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Calling Kurtis: Help needed for Pioneer D701

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May 13, 2004 11:42:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

Hi!

I just plugged in my D701 to spin up a few old LD's.

The trusty unit works fine when playing the LD's, but when I put in a CD, it
shows "CD" on the display and refuses to play it.

I can hear the unit spin up the disc, but it stops shortly after and doesnt
read the TOC or give the CD time on the display.

I have checked and cleaned the lens, and watching from the side (with the
lid off) i can't see the laser "pumping" up and down trying to read it....it
just sits in the fully up position. (like it has max. focus offset)

Anything I can try? or is it likely to be a spindle motor not getting the
disc up to speed? Unit worked perfectly last time I used it.

Thanks in advance !!!!!

Jeff.
Anonymous
May 14, 2004 2:11:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

There are two usual causes. First would be that the spindle motor/laser
centering alignment shifted or may have always been close to the edge of the
window and the motor needs to be recentered. This is the easier one.

The other is the laser itself aging. It may have slightly aged so that
recentering would fix it or the signal is too weak to play the CD. Analog
LD audio and video does not require as strong as a signal as digital audio.
Put in a laserdisc and see if you get both Analog and Digital sound by
switching between them. If the laser is weak you will get Analog sound but
not the Digital sound.

Let me know what happens.

Kurtis


"User" <nunya@ozemail.com> wrote in message
news:40a342f7$0$21597$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> Hi!
>
> I just plugged in my D701 to spin up a few old LD's.
>
> The trusty unit works fine when playing the LD's, but when I put in a CD,
it
> shows "CD" on the display and refuses to play it.
>
> I can hear the unit spin up the disc, but it stops shortly after and
doesnt
> read the TOC or give the CD time on the display.
>
> I have checked and cleaned the lens, and watching from the side (with the
> lid off) i can't see the laser "pumping" up and down trying to read
it....it
> just sits in the fully up position. (like it has max. focus offset)
>
> Anything I can try? or is it likely to be a spindle motor not getting the
> disc up to speed? Unit worked perfectly last time I used it.
>
> Thanks in advance !!!!!
>
> Jeff.
>
>
Anonymous
May 14, 2004 7:58:25 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

"Kurtis Bahr" <kbahr@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> There are two usual causes. First would be that the spindle motor/laser
> centering alignment shifted or may have always been close to the edge of
the
> window and the motor needs to be recentered. This is the easier one.
>
> The other is the laser itself aging. It may have slightly aged so that
> recentering would fix it or the signal is too weak to play the CD. Analog
> LD audio and video does not require as strong as a signal as digital
audio.
> Put in a laserdisc and see if you get both Analog and Digital sound by
> switching between them. If the laser is weak you will get Analog sound
but
> not the Digital sound.
>
> Let me know what happens.
>
> Kurtis

I'm going to watch this thread closely, as my old LD player has the same
symptoms, but it still plays LDs using the digial audio fine.
May 16, 2004 1:29:30 PM

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Thanks Kurtis....

will check tonight when I get back home and will report back to the group.

CHEERS!



"Biz" <biznospam@att.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Kurtis Bahr" <kbahr@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o 9KdnQss3YkltzndRVn-uw@comcast.com...
> > There are two usual causes. First would be that the spindle motor/laser
> > centering alignment shifted or may have always been close to the edge of
> the
> > window and the motor needs to be recentered. This is the easier one.
> >
> > The other is the laser itself aging. It may have slightly aged so that
> > recentering would fix it or the signal is too weak to play the CD.
Analog
> > LD audio and video does not require as strong as a signal as digital
> audio.
> > Put in a laserdisc and see if you get both Analog and Digital sound by
> > switching between them. If the laser is weak you will get Analog sound
> but
> > not the Digital sound.
> >
> > Let me know what happens.
> >
> > Kurtis
>
> I'm going to watch this thread closely, as my old LD player has the same
> symptoms, but it still plays LDs using the digial audio fine.
>
>
!