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 Post subject: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2021, 14:32 
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Hi there,

My Pioneer CLD-D925 shows always "No Disc" , no matter if an CD or LD is inserted.
Maybe a Problem with the Laser Pickup?
Is there anyone in Europe left, who can repair a Pioneer CLD-D925?

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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2021, 15:48 
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oe8ttq wrote:
Hi there,

My Pioneer CLD-D925 shows always "No Disc" , no matter if an CD or LD is inserted.
Maybe a Problem with the Laser Pickup?
Is there anyone in Europe left, who can repair a Pioneer CLD-D925?

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Hi Thomas,

Did you try operating your 925 with the top casing removed just to see what is happening during the disc loading process?
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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2021, 13:49 
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Hi,

yes , i tried without casing.
The Disc loads , then the Laser moves up and down two times , then Message "No Disc" is shown.
It seems the moving of the Pickup works, but it gets no Reflection from the Disc Surface.
Maybe the Laser itself is broken?

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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2021, 18:27 
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oe8ttq wrote:
Hi,

yes , i tried without casing.
The Disc loads , then the Laser moves up and down two times , then Message "No Disc" is shown.
It seems the moving of the Pickup works, but it gets no Reflection from the Disc Surface.
Maybe the Laser itself is broken?

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Thomas


As an unqualified person I'd be inclined to agree; but perhaps there is also a possibility that there could be a problem somewhere in the electronics that control the laser pickup? There are several extremely knowledgeable people on here who will hopefully pickup on your post soon and advise you much better than I :thumbup:

On the subject of LD specialists in Europe; I do know of a very good one but unfortunately he resides in England and sadly because of this brexit stupidity we've had inflicted on us I don't know what the current situation is regarding duties/fees etc when shipping in/out of the EU :thumbdown:

In the meantime I wish you all the best in solving your 925 issue and fingers crossed it won't be the laser-pickup that is in need of replacement.

Edit: Just found this in Germany, I notice LD players are mentioned so may be worth a try?

http://dev.docforamps.de/
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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2021, 19:18 
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What happens you put a disc in the tray and only hit the Side B button on the front of the player?
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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2021, 07:55 
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Same behavior when Side B is pressed. Laser goes up/down for two Times, "No Disc" Message.
It doesn´t try to move to the upper Side of the Disc.

Yeah, Brexit makes things more complicated :-(
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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2021, 08:10 
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I foud a Seller on AliExpress, who has the Laser-Pickup Unit for the CLD-D925 in Stock.
I ordered one , and try to find someone who can change the Part.
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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2021, 10:58 
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That sounds like a good find, if you can find someone locally who is competent with LD players it may be a good move to have him check things over first though just to confirm that the fault does actually lie with the optical block and not elsewhere. If a new pickup is fitted it will no doubt need to be fully calibrated after installation so definitely a job for someone who is fully experienced in this.

Good Luck and hope all works out well :thumbup:
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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2021, 00:43 
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This sounds like a bad pickup. It can also occur from the tangential adjustment being off, but that is unlikely to be the cause unless the pickup has been replaced or someone has been mucking with the adjustment.

Easiest thing to do is find another pickup. Pickups from most any player built after 1996 will work, including the LD pickup from a DVL player. The difference are in the plastic attachments on the pickup for each player. You'll need to move them around if you get a pickup from a DVL player or a single-sided CLD player.


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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2021, 09:57 
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Update on the Journey to get the D925 repaired :-)
The Spare Pickup arrived last week from AliExpress , looks good.
It seems, that it is a New Old Stock Part.
Still searching for a Company, which can replace and calibrate the Pickup Block.
I have 2-3 Contacts in Germany. I´ll keep the Community updated

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 Post subject: Re: [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2021, 02:17 
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Did the M-Holder (grey plastic piece in front of motor in blam's photo) come with it?
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