To the rescue! =P
|I have a D-465 that I've had for a couple of years. A while ago, it began to skip a lot on all of the tracks, and it wasn't before. I opened it up over a year ago and fiddled with the trim pots, and now it doesn't read anything. It powers up, the display reads, but it never registers the disc, or even spins. What could the problem be? Is there any place I can send it (for a minimal fee) to have it realigned and recalibrated? Or am I just out of luck?
The main motor was dieing. I replaced it by buying a model that used the same motor on ebay, and swapping the motors. A very cheap fix. If I had not replaced the main motor, it would have eventually failed altogether. Perhaps the problem with your D-465 is the main motor too?!
At this page at Partstore.com it lists the parts for the D-465 Discman player. The main motor of the D-465 is used by 63 other discman units. Copy and paste the list, then check ebay for one of these 63 models. Chances are there is one up there right now. Buy it and then swap the motor out and into your dead D-465.
Better yet get a Discman from ebay that uses the exact same Optical Laser Pick up and Sled assembly too. Then replace the whole thing. 90% chance this will fix your D-465! And guess what? 59 discmans use the same sled assembly as the D-465. So it should be easy to find one on ebay.
Like a Sony D-E451... there are a few up on ebay right now in fact.
Don't throw out your D-465. It could be fixed in this way for as little as $15 - $25. Well, assuming you can use a small philips head screwdriver that is...
What I have just outlined here, this idea of buying a unit that uses the same entire optical sled/laser motor assembly, obviously can be applied to all other discman's. It's gotta be the #1 easy fix for at least 50% of Discman failures. Because half the time the broken part is going to be in the whole optical pick up motor head area...