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Old 22nd April 2016, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default WADIA WT-3200 Drive Remote control

Hi friends,

I have picked up a WADIA WT-3200 CD Transport that I currently restore: particularly I change all the caps and belts...

But my problem relates to the remote control : I have got this transport without the remote control, and the generic manufacturers including "All in One" do not know this remote control model and cannot provide a compatible one.

Do you have any idea of what I could do to get a remote, or tweak an existing one into a remote compatible with this transport ?

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Old 22nd April 2016, 12:58 PM   #2
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Philips RC codes are very commonly used among non mainstream products. Have you tried whizzing through Philips CD codes on a universal remote ?
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Old 22nd April 2016, 07:27 PM   #3
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Yes,

Since I posted my first message, I have got the confirmation that the WT-3200 uses the same base than the PHILIPS 960 CD Player.

So the solution is to find a remote compatible with the PHILIPS 960, but this is an old model so it is not referenced in the databases of the website sellling the replacement remotes (at least, I have not found it to date).

Is ti possible to be sure that any PHILIPS remote would be OK, or do I have to reduce the scope to some remotes only ???

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I think you should try and narrow it down and prove that a Philips type works OK. Universal all in one remotes (the 5 supermarket type) should prove that.

I have a Micromega Stage 2 and there are several Philips codes that work it OK. A friend has a Sugden CD player and my original Micromega remote works the Sugden and vice versa. I also tried Lidl and Aldi remotes in the past, and they had the basic functions covered.
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Old 24th April 2016, 03:11 PM   #5
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You are right : a Philips CD-960 remote should work because the base of this transport is a Philips 960 or a Marantz CD-95 (I have read this in a few other places). I have ordered one and will test it in the coming weeks...

I have another issue: the LCD display is poor : any idea of the place where I could buy a new one or a replacement ?

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Old 24th April 2016, 03:34 PM   #6
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Good luck with the remote.

No idea on the display I'm afraid. Are you sure its an LCD ? Just looking at some web images and it looks more like an orange VFD (vacuum fluorescent display). These are glass, they are fragile, and they have a tiny 'pip' where the glass envelope is sealed.

What is the problem with the display ?

If it is a VFD then common problems are capacitor trouble in the supplies that generate the negative rail required. Usually its a couple of electrolytics that have dried out. Other problems can simply be that it needs a good clean of the display and the window on the inside. They seem to attract atmospheric dirt.
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Hi Mooly,

Regarding the remote control, I have found a Philips CD-960 remote on internet, that I should receive in a few days/weeks: I have been told that it is compatible. So I wait for it and will go back to you if I have to search for another solution.

Regarding the display, it could be a VFD. I have totally recaped the Power Supply (as well as the rest excluding the display board), so the display is OK now.
But I am nevertheless looking for a replacement display because I plan to give it to my grandson as an heritage !! More seriously, I use to have a replacement display for all my devices than I plan to keep for many years...

Any idea to where I could find such a display ?
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I wouldn't like to guess where you might source a display... Wadia of course, but other than that, I don't know.

The best you could hope for is that it matches a known common product such as one from Philips, but it looks a bit unique from the pictures I've seen. That said, tooling up for a one off part of limited sales is very very costly so it may be one from a Philips/Marantz player of that era. You would have to do your research beginning by looking for images of all the possible players.
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Any idea to where I could find such a display ?
Well, it is a Marantz CD-94 / 94 MkII / 95 display. Philips CD-960 has different one.
Btw, your whole machine is a Marantz, except faceplate and ST output
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Btw, your whole machine is a Marantz, except faceplate and ST output
And the price
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