2nd July 2003 03:03 PM
Vintage CD players
Does anyone know much about ancient Philips CD players?? I have just inherited one and am having some trouble. It seems to skip on just about all the new CD's i play in it (The player was manufactured in 1988). Is this just old technoloy or a laser unit out of alignment??
Any help appreciated
3rd July 2003 04:10 PM
the laser isn't out of alignment but is most likely completely stuffed or simply very dirty.
lasers are like a light bulb ie: will last a long time but the more you use em the quicker they wear out & they do have a limited life span.
Take it to a reputable repairer...ask them to thoroughly clean the lense & see if this fixes the problem...if it does it will more than likely be a temporary solution anyways, given the cd players age....if this doesn't fix it then ask them to quote for a full laser replacement.
rough price fitted ?? anywhere between $180 - $400 depending on make , model & availability.
obviously at the higher price point you'd have to question whether or not you just get a new one
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