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Old 21st December 2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Arcam Alpha 5 cd player

Hi all,
I have to replace the laser for an Arcam Alpha 5,and just wondering if,apart from Arcam themselves there are any other places to look for a replacement?

thanks,

Paul
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Old 21st December 2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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If I am informed correctly Arcam does not stock the mechanisms anymore.
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Old 21st December 2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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What laser does this player use. Is there a part or model number on the laser.

Arcam will probably use a Sony or Philips laser
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Old 21st December 2005, 07:47 PM   #4
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Are you sure it's the Laser?
lotsa Laser units get replaced needlessly when often it's only a ribbon cable connection issue... just a thought.
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Old 21st December 2005, 10:18 PM   #5
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It has a Philips CDM9, those mostly break down because of wear ( if that's correct english ? ).

Please replace the electrolytic caps in the cdplayers power supply, they also fail now and then in this type. Do you have the service manual ?
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Old 21st December 2005, 10:55 PM   #6
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Default Is the tray gear ok?

Real cdm9 are now very rare but Grandata do sell a "refurb/pirate" that does work for under GBP50.00
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