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Noisy LD player...whine

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ColinM, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    I don't understand why different discs are louder and some are silent, but occasionally (usually) I hear quite a bit of mechanical noise from the spinning disc / components. Not a constant grind, but a 'chirping'. Maybe the laser isn't tracking well?
    Picture and sound are fine, but the mechanical racket can be horrible.

    Any ideas what the problem may be and any solution?

    RCA LDR-310 (1992)

    I keep a backup player at a buddy's house. Maybe a swap is in order, but it's the infamous MDP-333 with a bad door, and it's not as pretty.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Rachael B

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    Colin, alot of players are winey. The disc makes like a big circular saw. Some of the heavier players are quieter. The LD-S2 and HLD-X9 are fairly quiet. I don't mind the whirrrr of LD players. I had to return two discs over the years that were out of balance weight-wise, proably(?). They looked fine but the first part several minutes of each disc would cause the player to shake like a washing machine on it's spin cycle! I mean, they made the player shake like it was possessed!

    Most CLV discs are louder during the first part of a side when the disc is spinning faster. Towards the outside edge, the end of a side, it's quieter when the disc is spinning slower. CAV discs have a constant speed and the whirrr would be more consistent likewise. Best wishes!
     
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  4. ColinM

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    Thanks, Rachael.

    I kinda like the silent whirr of the LD, in a retro kind of way.

    It's the jit-jit-jit that drives me nuts.

    Have a good day!

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