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Old 7th February 2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default 90s Sony cd player..newby

the neigbour lady gave me this thing. The sound is awesome but the cd player will not play. I have taken the thing to an electronics dude. He has checked the motors. I have cleaned only the outside laser lens with Q tip . I have read on here somewhere that lasers rarely fail. The cd will start to spin for perhaps 2-5 seconds and then just quit. I get a "NO CD" signal on the screen and also a #4 disc that always stays on #4.
Is there a proceedure to follow when trying to find the problem. Where should a person begin? Is it worth changing the laser first? I live in Canada. Any help is greatly appreciated. Have a good one.
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Old 7th February 2010, 06:55 AM   #2
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sounds like a laser in my experience. If its an old ES series its probably worth repairing or else it may not be economical to fix.
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Old 7th February 2010, 06:59 AM   #3
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Model number ?

Sorry have to ask... how can the sound be awesome if it doesn't play ?
Is it a multidisc player ?
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Old 7th February 2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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Model number ?

Sorry have to ask... how can the sound be awesome if it doesn't play ?
Is it a multidisc player ?
I knew someone would ask this.Sorry for not being more clear. The sound still plays as it also has a am/fm/tape player.
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Old 7th February 2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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Model number ?

Sorry have to ask... how can the sound be awesome if it doesn't play ?
Is it a multidisc player ?
Yes...5 disc cd changer round flat tray.The disc goes in via a small door. Once the disc table turns the cd is out of visible sight.

Model # is...LBT-D590..thanks hope someone can help
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Old 7th February 2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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sounds like a laser in my experience. If its an old ES series its probably worth repairing or else it may not be economical to fix.

yeah well...after reading laserology, it sounds like lasers are almost the last thing that can go. He states that if the disc spins, that means the laser is good because the laser always comes on first...before the disc begins to spin. Just what ive read though
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Old 9th February 2010, 02:09 AM   #7
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since i screwed up this thread i thought i would tell anyone that cares..i have an order for a laser on the way.
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Old 9th February 2010, 01:14 PM   #8
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I like the NAD one.. these damn swedes definitely have a thing for sexy hifi products!
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Oh hold on you meant laser as in just the laser part, not the whole new thing?
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yeah well...after reading laserology, it sounds like lasers are almost the last thing that can go. He states that if the disc spins, that means the laser is good because the laser always comes on first...before the disc begins to spin. Just what ive read though
Not sure of the veracity of that comment. Laser failures are commonly the end of life event for even high end cd players which this definitely isn't. Take a look at all the threads here on diyaudio dealing with replacing lasers in cd players.

My PS Audio Lambda Drive (expensive high end transport) developed laser issues at about 2K hours of use if that. I was unable to get a good replacement for it and ended up selling it to someone who had more enthusiasm for fixing it than I did.

How did you know what pickup assembly to purchase for the player in your compact stereo? I hope you took it apart first and got the assembly part number directly from the laser assembly.
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