Sony D-555 Discman Repair
Jul 20, 2010 at 4:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

duralop

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Just bought a used Sony D-555 Discman (July 2010) that was supposed to work but doesn't. When turned on, it lights up, the laser eye moves up, the motor spins for a second or so, stops and the laser retracts. This repeats 2 more times and the unit powers off. Questions:
Anybody been able to fix this problem?
Anyplace I can send it to to fix.....private person or company?
The laser eye sits in the middle of the track. Shouldn't it be out the furthest from the center to "see" a CD and start playing? Can you reposition it without destroying it?
Does the Sony repair manual for the D-555 address this problem? If so, is it a DIY? Parts avail?
 
Seems to me like the laser eye is not seeing a CD.
 
WTB: Working or non-working D-555 in good shape. I'm in Colorado.
Thanks for any help!!!
 
Jun 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM Post #3 of 3

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Not "real"ones, but maybe try these:
 
http://www.intelligentbatteries.com/order.asp?ID=D00604953397
 
But these are lithium ion, whereas the originals are nickel cadmium. Might run into problems charging these using the circuitry in the D25. Maybe you can locate or fabricate a charger meant specifically for li-ion. As far as I know, no one makes ni-cad replacements for the D25. At least I have not been able to find any for the last few years. 
 

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