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Old 16-11-2012, 21:29
AlanO
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Hoping someone can give me a bit of help / advice.

I've got a Panasonic RX-D26 CD Radio unit - which my children have been using.

It is generally OK, except little fingers have played with the CD player assembly which has caused a small problem which I'm sure is fixable.

The CD's 'mount' on a plastic 'disc' which is on a spindle - the act of putting the CD on seems to push the mount down the spindle - which seems to prevent the laser from reading the disk - disk too close to laser?

You can lift the plastic mount off it's metal spindle and refit it a bit higher up, but that only holds for so long before it has been pushed too far down again.

Question - for somebody who might know - should there be some form of 'spacer' or washer below the plastic 'mount' to prevent it from being pushed too far down.

I know I could just chuck the unit, but it's in good condition otherwise and works really well.
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Old 16-11-2012, 22:31
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Hoping someone can give me a bit of help / advice.

I've got a Panasonic RX-D26 CD Radio unit - which my children have been using.

It is generally OK, except little fingers have played with the CD player assembly which has caused a small problem which I'm sure is fixable.

The CD's 'mount' on a plastic 'disc' which is on a spindle - the act of putting the CD on seems to push the mount down the spindle - which seems to prevent the laser from reading the disk - disk too close to laser?

You can lift the plastic mount off it's metal spindle and refit it a bit higher up, but that only holds for so long before it has been pushed too far down again.

Question - for somebody who might know - should there be some form of 'spacer' or washer below the plastic 'mount' to prevent it from being pushed too far down.

I know I could just chuck the unit, but it's in good condition otherwise and works really well.
Don't know about a spacer, but just looked at our RX-D29 (looks the same to me!), and the spindle is sunk about 2.5mm lower than the top surface of the plastic mount.

If you can get that height position correct, a tiny spot of glue may do the trick?
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:39
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Don't know about a spacer, but just looked at our RX-D29 (looks the same to me!), and the spindle is sunk about 2.5mm lower than the top surface of the plastic mount.

If you can get that height position correct, a tiny spot of glue may do the trick?
Thanks for this - will have a look.

The 'gap' is the reason why I wondered if there was some kind of spacer or washer below the plastic mount - because sometimes the pressure of mounting a CD is enough to force the plastic mount downward.
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Old 17-11-2012, 01:25
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Thanks for this - will have a look.

The 'gap' is the reason why I wondered if there was some kind of spacer or washer below the plastic mount - because sometimes the pressure of mounting a CD is enough to force the plastic mount downward.
Could be wrong, but I don't think a spacer or washer would have been there originally. Usually these things are just pressure-fitted onto the spindle at the right height / position.

A spacer of some sort could do the trick as long as there's still enough tightness on the mount for the spindle to spin it without slipping. There could be a hairline crack on the plastic shaft?. Certainly worth a go at repairing it anyway.

Just a hint... If you use any 'superglue' on this, I would cover the laser lens to prevent any fumes from fogging it while the glue dries off.
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