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Old 29th November 2009, 10:49 PM   #13591
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Steve, They definately shouldn't need setting up but in my experience they often do!!! It does seem hit and miss with them. You could return the unit and try another. I had a really bad one once that I swapped just the laser head into the old mech. That worked pretty well.

As for the adjustment, there is a small trimmer on the flexi pcb on the underside of the laser. If there is also 2 hex screws that physically move the laser mech in relation to the disc. A tweak on one of those hex screws may be better of the motors been squashed?????

My overall advise would be have a play. You could always return it after if you make a right mess of it! Ian
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Old 29th November 2009, 10:53 PM   #13592
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I forgot to mention this the other day when I saw it.

|Ebay modded cd63

Intersting mods here. I wonder if fitting the bracing bar the wrong way round helps with the sound at all??? Also, i never considered fitting a 67 mainboard to a 63 as an upgrade before!!!!!

It did make me chuckle tho'!!!
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Old 30th November 2009, 07:15 AM   #13593
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If sou you should be able, by gently push up on both sides at once using something large and flat, to lift it up at about the gap you can see on the KI's one.
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Old 30th November 2009, 07:37 AM   #13594
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I forgot to mention this the other day when I saw it.

|Ebay modded cd63

Intersting mods here. I wonder if fitting the bracing bar the wrong way round helps with the sound at all??? Also, i never considered fitting a 67 mainboard to a 63 as an upgrade before!!!!!

It did make me chuckle tho'!!!
LMAO - quote "(I HAVE SEEN UPGRADES ADVERTISED FOR AS MUCH AS £850, AND YOU HAVE TO SUPPLY YOUR OWN CD PLAYER!)."

Yes damping material and opamps is a major upgrade

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Old 30th November 2009, 08:39 AM   #13595
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As for the plastic disc/ motor being squashed, I think maybe it was, coz it squeaks a bit when it slows down. Cheers, Steve
Nah, that's coz the turntable magnet isn't as strong on the the VAM120x as on the CDM12.1. The clamp slips when the machine applies reverse torque to stop the disc.

It doesn't really matter, but if it bothers you, you can get small, flat magnets the size of pennies and lay one of those on the top of the clamp. Works a treat.
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I forgot to mention this the other day when I saw it.
Oh gosh, internal carpet, there's your £850 worth right there.
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Probably a nice static inducing nylon weave too

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Old 30th November 2009, 01:25 PM   #13598
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Has got a bypass on the HDAM......wonder where they got that idea?

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..wonder where they got that idea?
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You could've picked a better time of year to be in the UK Andy!

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You could've picked a better time of year to be in the UK Andy!

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