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Old 11th September 2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default philips cd-303 - what to do?

Hi All

I'm looking for suggestions of waht to do with an old Philips CD-303 CD player .
I think its a 14bit unit.
The laser assembly is pretty awesome , cast aluminium pendulum style sort of gizmo and the whole thing is built like a brick sh*thouse.
ocassionally the circuits seem to go awry with lights flashing all over the place (error , track indicator etc) and at this stage it just stops working, occasional nasty noise out of one channel (high pitch).
This thing will generally track just about anything, try putting 2mm wide stripes across your cd and see how your player goes.
I am reluctant to chuck it as it will read CD-R's whereas my other source Sony DVP-S735 DVD player wont.
any suggestion , fix most welcome
Thanks in advance.
george a
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Old 11th September 2003, 01:51 PM   #2
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just reccap everything you can,mebbe you can also change OP chips in analog section and put it in deeper A class;
I have also CD303,and sound is not worse then on my Pioneer PD8500,with just xformer output after DA.
ps.if you find schematic for CD303,you can send me copy
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