arcam alpha 5+ cd fault


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my arcam alpha 5+ has started to refuse playing cd's. is it worth repairing and can anyone recomend a repairer in the noth west. cheers

Mr Ed

Standard Member
Hi Chris,

If it's failing to read discs, it's probably the laser mech that's had it. The lousy bit about that is that the 5+ used the Philips CDM9 mech, which has been out production for some years and those that are available are going for high prices. The last Alpha 5+ laser mech we did was about £230 from memory, but that may not be current. £230 is more than an Alpha 5+ is worth, but it will cost you about £500 to replace it, so something of a dilema.

Good luck,

Ed - The AudioWorks, Cheadle. 0161 428 7887.

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