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Philips CD 880

Posted 10th March 2011 at 06:12 PM by Ronnmaui

I have a Philips CD 880 which I purchased in the 80's and had it modified by Soloist Audio and have enjoyed the machine all these years, until the last year. It stopped playing CD's altogether. The mechanism would open and it would spin, but no sound or no control. I am not a tech as you can tell. I sent the player to Atlas Audio in Pittsburgh and they claimed they could fix it and they returned it in a month. It worked great for one weekend, then stopped again.
I sent it back to them and they spent another 3 months trying to figure out what to do. They said it was repaired and sent it back to me a second time. In the process of shipping it to me the second time the player got "dented" on the rear of the chassis and when I plugged it in, it did not work at all. I got Fedex involved since they insured it and they sent it back to Atlas and gave them 50% of the insurance money. Again they kept the player a couple more months and could not fix it. They finally returned my money for repairs and shipping and I am waiting for the player to see what shape its in now.
I am trying to decide whether to send it out to have someone repair it, but I live in Hawaii and need to make sure it can be fixed. Does anyone know of someone who specializes in these old players and can actually fix it. Otherwise, I may have to sell it for parts, and that would make me sick. I saw one sell last week on Ebay for $590 plus $127 in shipping so they still have value. Any thoughts from anyone out there would be greatly appreciated.
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    ferynov's Avatar
    i have too, cannot play/error ...the problem seem in CDM1 mkII .... i confuse how to re[pair...my idea is use tda chip for make dac,,,,
    Posted 17th March 2011 at 02:54 PM by ferynov ferynov is offline
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    komigenie's Avatar
    I like old Philips players, but - got me recently two nice deals on Pioneeer Elite and Some Toshiba ... i got me one CD-104 brocken in basement - trannie is bad - and i can pull out CDM1 for ya, but i am not sure will fit in your 880 0 cuz is not MKII ..

    Also, problem is - i dont know what "modders" did to your player - maybe is beyond repair now ..
    Posted 17th March 2011 at 11:52 PM by komigenie komigenie is offline

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