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Please advise: a light lubricant for CD player mechanisms

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Hi guys, had my S370 (old Panasonic portable CD player) for about 14 years. About time I put some lube on the mechanism.

The device uses the Sony-type mechanism, a jackscrew with two rails. Some of that white grease on the rails are still there (and lubricating), but the jackscrew and the motor gears are about dry.

So please recommend a light lubricant for this purpose. I understand that WD-40 is inadequate. Or can I just take a dab of that white grease and smear it on?

Thanks.

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Back when I had my collection of "vintage" PCDPs, I used LaBelle 106 - grease with Teflon, and it never failed me.  It can be found at most hobbyshops, as model railroaders use it.  Other brands would probably work just as well.  Just make sure it is plastic compatible like the LaBelle 106.

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Back when I had my collection of "vintage" PCDPs, I used LaBelle 106 - grease with Teflon, and it never failed me.  It can be found at most hobbyshops, as model railroaders use it.  Other brands would probably work just as well.  Just make sure it is plastic compatible like the LaBelle 106.


Thanks, saw that on some railroading websites.

Oh, a little flash, would bike chain lube work? It's a green-ish kind of thing, have used this to lube door and cabinet joints.

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Silicone based lubes are great for plastic parts and sliding parts like arc hinges-I use the spray silicone and hit it with a q-tip as an applicator
Edited by Golden Ears - 9/8/10 at 4:44pm
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Blue Meanie my step dad wrote yellow submarine
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Blue Meanie my step dad wrote yellow submarine



COOL!!  The screenplay for the movie?

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I used to be a tech and loved marvel mystery oil for the motors....clean with deoxit first

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COOL!!  The screenplay for the movie?

 

Yep we just auctioned off some original never played Beatles tunes too.

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Guys, please, if you want to fight sarcastically, use PM and not my post.

Now, bike lube, would it work (a green-ish stuff, has a scent, used to lubricate door joints)?

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Guys, please, if you want to fight sarcastically, use PM and not my post.

Now, bike lube, would it work (a green-ish stuff, has a scent, used to lubricate door joints)?



One thing to worry about is viscosity...I am not familiar with the bike lube but I would think it is too thick unless you use a VERY light coat. Remember the motor that drives that sled is not very big or powerful and if the lube is too thick you will get a problem with attatching gri,t dus,t hair...etc. into the grease.

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Guys, please, if you want to fight sarcastically, use PM and not my post.


Who was fighting sarcastically?  For that matter, who was fighting at all?  Did I miss something?
 

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