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Sony CDP-CX400 CD Changer

Discussion in 'Audio' started by chowlett, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. chowlett

    chowlett

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    I have a Sony CDP-CX400 CD Changer that will not power off, open, rotate or play a disc. Have no idea what the issue is. It worked perfectly the last time it was used. Anybody have any ideas on what the issue could be?
     
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  2. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    How do you control it? Remote? Keyboard?

    If it's a remote, are the batteries ok? If it's a keyboard, has any key stuck down (this will stop other keys working).
     
  3. chowlett

    chowlett

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    It has a remote & the batteries are fine. No keyboard. When you press any button on the player nothing happens.
     
  4. Bluejets

    Bluejets

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    Disc stuck in the main player mechanism ....???
    Maybe broken belt..??
     
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  5. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    Is the remote working? View the end of it using your mobile phone camera - you should see the IR LED working when you press any button(s).

    Can you 'reset' the player by turning off at the mains and powering up again?
     
  6. Jason R

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    Drive Belts are done, practically erode into goo (really nasty tary gunk).
    Amazon sells the replacements, you'll need 2, for about $12 per pair: Part X001PK6EIR
    The surgery is in depth, complete disassembly of the unit required, a few dozen P2(regular philips) screws, about 2 hours. Acetone (nail-polish remover) for old belts removal/discard and cleaning of drive pulleys.
    Aptitude Req'd: 5 of 10 (attention to disassembly essential, then reverse order)

    Sadly in my case the CD reader was also deteriorated (skipping, dodging tracks) so restoring the turntable's motion/function was not the whole of the repair. Since the above required demounting the laser-side of the reader it's likely a better economy to address it's replacement in due process.
    It's no wonder, though, that SONY no longer mfgs these units, as nifty as they are.
    Good Luck!
     
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