So I finally managed to find someone willing to sell me the holy grail of dual system PAL/NTSC LD players for a reasonable amount of money; the industrial LD-V4300D. It's the third LD player I've bought online, and the third LD player to arrive broken in the mail . This one wasn't packed all that badly though, and it sort of works.
When closing the tray sometimes the player will not detect any disc, and I have to open/close the tray 2-3 times before playback starts. Once it starts up, it will play most CLV discs I've tried fine from beginning to end. Picture looks OK and audio is fine. However if I try to skip to the next chapter the player will usually stop spinning the disc completely, then spin up again. This procedure may repeat a couple of times before the player finally starts playing the selected chapter. If I try to skip to a chapter near the end of the disc the player will usually just spin down/up endlessly until I press stop/eject. If I press the scan buttons the same thing happens. It may scan for 3-4 seconds before it starts spinning down/up and after a while playback resumes. On some CLV discs the player will get stuck after 20-40 minutes and repeat a small part of the movie over and over again. This happens on pretty much every CAV discs I've tried after 10-20 minutes playback time.
Getting the player repaired here in Norway by a technician is not an option. That would cost me more than the price of an X0. I have already tried cleaning the rubber ring that is part of the clamping mechanism. If anyone here can offer me some advice on other things I could try I would very much appreciate it.
I also have the service manual that I could send you.
Thanks for trying to help.
I did find the service manual through a google search so I already have it. Anyway a local technician who claim to have some experience with LD players looked at the player. He claims the laser is dying and needs to be replaced. The cost of a replacement laser (if I can find one) is probably too high to be worth it. I guess I'll have to start looking for another player