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    I meant to add this to a thread I started a while ago about my search for a great CD player but I can't find it!

    So, that post was about my search for a CD player to take over duties from my sold vinyl front end. I ended up buying a Sony x777ES.

    It had problems reading the last track of a CD from the get go but was otherwise OK and sounded fantastic. Today it decided not to play the final 3 tracks. Then when switching on later for another listening session it just won't read a disk - spins but nothing but a whiny noise and no track readout.

    I honestly feel cursed with my musical forays of late. I'm no longer in the financial position I once was to keep throwing more and more money at my system - which once again is sitting silent.

    Does anyone have any ideas? Does anyone know a good technician?

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    You could try a laser cleaning disc. If that does not work you could open it up and clean the laser with a cotton bud and some Isopropyl Alcohol. If that doesn't correct it it could be that the laser voltage has drifted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    You could try a laser cleaning disc. If that does not work you could open it up and clean the laser with a cotton bud and some Isopropyl Alcohol. If that doesn't correct it it could be that the laser voltage has drifted?
    Done. The laser is clean. The pickup rises to read a disk but that's all. Nothing but a whiny noise.

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    It does not use a Swinging pick up but rails.. Clean the rails & use some very thin oil like sewing machine oil. Just a tiny tiny amount & remember discs play from centre to edge.

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    Hi Adrian
    I would contact Sony Spain or your nearest Sony service centre , as they have the equipment to fully align the laser mechanism, as example https://www.sony.es/electronics/support
    The suggestions given so far are usually beneficial. Hope you have success, as its a very highly regarded player.

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    As made in 1968 suggests - I recently opened up a Panasonic BD that I was having problems with, and once I'd managed to get the drive housing out it was obvious that dust had collected on the rails and had mixed with the lubricant. A simple clean and re-lube had the player back in action good as new. Don't give up just yet!

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    Well I have music. I opened it up and tried everything including adjusting servo control, laser focus (there are 2 pots) nada. So opened up the bottom to give access to the laser on the sled. Don't know why or how but it was jammed and wouldn't move. I played around with the transit screw which was in the free position and after a couple of jiggles the laser had movement. God knows how that happened. Will test run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in 1968 View Post
    It does not use a Swinging pick up but rails.. Clean the rails & use some very thin oil like sewing machine oil. Just a tiny tiny amount & remember discs play from centre to edge.
    That worked for me with my Linn Karik - sticky rails cleaned then some light oil sparingly applied. Was very pleased to fix it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in 1968 View Post
    It does not use a Swinging pick up but rails.. Clean the rails & use some very thin oil like sewing machine oil. Just a tiny tiny amount & remember discs play from centre to edge.
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