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Old 13th November 2001, 09:59 PM   #1
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My Cambridge Audio CD3 Player has for reasons not known, muted its analog output. Digital Out is functional.

Local Cambridge service agent, requires the service manual to correct this fault. Can anyone help?

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Old 16th November 2001, 06:22 AM   #2
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please check the transistor which act as a mute switch at the analog outpot(parallel to signal pass), check the control signal at the base of the transistor, normally it's low when the machine play.
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Old 16th November 2001, 10:00 AM   #3
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do you have a scope? if so, you can try tracing the signal path back from the output. It could be several things: output relays (if any), the mute transistor (wrong mute signal or just a shot transistor), bad solder joint or cracked PCB trace (not unknown), blown opamp .... etc. best is to get a scope and poke around.
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Old 16th November 2001, 01:04 PM   #4
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I am a valve man from way back and so a bit hesitant to poke around where space is at a premium, the voltages so miniscule and the components so fragile! Just a joke!

Yes I have a reasonably good lab setup that includes a 200MHz Tektronix scope. I shall follow your advice and persevere a bit more.

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Old 17th November 2001, 05:27 AM   #5
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heh, this might be just the excuse you need to build an external DAC!
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Old 20th November 2001, 09:20 PM   #6
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Thanks Gene and hifiZen for all your help and suggestions. You have given me a wakeup call. I am thinking about building a DAC. First, I shall design a tube analog output stage and then the preceding stages one after the other.

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Old 6th October 2003, 05:07 AM   #7
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My Cambridge Audio CD 3 does not respond to any commands at all and the display is not working. When the power is switched on, the motor spins a bit and the LED at the front panel lights up, indicating that there is power. It also does not respond to remote commans.

What wrong with this player? I"ve been told that the user processor/interface chip is spoilt. What's the user processor of this player? It's in the same generation as the Philips 880/Marantz CD 85 with a CDM 2 mechanism and 1541 DAC.

Would appreciate any comments/suggestions. If anyone has the service manual, I would be really grateful.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 6th October 2003, 05:28 AM   #8
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this is a direct link to the manufacturer of Cambridge Audio:

http://www.audiopartnership.com

they may have a service information.

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this is a direct link to the manufacturer of Cambridge Audio:

http://www.audiopartnership.com

they may have a service information.

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They require a password to access the service manuals.


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They require a password to access the service manuals.


Try to ask them by email.

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