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Treehouse
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Treehouse posted on Wed, Nov 27 2019 7:49 PM

Hello All,

First of all I am very grateful to have found this forum and have already signed up as a member.

Second, I made as extensive a search as possible, before posting this, to see if I could find the answer in previous responses, but could not. Hence this new post.

I am helping a friend to get her Beomaster 7000 / Beogram CD 7000 onto operation. It was used for years by other family members until about four years ago, then put into storage. I have found a Beo4 that must have been used with it, as no other remote is present. However, the Beo4 had no betteries in it (good thing, actually!) but now that I have but in fresh batteries, the remote is not "talking with" the 7000 units. I downloaded the PDF owner's manual for the Beo4 and it tells me to press LIST, then choose CONFIG?, but this choice does not appear. All I can see is OPTION?, ADD?, and REMOVE?

My intention is to program the remote for "audio systems other than 9000" but all of this is very confusing, and all I am capable of is doggedly following the instructions in the PDF of the owner's manual. Since I cannot seem to find CONFIG? I thought I would post here, either for an answer, or perhaps someone can direct me to a url that has straightforward instructions about how to do the programming.

With thanks, Bruce (and Katey, whose gear this is)

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Guy replied on Wed, Nov 27 2019 9:41 PM

Hi Bruce (and Katey) and welcome to Beoworld!  Hopefully we can resolve the problem!

Firstly, let's check that the Beo4 is actually transmitting the IR signal:  To do this, view the end of the Beo4 with the 'selfie' camera of a iPhone - you should be able to see faint lights at the end when you press any button on the remote.

Secondly, we need to check if the Beomaster is set up to receive the commands.  I think that the BM7000 has an Audio Option Zero (A.OPT 0), which means that it does not respond to IR commands.  It may have defaulted to this over the years for some reason.

To resolve this, firstly turn the BM7000 to standby/off - using the front panel buttons.

On the Beo4, press the POWER (red) button and LIST together.  Then press LIST until OPTION is shown, press GO (centre button), and then press LIST to show A.OPT.  Then press 1.  The power light on the BM7000 may blink to show that it has been accepted.

Now see if you can control the Beomaster using the remote.

(PS:  Don't worry about the lack of a CONFIG option on the Beo4 - I am not sure it is relevant in this case)

EDIT:  I just checked and 'CONFIG' was not available on early Beo4 remotes, but this won't be a factor in what you are trying to do, and you shoul dbe able to control the BM7000 regardless.


 

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Just wanted to signal that I am very grateful for this support. I have not yet replied with results because have not had a chance to go over to her place to try what you suggested. But shall report back once I do. Again, many thanks. Bruce

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Guy replied on Mon, Dec 2 2019 7:47 AM

No problem - I hope it is successful! Smile

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All right, I have finally set everything up, but need more trouble-shooting help. I followed your programming instructions and the BEO4 seems to be working fine.

At present I have only the CD7000 as source, since anything else in my own kit has US RCA terminations rather than DIN.

I have plugged in the CD7000 to the correct jack. If I choose RADIO I can hear white noise (no antenna connected at the moment) and volume goes up and down just fine, so I am assuming all amplifier functions are fine. However, if I select CD on the remote and then press GO, nothing happens.I hear nothing no matter where the volume is set.

Once the CD is in, when I press GO on the remote, TRACK lights up for about 3 or 4 seconds on the CD7000, and I can hear the CD spinning, then TRACK goes out and I hear a click. The player then reverts to the red dot in steady "on" state, located just above the CD drawer and about 60% of the way across it (from left to right). The only time the red dot does not glow is when I press GO and the TRACK lights up (but only briefly).

With the remote set on CD, when I manually insert a CD (with text/label side facing up) into the player, and then press PLAY on the right end of the CD player front panel, the word TRACK appears briefly, then extinguishes and I hear a click. Same red dot above the drawer. And no sound while the player is in TRACK mode.

One time, somehow, I was able to get all the track numbers to light up on the panel, but I cannot seem to duplicate that. I unplugged the CD player and then plugged it back in, but still no success.

Because the white noise is readily available when I select RADIO, I am suspecting that something is amiss with the CD7000. Next time I come here I'll bring a dipole so that we can see if the FM section of the receiver is working. And I suppose the other troubleshooting approach is to see what sort of DIN > RCA adaptors I can find so that I can try a different Source, either another CD player into LINE IN, or a tape deck.

But of course what I'm hoping is that I am doing something simple and idiotic, and that you will be able to tell me how to do things differently, at which time Bob may magically become my uncle.

Thanks,

Bruce

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All right, I have finally set everything up, but need more trouble-shooting help. I followed your programming instructions and the BEO4 seems to be working fine.

At present I have only the CD7000 as source, since anything else in my own kit has US RCA terminations rather than DIN.

I have plugged in the CD7000 to the correct jack. If I choose RADIO I can hear white noise (no antenna connected at the moment) and volume goes up and down just fine, so I am assuming all amplifier functions are fine. However, if I select CD on the remote and then press GO, nothing happens.I hear nothing no matter where the volume is set.

Once the CD is in, when I press GO on the remote, TRACK lights up for about 3 or 4 seconds on the CD7000, and I can hear the CD spinning, then TRACK goes out and I hear a click. The player then reverts to the red dot in steady "on" state, located just above the CD drawer and about 60% of the way across it (from left to right). The only time the red dot does not glow is when I press GO and the TRACK lights up (but only briefly).

With the remote set on CD, when I manually insert a CD (with text/label side facing up) into the player, and then press PLAY on the right end of the CD player front panel, the word TRACK appears briefly, then extinguishes and I hear a click. Same red dot above the drawer. And no sound while the player is in TRACK mode.

One time, somehow, I was able to get all the track numbers to light up on the panel, but I cannot seem to duplicate that. I unplugged the CD player and then plugged it back in, but still no success.

Because the white noise is readily available when I select RADIO, I am suspecting that something is amiss with the CD7000. Next time I come here I'll bring a dipole so that we can see if the FM section of the receiver is working. And I suppose the other troubleshooting approach is to see what sort of DIN > RCA adaptors I can find so that I can try a different Source, either another CD player into LINE IN, or a tape deck.

But of course what I'm hoping is that I am doing something simple and idiotic, and that you will be able to tell me how to do things differently, at which time Bob may magically become my uncle.

Thanks,

Bruce

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Guy replied on Sat, Jan 11 2020 10:19 AM

Hi Bruce,

Firstly, good news that the Beo4 is now controlling the setup Smile

With regard to the CD7000, the symptoms that you describe would suggest that this is faulty.  It could be something simple like a dirty laser head, or  a slipping drive belt, or there could be other faulty components.  It is worth searching the forum for CD7000 (or CD6500 which is similar) faults and/or starting a new thread to get some answers.  I have very little experience of fixing CD players, but hopefully others do!

With regard to the other inputs, maybe contact our site sponsor (Sounds Heavenly) at the foot of the page, to get some suitable cables - he ships for free worldwide.

To connect your existing audio gear I think you need these:  https://soundsheavenly.com/bang-olufsen/52-72-stereo-rca-twin-phono-to-beosound-aux-input-din-socket.html#/2-length-1m

But it could also be worth getting one of these so you can connect (eg) iPhone headphone socket to one of the aux inputs: https://soundsheavenly.com/bang-olufsen/67-298-minijack-to-aux-in-ipod-to-beosound-beomaster-beocenter-using-aux-din-socket.html#/2-length-1m

Keep us informed!

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