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Old 13th February 2009, 08:33 PM   #1
gg41r is offline gg41r  Scotland
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Unhappy Arcam CD72 CD player problem

Hi all. I bought an Arcam CD72 second hand from a seller on ebay about 2-3 months ago. Quite often...discs will skip back to start of track or jump AND make a horrible cackling sound also. It seems to be worse on track 1 of CDS for some reason, but can happen anytime.
I have tried a cd lens cleaner.
I previously had a Marantz Cd 6000 OSE which I know had a problem with playing copied discs, hence why I bought the Arcam.
I think i have may have noticed something, but it could easily be nothing. It seems to act up mainly on track one, and seems to behave (for the most part after going for a while) and i got to thinking, is it maybe something to do with not being warmend up??

Any help or theories welcome
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Old 13th February 2009, 09:27 PM   #2
jaycee is offline jaycee  United Kingdom
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More than likely, the laser is on the way out.
Luckily, I belive they are Sony mechanisms and pretty easy to get hold of. Arcam should send you the service manual if you ask them.
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Old 13th February 2009, 10:32 PM   #3
gg41r is offline gg41r  Scotland
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Thank you jaycee....i actually decided to take the player apart and give the laser a good clean with methnol and a cotton bud ......and it seems to be ok now.....so fingers crossed
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Old 13th February 2009, 10:47 PM   #4
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Cool. To be honest CD lens cleaners are usually crap and do more harm than good. A cotton bud and alcohol is my preferred method

Was the last owner a smoker? You always know when you open it up and it stinks of nicotine inside... smokers kill cd players really easily. Not only does the lens get gunked up, but the stuff settles into the focussing coils and screws them.
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Old 14th February 2009, 12:43 AM   #5
gg41r is offline gg41r  Scotland
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No Jaycee.....the Cd Player didnt smell of smoke inside at all. Was in good nick.
I agree about the whole Cd Lens cleaner. They seem to be pish.
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