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Pioneer Laserdisc player CLD-79 jammed mechanism

Recently my Pioneer Elite CLD-79 laserdisc player stopped working. When I turn it on, it makes a loud "ratchet" noise and the disc loading mechanism does not work. Are there reliable repair shops that still service laserdisc players? I would like to have it fixed since I still own many laserdiscs. Thanks.



Re: Pioneer Laserdisc player CLD-79 jammed mechanism

Hi,

This model has a two tray loading mechanism.
It's switches from the small drawer to the big one first once turned on.
Sounds like the mechanisme is dryed out and needs to be re-lubricated.
Take of the hood and look when the sound is coming from.
Remove the old grease first with alcohol before applaying the new one.
Don't wait to long with it to prevent damage to the parts.

Good luck

Re: Pioneer Laserdisc player CLD-79 jammed mechanism

Kurtis Bahr in Manassas, Va. has worked on a few for me and does a great job at reasonable prices.