereo. I miss having this stereo to play my CDs because of the great sound. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: No Disc error, won't read any CD
Rca does not sell just the laser it sells the base assy. it consistos of the laser & the spindle motor on the metal base. no circuit boards, thoes you will need to remove off of the old one. the list price from rca is $136.10 CDN. replacing the part is not too hard, but take a little time.
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I have a Dual xdvd8180 dvds multimedia reciever 7" digital touchscreen in my car and it worked fine for the longest time but now it wont read any of my cds.. burnt or original discs.. nor will it read dvds.. i tried cleaning it with a disk cleaning kit and it wouldn't even play that without skipping..idk whats wrong.. any help??
Broken gears. The current replacement 5 disc is a CD/DVD player and sells for $129.00 at Sony or any other Sony retailer. The cost to have a service center even estimate the repair would be more than 50% of the replacement cost. Hope this helps
Your PS2 laser is wearing out. When the laser starts to go, first games will skip... then eventually the PS2 will stop reading DVDs altogether. If you keep using it to read CDs, it will eventually stop reading those too and the laser will die altogether. Here's a website that will help you identify your PS2 model, show you how to replace the laser, and they sell parts and do repairs too http://store.richspsxparts.com/slps2direerl.html
There could be damage to the tray contact switches
(these tell to the control unit the position of the tray - open/closed), so that the control unit can start/stop and reverse the direction of the tray ejector motor.
These contacts are located somewhere underneath the tray (usually near the front unit cover), and since you mentioned that the tray was bumped while it was open, it is possible they were damaged. Also, the behaviour of the tray suggests that the control unit can no longer tell whether the tray is open or closed so it operates the tray motor in a wrong manner, which, again, points to these same contacts as the possible cause.
Repairing the contacts may be a somewhat delicate procedure, first you need to locate them (it may require partial disassemby of the tray mechanism), if they are bent a pair of tweezers might do the job, if there's hard damage, it's probably better to replace them (scrapped CD ROM units or a dead CD unit might be a good source, they just need to be of the same dimensions).
There may also be other causes for this malfunction, i just mentioned the first thing that i would check.
This has just happened to us. Often when the changer tries to select a CD on random play, it somehow knocks one CD off the carousel, usually on top of the other 5 CDs and then you can retrieve it easily. This time it knocked it down behind the carousel so the drawer could not close. We left the drawer open, carefully took the player out and tipped it upside down and then tipped it forward. We then closed the drawer while it was still upside down and then turned the player back up the right way. The loose CD fell onto the carousel and we could then open it and retrieve the CD. No damage to either CD or changer and we are now listening to music again!
i have an older machien here its a mini hifi system fw 540c it wont play any cd's i put into it it skips tru all 3 trays and than says no disc or disc not finilised. i had it in storage for about 4 months over a winter worked fime b4 can some one tell me what could help before i trow it away (>-_-)> ty<(-_-<)