Audio Note CD3.1x FAIL ... false alarm

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Post by Mike H » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:08 pm

Have you tried unplugging and re-plugging the ribbon connectors, might just be a bad contact. (?)
 
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Post by Nick » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:14 pm

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Post by IslandPink » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:14 pm

He he he !
Thanks Nick .
I'll try Mike's suggestion first ( thanks Mike ) & see if anything happens, then go for the EBay item .

I love it - £10 and free postage .
I wonder how much Audio Note would charge ? !
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Post by Mike H » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:16 pm

Well it just occurred to me it's rather like car or bike electrics, look for the obvious first before buying new parts :D
 
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Post by IslandPink » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:38 pm

Interestingly, those A.N. caps on the output are Copper Foil MIO, not PIO ...
I wonder if they are any easier to drive at line-level ?
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Post by Mike H » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:55 pm

"false alarm" ... means OK now?
 
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Post by IslandPink » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:56 pm

'Plug and Unplug' worked, Mike :D
Reliable starting and disc compatability now much improved !

Hence :

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D'Oh - now it's jumping :? I might buy a spare module anyway !
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Post by thomas » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:07 pm

I'd hoover up one or two of those mechs if you are thinking of keeping your cd player for any length of time....(mechs for my naim are hard to source now outside naim hq who I believe have stockpiled a load).. but then I read the cd player concept is becoming obsolete....

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Post by Mike H » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:28 pm

This may not help, but if it's anything like my Philips drives there is, or may be, a preset for adjusting the laser LED current, that is to say its brightness. But there is a warning about going too high.
 
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Post by Andrew » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:29 pm

There's a famous fix on Nintendo Game Cube that involves turning the laser up, but as they say the first fix is free, you eventually burn the laser out. The burn out is certainly true of the lasers used in fiber optics stuff for comms; there's a standard interface to measure the bias etc on them, and eventually the units have to be replaced.
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Post by David » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Thomas, does your Naim use the CDM9 swing drive unit? If so, I have one I would sell.
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Post by IslandPink » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:22 pm

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Post by Nick » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:35 pm

IslandPink wrote:Bought a laser/transport :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280937038103#ht_2492wt_758
When you fit it, check the hum centre (middle bit the CD sits on), is the same as what its replacing. There are various types, and if they dont match the puck your transport uses the CD will not spin properly. If they are different, its a simple matter to replace the actual laser assembly on the base plate keeping your old motor.

Also when fitting, take care not to loose the rubber washers and springs and fitting screws.
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Post by IslandPink » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:10 pm

Your answer betrays a charming assumption that I'll try to do the job here, on my own :D
From what I saw of the mechanism/connectors etc. when I had it open last time, I think this is a job I'll save up for when I'm at your's, or you come down here to hear my speaker experiments.
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Post by Nick » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:12 pm

:-)
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