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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   todbnla

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Posted October 27 2002 - 09:11 AM

I recently attempted to hook back up my Pioneer CLD-D406 player which had been stored in its original box for over a year. When I went to turn it on I noticed it had no power and the power lamp was not lit, I changed power cords and made sure it was getting power, still no luck. It was in working and in good condition when we moved and has been stored in a dry climate. I purchased this unit new and only viewed about 15 discs or so. I suspect an internal fuse but am reluctant to open it up due to the numerous caution labels. Any good shops that anyone can recommend to check my unit out?

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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted October 27 2002 - 09:18 AM

Todd,

Don’t let all those labels scare you. You can easily remove the top cover by removing a half-dozen or so screws. Any fuses should be readily visible and easy to remove and check. Just make sure it’s unplugged, and refrain from sticking your fingers in the middle of the circuitry.

As for as repairs, you can call Pioneer for an authorized repair center. It shouldn’t be hard to find one in New Orleans. If not, I’d recommend sending it to Pioneer for repairs.

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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   todbnla

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Posted October 27 2002 - 02:58 PM

Thanks Wayne!

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#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 27 2002 - 06:32 PM

Too bad the warranty's run out. Most places will charge you $75-100 just to LOOK at a laser disc unit, let alone fix it (this is from experience).

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Posted October 28 2002 - 03:28 AM

You can also send an E-Mail to Kurtis Bahr at kbahr@erols.com. He is great to deal with and will help narrow down the problem. If you can't find anyone locally to fix it, he can do that. He posts at http://www.newsville.../alt.video.html under the laserdisc area and often helps people with problems.

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Posted October 29 2002 - 03:35 PM

UPDATE:
Removed the cover and has suspected the 2 amp fuse was indeed blown. Replaced it twice with the same results, blown both timesPosted Image
I have no idea what could be causing the fuses to blowPosted Image

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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Patricio M

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Posted October 30 2002 - 01:18 AM

I have the same problem with my unit (CLD-504). I tried to replace the fuse and it kept blowing (3 times). My guess, there's a power board problem, but I am not willing to spend $100-$150 to get it fixed when you can buy a used one for the same price. As of right now...it is collecting dust Posted Image

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Posted October 30 2002 - 12:47 PM

Patricio-
I sent you a PM on this subject.

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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   todbnla

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Posted November 01 2002 - 03:36 PM

Phil A said;
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You can also send an E-Mail to Kurtis Bahr at kbahr@erols.com. He is great to deal with and will help narrow down the problem. If you can't find anyone locally to fix it, he can do that. He posts at http://www.newsville.../alt.video.html under the laserdisc area and often helps people with problems.


Thanks to PHIL A and to KURTIS BAHR for help in getting my laserdisc back online!

Kurtis truly is a very special person who did not know me from Adam but helped me with several informative emails that allowed ME to fix my laserdisc player. You don't find a lot of people like Kurtis in this day and time and lord knows we sure could use more!

Again, THANK YOU Kurtis Bahr for your HELP!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#10 of 14 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted November 01 2002 - 05:23 PM

I happen to agree about Kurtis as I've bought one player from him and had a couple repaired by him, but just for completeness sake, what was the basic problem with the repetitive fuse blowing?
 

 


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Posted November 02 2002 - 02:53 AM

Apparently a small defective item called an Arc suppressor which is about the size of a small diode. I simply unsoldered this item that was causing a direct short and replaced the fuse.

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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Patricio M

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Posted November 02 2002 - 06:25 AM

I'd like to chime in as well. I have the CLD-504, and have been corresponding with Todd over the past couple of days. It seems I had the same issue. I simply cut the lead on the ARC suppressor and replaced the fuse and it automagically worked! I am glad there are helpful people such as Todd and Kurtis, as am I now able to enjoy my laserdiscs once again!

#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted November 02 2002 - 07:58 AM

Is the "ARC suppressor" an essential part? What is its purpose? Now that you guys now have your units working, wouldn't it be wise to research that part to see if you can find a replacement? Good job though, Todd and Kurtis. That kind of help is like gold. Do you think they need to replace the part now?

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Posted November 02 2002 - 12:18 PM

Chris,
I tried a Google search on this part to no avail. From looking at the underside of the circuit board, this part jumps the + circuit to the - circuit if it fails, which it did. I was told by using a surge protector I was protected just as if the item was on the board. These must fail a lot because he knew exactly what it was first guess and two people out of the blue had the exact same problem. I still have my internal fast blow 2 amp fuse so I am not concerned, although to be honest, if the part were readily available EASILY, I would get one and install it just for peace of mind. But, I am quite happy at this time. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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