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Old 30th September 2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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I have a skipping problem with my Sony 350 cd player. Any volume level, even brand new cds. Although it's a few years old, it really has not seen much use, maybe only 30 hours or so. Is it possible it needs to be cleaned already? I thought it might be vibration so I put thick foam pads under it but that didn't help. Skips like a beaten up LP.
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Old 30th September 2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Get a can of compressed air from a photographic shop (they are filtered to the sub-micron level), open your CD player and blow-clean the lens and associated laser components.

If that doesn't help, you need to take it to a shop

Oh, and UNPLUG the unit before opening it
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Old 30th September 2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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Is it possible it needs to be cleaned already?
Doing so won't harm.
Couldn't find '350' in the Sony model numbers database.
Some other letters are missing

/Hugo
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Old 30th September 2004, 02:22 PM   #4
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Get a can of compressed air
I like that one, it would have the same effect as cleaning your glasses with compressed air.
Better open it and use a cotton stick and a bit of distilled water.

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Old 30th September 2004, 03:02 PM   #5
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Problem with that is any physical contact with a precision ground lens, can scratch it
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Old 30th September 2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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Problem with that is any physical contact with a precision ground lens, can scratch it
Geek,
I appreciate your concern and certainly will not start an endless discussion here but it's part of my daily job to clean lenses.
Indeed, the biggest dust can be removed with a spray can but grease, nicotine and other remains from years need mechanical cleaning. Believe me, those lenses can take a gentle cotton stick.
Don't use anything else than distilled water though. Certainly no alcohol.
Thinking of it, I even would avoid using spray cans. When used too close to the lens the strong airflow could perhaps harm the suspension.

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Old 30th September 2004, 05:20 PM   #7
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I use those compressed air cans on photographic equipment and I don't advice it's use at all.
If you don't use it at a straight angle the gas comes out leaving that thing a mess.
I use the same method as Hugo, although if you don't have distilled water you can use... salive.
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Old 30th September 2004, 10:56 PM   #8
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Doing so won't harm.
Couldn't find '350' in the Sony model numbers database.
Some other letters are missing

/Hugo
Hugo,
The complete number is CDP-350. I'll give the distilled water a try and let you know how it works. Thanks.
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Old 2nd October 2004, 05:27 AM   #9
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Cleaning with the distilled water worked great. It works perfectly now. Thanks again.
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