Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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My CLD-D704 has been sitting for a while. I tried to fire it up the other night, and was disappointed to find that it now has problems. Non-clamp problems.
Issue 1: When loading a disc, it is hesitant to spin it up in the "traditional" sense. Meaning, if you close the tray by pressing the eject or play buttons, the tray retracts, the laser assembly makes a little whirring noise for a few seconds, then the tray ejects. It works fine, however, if you hit the B-side button or if you power down with the tray extended, let it retract and park, then turn it back on and press play. I've got the cover pulled now; if I nudge the laser assembly towards the rear of the player before putting in the disc, it works okay. But I let it play both sides out and re-park the assembly, and the problem came back.
Issue 2: No right channel audio, either from the rear panel or the headphone jack. I don't have anything with an optical input, so I can't tell if it's both the analog and digital stages, but I fear that the player may have gotten dropped hard during my last move, and something broke loose.