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LG CD/Tape Player Shows NO Disk Repaired

By on September 13, 2019
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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.

lg cd 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.

lg cd player repair

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.

lg cd player circuit board

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.

lg cd player gear assembly

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.

lg cd player lens assembly replaced

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

working lg cd player repaired

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.

how to fix and repair lg cd player

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.

Mission accomplished.

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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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    September 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Your chain of component supply source is excellent! Suprising to see that you exactly knew what part the CD pickup lens was and that you had a new one in store. You probably have an excellent supplier or even had a service manual for this specific LG machine. Maybe also from Ifixit?

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      September 13, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Albert: yes, I have a good supplier near by my shop just about 15 minutes drive. and he has plenty of those in his shop. not many techs working on replacing these pick up lenses any more. have a blessed day.

  2. Parasuraman Subramanian

    September 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I am rather amazed as to how you are able to set your hands on replacement boards and components as and when you want! In our area, none of these are available and we have to really hunt for it from shop to shop in town or outside or online. Anyhow your ingenuity was proved again!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      September 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      Parasuraman: thanks man. this particular pick up lens is available at electronic shop near by. the beautiful thing is not many Techs are willing to work on such devices because they are old. i work on any device that comes my way and do my best to fix them. other best thing is, I know all the techs in my area and we talk all the time about parts, where to find them and mostly if they have such parts even used for sale. have a blessed day

      • Parasuraman S

        September 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

        That is good news! Yes, you are right, it gives us a thrill to set right any electronic device that reaches our table!

  3. Devon Wilson

    September 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Great job. I thought it would be a given that you would overhaul the entire unit to make make sure that it works in all respects.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      September 15, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      Devon. I did an overhaul check. The tape belts were cut off but u did not mention it because the article would too long to read. The radio was working well too.


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