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Old 17th October 2005, 02:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have been given an old NAD 5255 CD player which has a minor fault. I don't know much about digital equipment so I was thinking about having it repaired but don't want to waste money on it if it's not a particularly good player in the first place.

Does anyone here know the specs for this machine?

What type of DAC is hiding in there?

Would the money be better spent on a different machine?

Can this machine be modified to any extent (clocking or different DAC etc?)

Thanks to anyone with any information... Bob
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Old 19th October 2005, 04:07 AM   #3
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Sometimes it plays just fine, but most of the time, when I load a disc, it makes a clicking noise (about every second) and won't play, but if I skip forward a few tracks, it sometimes plays (sometimes not), then I can skip back to track one.

I think the laser tracking device is trying to move past it's correct travel.

Also, the tray motor runs all the time while the tray is out (ejected position), causing the belt to slip.

I don't know about such things, but the machine seems a bit disc sensitive. The slightest dirt on the disc and it skips terribly. I cleaned the laser but to no avail.

Seems like there might be more than one problem!

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