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Arcam CD72T laser fault?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Timmie Boy, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. Timmie Boy

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    Would appreciate any feedback on my faulty CD player.
    The laser skips about when playing the very end tracks on a long cd (say an hour)
    I took the lid off and saw that the cd wobbles about and contacts the laser head when the cd is spinning. (causes tapping a noise)
    I took it to a repair shop and they have said i need a new laser, which will cost £85.00 to repair!
    Does this sound right? could it be the laser at fault?
    The cd player is about 4.5 yrs old.
    Any views greatly appreciated.
     
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    That's sounds cheaper than getting Arcam to fix it.
     
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    I received my player after repair, but i was saddened that it had been scratched (15mm long) on the faceplate top edge, while it was at the repairers.
    The guy knocked ten quid off for the repair, but now I don't know if that was enough?
    Perhaps I should've paid more by sending it off to Arcam instead, and would have more guarantee that my player would be undamaged after repair.
    The player is nearly 5 yrs old so i don't know how much the player is worth. :(
     
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    Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? Perhaps sending it to Arcam would have been prudent.
     

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