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Old 11th March 2010, 04:19 AM   #11
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Yes,i tried to replace a KSS-213 VS with KSS 213-V and dont work.Know someone why?The cd start rotating about 3 seconds and stop,then the display shows "no cd".Maybe the new laser is broken but the same problem exists and with the pld laser KSS 213 VS.Some experience with this problem?tnx
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Old 24th March 2010, 11:29 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by djcl.ear View Post
My CD player uses KSS-213C laser, and I have also tested KSS-213B just to get simmilar results(sound,playability,etc).

A local supplier told me that whichever laser from the KSS-213 family could be replaced for any of that same number... and that the letter aside the 213 means that the higher the word(closer to Z), then the more versatile the laser; allowing for more accurate reading of different brands of CD media. He also pointed out that newer portable, rugged CD players commonly use higher word coding lasers.

After thorough web search(Google, Copernic, Sony's site), I found very little info and no specification whatsoever...
I did found the KSS-213F that comes with a nice dust protection cap and also saw the existence of KSS-213V.

Recently, an electronic tech who does repairs, told me that KSS-213B was the best of the whole lot and that some KSSs could not be used in disrespective machines...

Any better clue?

check out this thread:
Sony KSS213C
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Old 1st September 2012, 02:42 AM   #13
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Ho there , can anyone tell me witch mechanism cd slot in the kss 213q uses ?

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