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You need to find a repair shop that can actually debug a switching power supply. Most places just swap out boards and Pioneer no longer stocks older power supplies.
Dear Kurtis,

Thank you for the very quick reply. I'm a bit discouraged, I take it the "nip the ARC suppressor diode" solution is not the way to go in my case (was hoping for a quick fix). I will try to find a suitable electronics repair shop. By "switching power supply" you mean one that can switch between 110-220V?

On a side note, is there a reason these PSUs are so sensitive? Two D99s manufactured in 1996 suffered badly, but no other household item was damaged, including an LD-S1 from 1986 that is still working flawlessly. I would be happy to continue using the latter but the lack of optical/digital/rf output is a problem.

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Dear Kurtis,

Thank you for the very quick reply. I'm a bit discouraged, I take it the "nip the ARC suppressor diode" solution is not the way to go in my case (was hoping for a quick fix). I will try to find a suitable electronics repair shop. By "switching power supply" you mean one that can switch between 110-220V?

On a side note, is there a reason these PSUs are so sensitive? Two D99s manufactured in 1996 suffered badly, but no other household item was damaged, including an LD-S1 from 1986 that is still working flawlessly. I would be happy to continue using the latter but the lack of optical/digital/rf output is a problem.

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The arc suppressor is not on this power supply design, it is on the US models CLD-D504/604/505/605/406/606/59 and the US DVL units.
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Thank you, clear.

Upon checking my "for spare parts/canibalization" D99, I realised that that one has the red standby light on, but is otherwise non responsive.
Would it be that there is an easier fix for that machine?
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Thank you, clear.

Upon checking my "for spare parts/canibalization" D99, I realised that that one has the red standby light on, but is otherwise non responsive.
Would it be that there is an easier fix for that machine?
If the red standby light is coming on then the switching supply is actually coming on and in standby mode so I would find that easier as the other is not even starting up. But then if the diode bridge is bad with the one that does not light the red LED that is simple to replace.
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Hello. Been collecting various players and stockpiling music LDs. I recently acquired a LX1000, 604, and a Proscan PSLD46. Figured a 12 LD trade for the 46 was worth it, since it has AC-3 and and an optical out. Did have a question though.

The 46 has a tendency to stick. Opened it up, cleaned the ring, and watched the mechanism. when you stick a disc in, when the mechanism to clamp rises before it goes out over the disc, it sticks before it goes out. If you give a quick medium tap, it continues out like it is supposed to. It seems to get smoother and not get stuck the more you use the player. The player, lens, rails inside are pretty much immaculate apart from dust from never being used. Is this merely from disuse or is this a bigger issue? I also have an LJRI(it's actually a II as it has a coaxial out as well as a AC-3 out direct from Runco). The coaxial does not seem to work; the AC-3 and analog outs do. Coax did work before. Is this just possibly a loose connection? Any info would be appreciated.

Also, is $100 for a barely used dvl919 a good price? I have the LJR, LX900, LX1000, 604, 505, Proscan PSLD46. 919 would fit in just before or just after the 604 and 46? All feedback and info is appreciated.
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Also just recently bought a NIB DVDO Edge for $100 off CL. I have a Denon 1910 which upscales. Also have a Magnavox RZV427MG9 VCR/DVD recorder. What is the best way to hook up and/or chain my LD to get the best picture? Does that Magnavox DVD-Recorder have a good output if I plug the LD into it? Do I want to use as part of the chain or no?

My TV is a Philips HDTV 30HW9110D. Thanks in advance for all info..........
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Hello, I would like to tell you that bought a player Pioneer CLD-R5 for $ 75 dollars, and I would ask if any of you had this player and I can tell their experience with, and if someone could give me some recommendation on how to take advantage of the maximum, because I want to catch this player and it has an option called FINE WIDE that sharpens by software and then not let me very happy to say this option. regards
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The 46 has a tendency to stick. Opened it up, cleaned the ring, and watched the mechanism. when you stick a disc in, when the mechanism to clamp rises before it goes out over the disc, it sticks before it goes out. If you give a quick medium tap, it continues out like it is supposed to. It seems to get smoother and not get stuck the more you use the player. The player, lens, rails inside are pretty much immaculate apart from dust from never being used. Is this merely from disuse or is this a bigger issue? I also have an LJRI(it's actually a II as it has a coaxial out as well as a AC-3 out direct from Runco). The coaxial does not seem to work; the AC-3 and analog outs do. Coax did work before. Is this just possibly a loose connection? Any info would be appreciated.
Replace the loading belt for the 46.


For the Runco, I'd check your settings and connections.
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How much is the loading belt? Where can I get the belt? How do I check the belt to see how good/bad it is?

Also, how I check interior connections on the LJR? I know the AC-3 out works.........and the coaxial does not. Never heard about a Coaxial out going bad........only optical outs. Kinda suprised.........
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How good is a 46? 604 quality? higher? lower? Seems like these 504/46/Yammy 901s are the same but I could be mistaken.
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How good is a 46? 604 quality? higher? lower? Seems like these 504/46/Yammy 901s are the same but I could be mistaken.
Never actually worked on the 46 but it would be comparable to either the 504 or 604. Take off the top and when the mechanical assembly starts up see it you need to assist it up to complete the raising cycle, if yes then you need the belt. here is the Pioneer link to order it

http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/...uctNum=VEB1184

Otherwise go thru the LJR and the receiver settings and make sure they are setup correctly to use the coax output.
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Also just recently bought a NIB DVDO Edge for $100 off CL. I have a Denon 1910 which upscales. Also have a Magnavox RZV427MG9 VCR/DVD recorder. What is the best way to hook up and/or chain my LD to get the best picture? Does that Magnavox DVD-Recorder have a good output if I plug the LD into it? Do I want to use as part of the chain or no?



My TV is a Philips HDTV 30HW9110D. Thanks in advance for all info..........


I have a Pioneer CLD-D406 with a DVDO Edge and they are a great combo. The Edge is a great scaler and the quality is very good. The Edge has dual HDMI outputs, one is for audio which I feed to my Denon AVR and the other feeds to my Panasonic plasma.

The only drawback is the power supply in the Edge is good for about 5 years then it dies a sudden death. That's what happened with mine. I Googled it found out that a lot people had the same issue, but that the fix was easy with matching power supply available online. It's an easy fix If you are handy with a screwdriver.
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So with my players, EDGE, upscaling Denon 1910, and the Magnavox RZV427MG9 VCR/DVD recorder. How do I daisy-chain these together? LD>1910>EDGE? LD>EDGE>1910? Does the DVD-Recorder even come into play?

Also have Lumagen Vision Pro. Should that enter the chain as well?

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So with my players, EDGE, upscaling Denon 1910, and the Magnavox RZV427MG9 VCR/DVD recorder. How do I daisy-chain these together? LD>1910>EDGE? LD>EDGE>1910? Does the DVD-Recorder even come into play?



Also have Lumagen Vision Pro. Should that enter the chain as well?


I wouldn't daisy chain anything. I think you will be just fine if you connect LD and Magnavox straight to the Edge and let it do the upscaling for you. I would feed the HDMI video out from the Edge to your Philips and the HDMI audio only out to your Denon. I don't think there would be anything to gain by daisy chaining video processors. You would still use the Denon for switching other sources like SAT/Cable, Blu-Ray etc. I don't know anything about VisionPro, it may be better than than the Edge, or it may not, but you can experiment and compare the two and see which one has the better processing. Enjoy!


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DVL-909 panel display seems dim

As above... it's my only example, so I'm calling it very dim for a bright room, weak for a normal room, ~ OK in a dark room. This model only has FL off and on that I can find. I can not find a print for it, but other's notes implied AC pin pairs connections at FL 'tube' grew loose. I resoldered those for no improvement.

Should this be as bright as say a DVL-91 on full?
Is there a control/pot/common weak component?
Do panel FLs just grow weak over time?
I do see, I believe a (nano) resistor as the trace leaves the flat connector for this board to go to the FL, safe to jump out?
What should the AC be?

Any help appreciated!!
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My LX1000 is doing something new to me. It will open and close, and grab the CD/LD, but it never stops spinning. The display says close and all 20+ chapters, but never registers that it is playing and/or reading a disc. I have the service manual for it, but not sure what the problem is or could be. All info would be appreciated.........
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A general thread for people to discuss general LaserDisc topics, especially maintenance and repair issues.
How do I post a question? If the below isn't right let me know :-P

I have a Pioneer LD-W1. I have an intermittent problem with audio. Some discs play fine, others have a high whine that almost drowns out the audio. It is worse when audio is run through the tv, slightly better when run through the home theater system. Only emits through one of the six speakers in the system? Any ideas? Brenda
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This is normal if the bad LD's are AC-3 Dolby Digital encoded and you are listening to the analog audio and hearing the noise in the right channel. You need to listen to the digital audio to avoid this.
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Hey, brand new here. I have a Sony MDP-605, and I've read enough to know that it's probably turned to crap by now, but unless I can fix it I don't have anything to watch my laserdiscs on
The last time I played it the pickup would not start reading the second side. It transported to the edge and stopped. I had the case open and saw it do that. Everything else was working. That was about 6 years ago. (in the meantime, life has happened to me SEVERELY and I've had zero time to do anything pleasant like sit down and watch my laserdiscs).
So I finally got a couple hours off, pushed the power button thinking I could just manually flip the laserdisc, but now it will not power on. I took the cover off again thinking maybe I could replace a fuse somewhere but I could not even see a fuse. And I also smelled something like burnt plastic near the transformer
So now my options are:
- get you guys to give me a hand fixing it(?) I have tools and am pretty capable as I've fixed electronics before. I'm just not too good at diagnosis, lol. There's nobody local that I can find that wants to have anything to do with it.
- try to trade it plus cash for a Pioneer (I've read enough to know that a Pioneer is the way to go)
- just buy a Pioneer outright and forget about my Sony
- throw my hands in the air and sell my laserdiscs and just be a Blu-ray watcher.
I plead your mercy. I'm open to suggestions. I'm VERY nostalgic and wish I could get my Sony fixed but I'm not stupid, either, so if it's junk, I get that. What should I do, guys? Any help greatly appreciated
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Hey, brand new here. I have a Sony MDP-605, and I've read enough to know that it's probably turned to crap by now, but unless I can fix it I don't have anything to watch my laserdiscs on
The last time I played it the pickup would not start reading the second side. It transported to the edge and stopped. I had the case open and saw it do that. Everything else was working. That was about 6 years ago. (in the meantime, life has happened to me SEVERELY and I've had zero time to do anything pleasant like sit down and watch my laserdiscs).
So I finally got a couple hours off, pushed the power button thinking I could just manually flip the laserdisc, but now it will not power on. I took the cover off again thinking maybe I could replace a fuse somewhere but I could not even see a fuse. And I also smelled something like burnt plastic near the transformer
So now my options are:
- get you guys to give me a hand fixing it(?) I have tools and am pretty capable as I've fixed electronics before. I'm just not too good at diagnosis, lol. There's nobody local that I can find that wants to have anything to do with it.
- try to trade it plus cash for a Pioneer (I've read enough to know that a Pioneer is the way to go)
- just buy a Pioneer outright and forget about my Sony
- throw my hands in the air and sell my laserdiscs and just be a Blu-ray watcher.
I plead your mercy. I'm open to suggestions. I'm VERY nostalgic and wish I could get my Sony fixed but I'm not stupid, either, so if it's junk, I get that. What should I do, guys? Any help greatly appreciated
You won't be able to get much for the Sony as even when working the Sony players had more grain in the picture than the other brands.


I'd just buy a Pioneer unit. I repair the Pioneer units and sell them when I have then available. Only player I have available right now is a CLD-99 Elite model so if you are looking to spend $100 to $200 right now I cannot help.


In my mind the reason to keep the LD's is that if you have a real home theater you will find the LD sound is more dynamic as it was recorded with dynamics for people with home theaters as that is mainly who bought them. DVD and Blu-Ray were made for people watching using TV speakers all the way to home theaters so the dynamics are compressed a little. With a proper adjusted system and decent equipment LD can look just about as good as DVD. On analog TV's LD has a non-digitized smoother picture.
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You won't be able to get much for the Sony as even when working the Sony players had more grain in the picture than the other brands.


I'd just buy a Pioneer unit. I repair the Pioneer units and sell them when I have then available. Only player I have available right now is a CLD-99 Elite model so if you are looking to spend $100 to $200 right now I cannot help.


In my mind the reason to keep the LD's is that if you have a real home theater you will find the LD sound is more dynamic as it was recorded with dynamics for people with home theaters as that is mainly who bought them. DVD and Blu-Ray were made for people watching using TV speakers all the way to home theaters so the dynamics are compressed a little. With a proper adjusted system and decent equipment LD can look just about as good as DVD. On analog TV's LD has a non-digitized smoother picture.
Wow! Got the guru on the first try! Excellent! Thanks!
What would be the going price for a Pioneer CLD-99 Elite?
I've read enough to know that it's not the king of the heap. I think I recall reading that the Pioneer HLD-X9 holds that honor (??)
I also have some karaoke laserdiscs but those are not a priority. Does the CLD-99 play karaoke laserdiscs?
Of course I went snooping around, lol. There are what seem to be some good deals on e-bay right now like a laserdisc player with a collection of laserdiscs thrown in. However, I would be more interested in great picture quality and great audio quality than a bulk deal or an extremely low price.
Thanks for any help! And thanks for being available here to help people like me who are really behind on laserdisc stuff. Great forum, great thread
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I just saw the Pioneer "jukebox" laserdisc player in action! Too cool! Would love to have one of those! Probably costs like a bazillion dollars, though.
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Hey, guys. I found this thing (attached) (CLD-M301), and I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into it. My gut feeling is that it is a very low-end player from Pioneer.
Value?
Picture/Audio quality?
Shortcomings?
Advantages?
I thought maybe it might be a reasonable back-up player but geez it really seems low-end and rough.
Thanks for any help
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Hey, guys. I found this thing (attached) (CLD-M301), and I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into it. My gut feeling is that it is a very low-end player from Pioneer.
Value?
Picture/Audio quality?
Shortcomings?
Advantages?
I thought maybe it might be a reasonable back-up player but geez it really seems low-end and rough.
Thanks for any help
The CD changer/LD players are problematic do to the extra moving parts. The LD player was intro level.
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