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Old 12-27-2013, 05:38 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a Pioneer PDF-100, a 100-disc deck. At the moment I can't get it to work, it's not reading or detecting discs. However it seems to be functional otherwise. It may just be a simple error on my part or perhaps there is an issue with the machine. I don't have a manual for it. I did read online that there are supposed to be two "shipping screws" which I believe are used to keep the "arm" in place and avoid damage during movement. If anyone can provide some insight it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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I have a Pioneer PDF-100, a 100-disc deck. At the moment I can't get it to work, it's not reading or detecting discs. However it seems to be functional otherwise. It may just be a simple error on my part or perhaps there is an issue with the machine. I don't have a manual for it. I did read online that there are supposed to be two "shipping screws" which I believe are used to keep the "arm" in place and avoid damage during movement. If anyone can provide some insight it would be greatly appreciated. 

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Thanks for the reply. Damn, no transportation screws in mine. I wonder what kind of damage could be caused by the arm not being held down and if its worth repairing. 

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Replacement Ribbon Cable

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Thanks for the reply. Damn, no transportation screws in mine. I wonder what kind of damage could be caused by the arm not being held down and if its worth repairing. 
Frequently the ribbon cable between the CD carriage and the main board will break, due to metal fatigue at the connector end on the CD carriage.

If you look closely at that end of the ribbon cable you can generally see the slit where it is broken. Sometimes just a few connections are broken, sometimes all of them.

This ribbon cable part is no longer available from Pioneer (PDD1157), nor from other Pioneer parts suppliers.

I have sourced a compatible part elsewhere. They are a bit of an oddball ribbon cable and not available from typical electronic parts sites. The new ones I've sourced are about 2" longer which might help, long term, with the cable fatigue issue.

They're fairly easy to replace with general electronics repair knowledge. And you can test your old ribbon cable first for pin to pin continuity from one end to the other with an ohmmeter.

If you need a replacement ribbon cable, I'm selling them for $25 each, which includes shipping in the US via first class mail. I do take PayPal.

If you're interested in one, contact me via private message.

Are they worth fixing? Personally, I think the PD-F100 is a fine CD player and changer that's far surpasses the quality of any newer changer of a similar type. I fixed mine and am thrilled that it's alive and kicking! Plus, if it's the ribbon cable that's broken, it's a pretty easy and inexpensive way to resurrect a quality piece of equipment.

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