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#279028 - 2018-09-19 21:07 Re: 506 Error Codes [Re: MrTechGuy]
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Please send PM with suggestions to supply a properly fitted CDM. My previous experience of shipping entire 506 unit resulting in laser failure.


200, 501, 505, 506, 508.20, 541, 551, 555, 556, 557, 561, Allison IC-20
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#279073 - 2018-09-21 03:20 Re: 506 Error Codes [Re: JamesBrennan4]
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Today I replaced the latest CDM12.4 laser assembly with the previous one. I transferred the black hat cap and CD platter also. It is getting better. Still skips, but mush less.

While transferring the black hat cap CD platter, I discovered that it could have been pushed further onto the motor spindle. I also discovered I have uncentered the black hat cap, resulting in the CD disc slightly wobbling when spinning.

So I did not have the spacing from laser lens to CD disc surface correct. But I still have wobble, enough that tracking can jump one or two tracks. Adjustment of the CD clamp assembly is now non-critical.

Conclusion, I need to procure a new blackhat cap and CD platter.


200, 501, 505, 506, 508.20, 541, 551, 555, 556, 557, 561, Allison IC-20
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#279539 - 2018-10-11 20:49 Re: 506 Error Codes [Re: JamesBrennan4]
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Loc: South Carolina, USA
I have replaced cap with a milled aluminum one. Performance is almost perfect.

Conclusions:
Error code meanings are not available due to Meridian restriction.
A cheap Chinese laser assembly replacement is not as good as original Phillips laser mechanism.
A rebuilt Phillips laser assembly is not readily available.


200, 501, 505, 506, 508.20, 541, 551, 555, 556, 557, 561, Allison IC-20
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#280967 - 2018-12-19 01:07 Re: 506 Error Codes [Re: JamesBrennan4]
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I just upgraded the 506 firmware with a replacement EPROM from Meridian Legacy.
Previous was 1.04.
Upgrade is 1.12.
The CD player now operates flawlessly. Upgrade eliminated occasional skipping.

I also purchased an EPROM with 1.12 firmware for my 508. Will replace EPROM soon.


200, 501, 505, 506, 508.20, 541, 551, 555, 556, 557, 561, Allison IC-20
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#280971 - 2018-12-19 13:53 Re: 506 Error Codes [Re: JamesBrennan4]
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Hi James,
That's sound like great news.
Could you share Meridian Legacy's contact details, I'm sure other HHker's would be interested in their services.

Regards,
Carl


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#280972 - 2018-12-19 14:50 Re: 506 Error Codes [Re: Carl]
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IIRC Meridian Legacy is user 2339 Chris Coaster. ChrisJC M-RepairShop


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