Question about Sony MegaStorage CDP-CX355 300-Disc CD Changer
While playing a disc , the disc skips or jumps back and repeats segments of the music.
Hi There are many things that can cause your problem, I can tell you the most likely ones, but I recommend you don't take the unit apart, as the mech. in a 300 disk changer is complicated & delicate, and you may just cost yourself alot more money than getting it repaired. The symptoms you sescribe can be caused by failing laser pickup, dirty laser lense (especially if you've done home renvations with drywall), split drive gear that moves the laser on the sled rails, or even a hair or piece of dirt in the gear teeth of that same gear. The unit will play fine, until it hits the tooth where the debris are, then it skips, or jumps back a bit and starts again until it hits the same spot. Also..badly scratched or finger printed disks will cause that, but that is the first thing most people check. I wish it was something you could repair yourself, but my best advise is to take it to a reputable repair shop, and hope it is not a bad laser, as that is a fairly expensive repair. Hope this helps, Good Luck!
Posted on May 04, 2007
Sony CDP-CX300 CD player skipping
I applied gun oil (a thin oil that says it has silicone in it) with a Q-tip to the single metal laser guide rail. That eliminated the skipping problem. Such a simple fix: remove the cover, dab a small amount of oil on the rail. Amazing that something that simple solved the skipping problem. I had observed that the CDs always started skipping between 4.18 and 4:54 minutes. That was an indicator of a "location problem".
I had previously done some disassembly and cleaned the black "split drive rack"(gear), then re-lubed it with white lithium grease. This lubrication did not solve the skipping problem.
Detail: I removed the cover, then reached into the access to the metal guide rail with a Q-tip moderately saturated with the oil, and wiped the accessible guide rail surface; the "backside" of the rail opposite the access area could not be reached for lubrication without further disassembly. But I reached around "behind" the rail as far as practical. Access to the rail is located at the rear left of the player when looking from the front, and in between the black plastic. Look for the shiny metal shaft (rod). This is a very easy user task to accomplish and should have been included in the manual.
These players are not sold anymore, but it sure is convenient to load up as many as 300CDs.
Posted on Jan 15, 2016
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