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Old 17th February 2013, 06:39 AM   #19051
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UV101, new laser was the first idea I had. Then I've read that page Laserology and thought I should try and clean it. I've even read a post from high fidelity Marantz CD63 & CD67 mods list ('cause yes, i've really started to read that whole thread ).
If it's not enough, can I order a new laser from any chinese seller on the bay or ali ex press ?
I noticed that presently almost all of the laser for CD63 are made in China and are of the same brand irrespective where you buy them. The problem is that the product has unstable quality control and you have to rely on your luck to get a trouble free one
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Old 17th February 2013, 09:58 AM   #19052
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Genuine Phillips mech here.

VAM1202/12 Philips CD Mechanism, Complete Traverse Unit VAM1201 CDM12.1 | eBay
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Old 17th February 2013, 02:24 PM   #19053
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I have doubt that they are genuine parts from Phillips as I cannot see any Phillips logo on the unit. Mine got Phillips logo on the label and on the brown ribbon. It looks something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-...item35b6b058c1

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Old 17th February 2013, 03:41 PM   #19054
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Sorry posted the wrong link.

Original Philips VAM1202 laser lens with mechanism, New | eBay
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Old 17th February 2013, 03:50 PM   #19055
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They are no more genuine than I am the pope!!!!

Ok so they could be genuine but they have come from the same factory as all the others on eBay. I brought genuine 3 genuine Philips mechs from America about 10 years ago and they were all perfect. I got another 3 a couple of years ago and they were all problematic. Don't think that any Philips sticker means they will be better than then other ones. I just expect to need to tweek everyone that I use

I think the hope of anything genuine from Philips dies years and years ago!
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Old 17th February 2013, 04:26 PM   #19056
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They are no more genuine than I am the pope!!!!

Ok so they could be genuine but they have come from the same factory as all the others on eBay. I brought genuine 3 genuine Philips mechs from America about 10 years ago and they were all perfect. I got another 3 a couple of years ago and they were all problematic. Don't think that any Philips sticker means they will be better than then other ones. I just expect to need to tweek everyone that I use

I think the hope of anything genuine from Philips dies years and years ago!
Yes, you are right. Nowadays all the CD63 lasers are manufactured from China. Not long ago I have to change 3 brand new lasers to get one working. You may note that the magnetic clamping cone of the latest laser does not fit into the holding cap due to different size. I need to pull out the original one from the damaged laser and fit it onto the new laser to ensure proper clamping of the CD.

The clamping cone should look something similar to this:
Original Philips CDM-12.4 CDM12.4CD VAM1204 Laser Lens 747706001800 | eBay (CDM 12.4 cannot be used in CD63 but you can pull the clamping cone out for use if you don't have the original one)

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Old 17th February 2013, 04:37 PM   #19057
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I've changed out several of these (10s) over the last few years and never had a problem. Are you adhering to antistatic precautions?
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Old 17th February 2013, 05:08 PM   #19058
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I've changed out several of these (10s) over the last few years and never had a problem. Are you adhering to antistatic precautions?
Yes, antistatic precautions has been done May be I am the unlucky one
The new laser generally worked but sometimes had problems in playing tracks of certain CDs until I changed to the one that worked for all CDs.
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Old 17th February 2013, 10:22 PM   #19059
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Did you trim the laser current?
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Old 18th February 2013, 04:40 AM   #19060
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Did you trim the laser current?
No, please advise how it is done
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