+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Meridian G08 given up the ghost

  1. #11
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Posts: 3,153
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    Hi Mike

    I suspect that it will be the grease hardening on the laser mechanism, my Meridian 507 suffered from this issue and I got it sorted by an ex Meridian engineer, Chris Coaster (I looked him up but looks like he has stopped doing repairs). With mine all that was need was to remove the CD tray and mechanism and then carefully clean the old grease and re-grease with that white clear grease for plastic, and it was good as new. Chris got me a OEM Philips replacement laser mechanism in case it was damaged, which I still have.

    The G08 one is available https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285902215...3ABFBM9LjqtoFk

    I would talk with MrTechGuy he has got good reviews.

    Cheers

    Adrian
    Thanks Adrian, Do you know how I'd find the laser mechanism?
    Current system 1210 GR. CDP - Meridian G08. Amp -Sugden A21I - Sig. Wharfedale Lintons.

  2. #12
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Posts: 3,153
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by losepete View Post
    Hi Mike

    If you can hold a screwdriver without stabbing yourself you have a good chance of making this repair yourself - and saving quite a bit of money doing it, Mr Tech Guy is not cheap :-)

    Looking at the drive link in your Meridian forum discussion and this image https://www.meridian-audio.info/view...20&photoid=932 showing inside of G08 (I have not seen inside mine - so far) replacing the drive *should* be fairly simple. The steps would be something like this

    Disconnect power and interconnects
    Put cd player at a good working height eg desk, table, workbench
    Select correct torx bit size and remove screws at each corner of glass lid, put lid safely out of way
    Remove the 17(?) screws holding the inner lid in place, put inner lid safely out of way
    Remove cables clamped to top and side of drive unit, ie unclamp cables
    Looking at the image I suspect it will be easier to remove the data and power leads from drive after removing all screws holding it in place

    Might be worth inspecting drive to see if it has the hardened grease problem mentioned by Adrian and whether cleaning that fixes the problem before ordering a replacement drive unit - would make for an even less expensive repair :-)

    Reassembly would the reverse of above.
    Possibly the only extra advice is take care to not over-tighten screws as they will snap easily.

    Whatever you decide to do I hope you end up with a working G08 again, they are fairly good cd players.
    Thanks Pete,
    I'll replace it myself, loads of time on my hands. Here is a pic of the inside, I took lid off today. Guess I'll have to snip those cable ties then replace.



    Current system 1210 GR. CDP - Meridian G08. Amp -Sugden A21I - Sig. Wharfedale Lintons.

  3. #13
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: England

    Posts: 110
    I'm Pete.

    Default

    Definitely a couple of new cable ties required ;-)
    With the drive unit removed you should be able to take the top off the unit and will spot the laser mechanism straight away.
    The bit to try cleaning is the threaded shaft that moves the laser head, the grease hardens in the grooves of the thread.
    If that does not work you will need a new drive unit.

    Have fun :-)

  4. #14
    Join Date: May 2008

    Location: Surrey

    Posts: 7,137
    I'm Rob.

    Default

    Use Isopropyl alcohol to clean the hardened grease off with a small artists paintbrush or similar. Wait till dry an hour or so and use some silicone grease before reassembling. Some use White Lithium grease but some say that as this is petroleum based it can caasue problems with plastic parts.
    Buy Bose...And get your parking validated!.

    https://youtu.be/ZCBe7-6rw4M

    No Highs...No Lows....It Must Be Bose!

  5. #15
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Seaton, Devon, UK

    Posts: 13,436
    I'm Adrian.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Thanks Adrian, Do you know how I'd find the laser mechanism?
    Sorry Mile, I missed your post, but see that Pete came to the rescue.

    Take your time getting to the laser mechanism, if the grease on the shaft looks slightly hardened then clean it off with isopropyl alcohol as Rob said until all removed. Do not force the laser gear mechanism trying to free them, or damage is likely, once clean apply the grease, you do not need loads, there are several youtube videos showing this being done.

    I hope it works, if not just replace the CD laser mech. for £40.

    If you have not found it already this is the grease https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404248339...Bk9SR_LWnpCCZA
    Listening is the act of aural discrimination and dissemination of sound, and accepting you get it wrong sometimes.

    Analog Inputs: Pro-Ject Signature 10 TT & arm, Benz Micro LP-S, Michel Cusis MC, Goldring 2500 and Ortofon Rondo Blue cartridges, Hitachi FT5500 mk2 Tuner

    Digital:- Marantz SA-KI Pearl CD player, RaspberryPi/HifiBerry Digi+ Pro, Buffalo NAS Drive

    Amplification:- AudioValve Sunilda phono stage, Krell KSP-7B pre-amp, Krell KSA-80 power amp

    Output: Wilson Benesch Vector speakers, KLH Ultimate One Headphones

    Cables: Tellurium Q Ultra Black II RCA & Chord Epic 2 RCA, various speaker leads, & links


    I think I am nearing audio nirvana, but don’t tell anyone.

  6. #16
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 38,396
    I'm Martin.

    Default

    Grease is the word. Is the word that you heard. It's got groove, it's got feeling.
    Current Lash Up:

    TEAC VRDS 701T > Sony TAE1000ESD > Krell KSA50S > JM Labs Focal Electra 926.

  7. #17
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Posts: 3,153
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    Sorry Mile, I missed your post, but see that Pete came to the rescue.

    Take your time getting to the laser mechanism, if the grease on the shaft looks slightly hardened then clean it off with isopropyl alcohol as Rob said until all removed. Do not force the laser gear mechanism trying to free them, or damage is likely, once clean apply the grease, you do not need loads, there are several youtube videos showing this being done.

    I hope it works, if not just replace the CD laser mech. for £40.

    If you have not found it already this is the grease https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404248339...Bk9SR_LWnpCCZA
    Thanks alot Adrian, just ordered some.
    Current system 1210 GR. CDP - Meridian G08. Amp -Sugden A21I - Sig. Wharfedale Lintons.

  8. #18
    Alex_UK's Avatar
    Alex_UK is offline Spotify + Facebook Moderator / Chilled-Out Wino and only here for the shilling
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Sunny Suffolk, UK

    Posts: 16,238
    I'm WrappingALilacCurtainAroundMyBobby.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Grease is the word. Is the word that you heard. It's got groove, it's got feeling.


    Not quite a real pussy wagon, though…
    Alex

    Main System: Digital: HP Laptop/M2Tech Hiface/Logitech Media Server/FLAC; Marantz SA7001 KI Signature SACD Player and other digital stuff into Gatorised Beresford Caiman DAC Vinyl: Garrard 401/SME 3009 SII Improved/Sumiko HS/Nagaoka MP-30
    Amplifier: Rega Brio R. Speakers: Spendor SP1. Cables: Various, mainly Mark Grant.
    Please see "about me" for the rest of my cr@p! Gallery


    A.o.S. on Facebook - A.o.S. on Spotify - A.o.S. on Twitter

    There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing Aristotle

  9. #19
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Posts: 3,153
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    There was some grease on the rails, not exactly hard, but not soft either. Will clean when the products arrive.



    Current system 1210 GR. CDP - Meridian G08. Amp -Sugden A21I - Sig. Wharfedale Lintons.

  10. #20
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Posts: 3,153
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Oh well that didn't work,what next?
    Current system 1210 GR. CDP - Meridian G08. Amp -Sugden A21I - Sig. Wharfedale Lintons.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •