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Nad 521i problem... please help

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by the_dead_parrot, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. the_dead_parrot

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    Hi iv got a nad 521i cd player in my system, but the cd slot will not open, iv pressed the button... turned it off and on it just makes a noise then does nothing... has anyone heard of this problem before? or is it just something im doing wrong?

    thanks for any help
     
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    A few possibilities....but will either be a software fault in the player's operating system,or more likely a hardware fault such as the door mechanism jamming,or the mechanism damaged.....would be useful perhaps to know how old it is,and how much use it receives,but ultimately it needs a trip to the dealer.
     
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    well i bought it last week, this is the first time iv used it as the rest of my system arrived today... just literally plugged it in tried opening it, the screen said opening... a noise from the drive and then nothing... bought it second hand though but judging by condition it doesnt look that old... either way that doesnt sound good
     
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    Sounds to me like a mechanical fault ... was it second hand from a store or private sale?

    The NAD C521i has only been out since around June/July time last year so even if it's one of the first it should still be in warranty - though I'm not sure if NAD's warranties are transferable.
     
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    yeah from the sound of the cd drve its mechanical fault... the drive doesnt move at all, just which part is at fault is the hard part... it was bought on ebay, iv had it for about a week as i said, but its been boxed today is the first time its been tried
     
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    I would get onto the person who sold it to you ... was there any damage to the box from postage, etc?

    Vikki
     
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    ok il emailed him... do you think he may be a bit funny about the fact iv had it since the start of the week? no the box was completly undamaged, well packaged etc so i wouldnt have thought it could have occured during transit... its a real bugger the first time i want to use it and it doesnt work
     
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    right this is exaclty what happens when i turn it on... see if this can shed any light on things...

    Turn power on
    On the screen flashing "-- ----"
    press the open button
    the display says open
    the cd drive makes a short noise
    then nothing
    the drive makes another short noise
    flashin "-- ----" again
    no disc displayed on screen

    dont know if its supposed to go like that but thats what happens
     
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    omg i think im the stupidest person on the planet... the transit lock was still in place underneath it... what a total egit i am... sorry and thnaks for your help
     
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    You could have damaged the drive by trying to eject the drawer with the lock mech in place.
     
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    i think i probably have i tried to eject it a fiar few times... it all opens ok and seems to play fine, so hopefully no damage done, i didnt know they used locks as when taking it out the box i didnt notice one... i said it would be a stupid mistake by me

    is there anyway to tell if iv damaged it, or noticable signs?
     
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    Why does your CD player feature a door locking machanism? What purpose does it serve?
     
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    It's a transit lock, used to lock everything in place during shipping - quite common, but easily overlooked!

    Mr Parrot

    While it probably didn't do it any good, the fact that it's working OK, would seem to indicate that no lasting damage has been done.
    I wouldn't worry about it!
     
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    yeah extremly easily overlooked unfortuantly... just read the first page of the manual and realised it says please remove transit lock... lol things always seem so easy in heinsight... ok cheers for your help everyone at least i didnt reck it completly
     
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    Yeah very easy to miss Dead Parrot ... especially if you arn't expecting transit locks. Of course if you buy new ... there'll be a nice big piece of paper on top of the player saying "Remove the transit locks" ... of course buying second hand that paper was probably missing or burried in the bottom.

    It's something to remember that if you ever sell a player and send it by mail ... if possible put the transit locks back in place ... but make sure you leave a good visible note to the buyer saying you've done it.

    Vikki
     

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