LG CD/Tape Player Shows NO Disk Repaired
This CD player was in the storage room for almost a year and one day the customer decided to use it. When he powered up the device, he got a No CD message on the display and based on that he called me and brought it for repair.
From what I heard from the customer about the CD player was not used for a long time sitting in the storage room I assumed if I cleaned the pickup lens it would work right away.
To my disappointment, that did not work. Let us find what is wrong with this device.
As I took the screws off and exposed the inside of this device I saw a board with lots of flex and regular cables there. Not depending on my own memory, I took a photo to see where all the cables come from and where they go to.
From experience, when getting a No CD message on the display means either the pickup lens is damaged or dirty. Since I cleaned the pickup lens and it did not help, I decided to replace the pickup lens with a new one and see.
Four screws off the four corners of the base of the pickup lens, I was able to take out the old one and replace it with a new one.
I have exactly the same pick up lens in my shop and the part number is KSS-213C. That is a well know pickup lens and very easy to get from any local store in my town.
The moment I replaced that with a new one and hocked everything back and gave it a try, the result as expected, well, take a look
I called the customer and informed him about the result but he surprised me with another issue on this device. The device does not play tapes, could you please fix that as well the customer said. The woman who brought the device for repair did not mention anything about that and I did not bother to check if the tape player was functional or not.
This time I had to go deeper in the repair. I took the board off to get to the tape player inside and look what I saw. The rubber belt was broken. I ended up changing both belts and gave it a try.
The CD and the tape player were working again and I also went beyond that and checked if the radio needed anything attention but all was ok there.
This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.
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