Broken on/off switch Pioneer CD player

Jambutty1

Standard Member
Hi, if anyone can help: I have an old (but trusty) Pioneer separates system, which still functions well - apart from the tape player (which expired due to over-use - ah, the days before children!) and the CD player, which started turning itself off, then back on, sporadically - except that now it is off altogether, and refuses to come back on. While it was just playing up I opened it up to see if it was just a loose wire, but it definitely seemed to be the on/off switch, because waggling it triggered something to turn it back on (but not off, strangely). It is a push-button switch, sitting on a circuit board, but the switch itself seems to be 1 piece, or I'd have had it apart already... Is there a generic switch I can replace it with, or does each manufacturer have idiosyncracies design to make it harder to do so? I don't want to take it the local repairer, pay the £50 deposit, and have him put it in a cupboard before telling me he can't repair it. Any thoughts?

Jambutty1
 

bow79

Novice Member
is there an auxiliary input on this system probably 2 phonos at the back. plug an alternative CD player into it.
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Post a close-up pic of the switch together with any markings on it. There's a reasonable chance it can be replaced.
 

Jambutty1

Standard Member
thanks guys, here are 2 pics of the switch. I took it apart to see if I could clean it up/re-tool it, and got it working again... but then it cut out. On the picture of the copper rocker, the little blob on the end is a dab of solder I put on the contact, in case there was a gap - there was a small amount of blacking on the contact, but it was not pitted or anything to suggest arcing. It doesn't work at all now...
 

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RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Can't read the marking printed/stamped on it but Googling them should give some results. Can't help further without seeing the pin locations of where it mounts on the PCB.

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is it like this?
 

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Jambutty1

Standard Member
Unfortunately the darned thing is soldered on; if it was on pins I'd have been fairly confident about replacing it. Is this more legible?
 

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RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Not getting anything from those markings. The PCB is going to have to come out (as it will anyway to replace the switch). If it is as I pictured then you can have that one if you PM your address, just need to find someone to fit it.

You could also try Googling for a service manual with a parts list.
 

Jambutty1

Standard Member
Crocodile, I did PM you, did you get it? I have had no joy trying to locate a switch that looks remotely like the one that doesn't work, any help gratefully received.
 

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