Sign in   |  Join   |  Help

Beosound 9000 clamper dropped to bottom. Now unit won't work

rated by 0 users
Not Answered This post has 0 verified answers | 5 Replies | 1 Follower

paddy2042
Top 500 Contributor
Newtown NSW Australia
204 Posts
OFFLINE
Founder
paddy2042 posted on Tue, May 5 2020 3:35 AM

I have Beosound 9000 that I use as CD player and Radio and link to my music on Mac ()unit Av. Aux) I was playing a CD the other day and the sound stopped and I found the clamper at the bottom (it normally returns to the top if there is a problem.)

 

I am thinking the belt drive has probably broken or something like that.

 

Any ideas.

 

paddy2042

All Replies

paddy2042
Top 500 Contributor
Newtown NSW Australia
204 Posts
OFFLINE
Founder

I thought someone may have some knowledge of this machine but I guess it is too old for those in this forum to be familiar with.

 

I guess a repairman may be the answer.

 

paddy2042

matador43
Top 100 Contributor
894 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

As far as i know there is no "belt" driving the clamper, it's a wire which i can't see how it can break.

Depending how your Beosound is oriented, having it at the bottom may be due to gravity or more likely a safety resting position. I think I've read something about that somewhere but can't remember where…

Most common fault on those things are laser failure. Maybe its just that and what you experience is a symptom of the whole unit being in a sort of degraded mode.

Maybe try to disconnect it, lay it flat, have it rest for a couple of minute and power it again with another CD in it. If it work but starts again to behave only after some time, chances are you'll need to change the laser. Depending on the MK of your unit it could be very easy or more complicated to fix, but not impossible.

If it's something else, I can't help…

 

Jeff
Top 25 Contributor
USA
3,754 Posts
OFFLINE
Silver Member
Jeff replied on Thu, May 7 2020 3:23 PM

Try cleaning the little glass prisms at the ends of the row of CDs that are used for the safety interrupt sensors. Designed to detect fingers in the way and slow the sledge down. My used to be mounted vertically on the wall and the sledge fell to the lowest position. Back then I had it repaired and that's what the service guys told me. While it was in the shop I also had the laser changed (it was getting intermittent skips) and the glass door reglued as it fell off while removing the thing from the wall. Use a cotton swab and some alcohol to clean the prisms of accumulated dust and dirt and see if that helps.

Jeff

I'm afraid I'm recovering from the BeoVirus. Sad

paddy2042
Top 500 Contributor
Newtown NSW Australia
204 Posts
OFFLINE
Founder

Jeff thank you so much for your suggestion. As soon as you mentioned it I remembered reading somewhere years ago about cleaning these prisms. I cleaned with alcohol  and now it is working again.

 

Thank you so much. You saved me lots of money in repairs.

 

paddy

Jeff
Top 25 Contributor
USA
3,754 Posts
OFFLINE
Silver Member
Jeff replied on Sat, May 9 2020 3:31 PM

You are most welcome! I'm delighted it solved your problem. I didn't need mine repaired if I'd known this back then, but I guess the upside is I did get the laser sorted (the new one still works) and discovered that the glass was about to fall off!!

Jeff

I'm afraid I'm recovering from the BeoVirus. Sad

Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS
Beoworld Security Certificate

SSL