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M1JWR last won the day on July 31 2020

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  1. cant remember reading this in any of these posts and rather simplistic suggestion but has anybody tried switch cleaner and exersised the micro switch at the front of the drive, ive had issues with those before, as it can be of the stay in standby symptoms.
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    all sorted, somebody had criss crossed the old belt which was shot, so replaced it and got at micro switch with switch cleaner, because of that, had to go in from the top,which i dont like to do, usually install belts through the front whilst holding the drive, less risky, whenever ive unlatched the top cradle and taken it off in the past i always miss the metal tab in the middle, no different this time, not tested record yet, but otherwise all good bye the way here is a risk it for a biscuit, anybody up for a dare if cheap enough https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134464198556
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    yes it was 480 in ad, and clearly 470 in pic, spares or repair though.
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    Got this now , perliminary inspection reveals that its not a 480, its a 470, there is no disc and drive is all the way back, so the usual thing is to push the two white tabs forward, broad one first and simulate manual eject, then it will switch on, thats normal, this one will retract, thats not normal, will go further after work and replace belt and put switch cleaner on the micro switch, dont know if there is two, failing all that, i have a drive that needs an owh so thats the plan, a rabbit hole me thinks, player is in exellent nick otherwise
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    only 2 decks in use, 980, always present, and a 930, others currently stashed, last thing i bought was a supposed denon cd player spares or repair about a year ago, when it turned up it turned out to be something completely different, a drs610 cassette deck with a detached solenoid, not a tape man but this thing is neat, cd player style drawer set up, its working well now, eject belt shot aswell, it was in a way a pleasent suprise, it also had low output but that was simple when i remembered denons fetish for variable outputs, the contol for the headphone jack doubles up for the phono's aswell, ive sold an mds je530 and 440 since we last comunicated.
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    i did with 470's, 480's currently only on 1 finger !! thats is just that low milage one i kept a hold of, have you still got yours or did you jump on the faux 980 drive unit ebay 100 quid bandwagon lol. i see he is still doing well
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    Hope you are all well, havent been around for awhile, and havent bought anything for yonks ! until today, just snapped up a 480, by the discription, usual issues and may have a little present inside, no gurantee on that, will let you all know how correct that all is when i get it. old habits and all that, regards to all
  8. what i found years ago with net md for example was originally i used a mz n1 before i got the 980, the n1 did the job just aswell as the 980, well understand your being a deck man kevin, 980's and 780's are horrendous prices, the n1's came with a dock, although if memory serves me right the operation was a bit slower through the dock, maybe as bear boy says you could experiment with something like a n1 first though they are going silly land price wise too, there are also others like mz n505 etc, and hope nobody left a battery inside, seems to be the main issue with the portables these days, havent seen the n1 for years, i still own it, its either in carlisle or luxembourg and thats another story by itself !!!
  9. there you go bearboy https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194941022121?hash=item2d6363efa9:g:SNUAAOSwrIxiQID0
  10. fingers crossed for a well done on that kevin
  11. drive main body is no good now, once thyat clip at the back is broken it is fubar'ed you will have to send it back also you have the kit to make a good one out of the pair of them choices choices
  12. the difference is between analogue and coaxial, the jb's dac is better than the marantz i believe, and when used this way it shows, bye the way a cd63se is a good choice aswell. ive also used a denon dcd 825, the results were a little closer with that one as they use burr brown dac's, they are decent price just now, they have variable output adjusted with the remote, if thats missing you would need to use a programmable one as the default volume is not the loudest position. these are old but good girls and now are getting age related issues eg laser, which are cheap and plentiful, denon used a sony and marantz uses a phillips type, the 5v regulator can go bad an the marantz, easy fix, symptom of that is no switch on. they dont make them like they used to, these are better built than todays rubbish.
  13. got the marantz cd63 ki connected to a jb930 via coaxial, made quite a bit of a difference, with marantz players you could have either option, coaxial or optical have you liberated the 480 from the combination thingy you got a bit back kevin
  14. watch that space, he might be going for the full set, 920 and 930 next then he is going to take out a mortgage to get a 980 !!!!
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