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Pioneer XR-P560F Stereo

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  1. mark3189

    mark3189 Guest

    I have Pioneer Stereo above (all-in-one w/25 disc changer). It no
    longer plays CD's; picks them up and everything, but can not read them.
    Took it to a shop. They say that the CD lens is missing. Sounds
    plausible. Part is $100, difficult to put in so labor $100. Couple of
    questions:

    1) Part is AEA-7004 CD lens and pick-up assy. It is used on several
    other 25 disc models. Any ideas on where I could pick up a used lens or
    buy a unit for parts? Ebay doesn't have much.

    2) Anyone have experience replacing this? How much knowledge/skill does
    it take? I.e. if I bought the part, would it make sense to try it
    myself.

    The unit is several years old now, but I like the sound quality,
    features, etc. Still not sure if it is worth putting $200 into though.
    Thanks for any advice.

    -Mark
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    On some of the older Pioneer units, they had a problem where the lens would
    fall off of the laser. If the tech was able to find it, he would try to
    carefully glue it back on with some good quality epoxy. The key is to do it
    and maintain the accuracy, and at the same time, not obstruct the optical
    path.

    If this cannot be done, then the complete laser unit has to be replaced.
    This involves the work of removing and installing the new one, and then
    going through the complete alignment procedure to adjust it to track
    properly. This can easily involved an hour to two hours of work, if all goes
    smoothly.

    I would not bother with a used laser assembly. These are taken out of
    scrapped units. The laser, and some of the transport parts are usually the
    things that generally fails in these units, and there is a chance that the
    one you put in may have some type of defect, or not last very long. Then you
    would be at greater loss.

    Personally, I would get a new more up to date radio with a full new
    warranty. There are new models that will play MP3 music files. The older CD
    players cannot play MP3 music files.


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    Jerry G.
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    I have Pioneer Stereo above (all-in-one w/25 disc changer). It no
    longer plays CD's; picks them up and everything, but can not read them.
    Took it to a shop. They say that the CD lens is missing. Sounds
    plausible. Part is $100, difficult to put in so labor $100. Couple of
    questions:

    1) Part is AEA-7004 CD lens and pick-up assy. It is used on several
    other 25 disc models. Any ideas on where I could pick up a used lens or
    buy a unit for parts? Ebay doesn't have much.

    2) Anyone have experience replacing this? How much knowledge/skill does
    it take? I.e. if I bought the part, would it make sense to try it
    myself.

    The unit is several years old now, but I like the sound quality,
    features, etc. Still not sure if it is worth putting $200 into though.
    Thanks for any advice.

    -Mark
     
  3. The price quoted is pretty reasonable in my opinion. I don't think there's
    any way the average person could fix this themselves without botching it, no
    disrespect intended.

    Mark Z.
     
  4. mark3189

    mark3189 Guest

    Thanks for the replies. I hadn't thought about the MP3 issue, and it is
    always good to get other takes on your thoughts.
     
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