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yairf 18th January 2005 06:55 AM

Linn Mimik anyone?
Does anyone here have any experience with Linn Mimik modding?
Is there any service manual &schematics available?
Many thanks, Yair

tiefbassuebertr 4th December 2012 09:36 PM

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schematic also wanted.
How many version was released?
and which loader and mechanism is in use (must be actually other as by Karik - go to

tiefbassuebertr 6th December 2012 10:58 AM

no advices?
image 3, 5, 8 and 10 shows the similar (maybe same) PCB and Hitachi mechanism HOP-M3 than the KARIK version, I know.
image 4 and 9 shows an other PCB.
The loader of both seems to be a more cheap version as in use by KARIK version.

jackinnj 6th December 2012 12:45 PM

PM me -- i think the CD-ROM of Linn manuals may have some info.

tiefbassuebertr 6th December 2012 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by jackinnj (
PM me -- i think the CD-ROM of Linn manuals may have some info.

Thank you for this advice.
my email address is follow:

yairf 7th December 2012 08:46 PM

I used to have password to their Linfo site through one of their dealers, but not anymore :(

jackinnj 8th December 2012 02:07 PM

The CD-ROM has schematics for some of the older amps and preamps, none for the players. Sorry to get your hopes up.

tiefbassuebertr 11th December 2012 10:29 AM

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Currently I have such a device for repair (Mimik Ser.-No 003016). The Loader is the model "TCD-FL12" from Sanyo equipped with Hitachi optical pick up HOP-M3A - both also used in Luxman's D357 - go to
Le forum Audio Vintage • Afficher le sujet - LUXMAN D357 - manque un pignon -RESOLU-
and post #4 about

In which other (cheaper) cd player models from those days are this loader also still in use?

Thank you for advices.

P.S. This MIMIK version I have is a scaled version of the Karik with fewer components (similar or same main PCB)

yairf 11th December 2012 11:45 AM

Whats the problem with the player?
Thanks, Yair

tiefbassuebertr 11th December 2012 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by yairf (
Whats the problem with the player?
Thanks, Yair

for this repair I haven't special difficulties (faulty disc motor, contact problems at laser inner switch so as the switch for tray in/out, dirty laser collimator lens of HOP-3MA pickup and dirty keybooad PCB/keyboard rubber for the operation functions at the front), fortunately only usual stuff.
But I want to know nevertheless other CD player models, where this loader is in use. Then I purchase such a model in used condition for such cases, when I will get expensive models like Luxman's D357 or this model with "hard to find" failures.
Then it is much more easy to determine the reasons for errors.

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