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Jan. 2002
This service manual is printed on 100% recycled paper.
Area Suffix
J ------------- U.S.A.
C ---------- Canada
We will issue an supplement version because there was a part where
the explanation is insufficient in the service manual (issue No. A0011
CD-ROM No.SML200107) which has already been issued.
Service menu (page 1-17)
There is an item displayed besides "SYSTEM_AGING" and "READ_VERSION" in the service menu.
However, because the effective item is only "SYSTEM_AGING" and "READ_VERSION", the function
does not actually use other items.
Additional explanation
Display of version number (page 1-18)
Additional explanation
<Setting method of display of version number>
1. "Service menu" is made to be displayed on the FL display referring to the previous page.
2. "READ_VERSION" is made to turn "MULTI JOG" knob, and to be displayed on the FL display.
3. The undermentioned operation starts when "SET" key is pushed.
FL Display
3CD Changer unit version number
CD Recording unit version number
System controller version number
It is displayed instead of version number when failing in reading version number, "000".

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Printed in Japan
1644, Shimotsuruma, Yamato, Kanagawa 242-8514, Japan

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Jul. 2001
This service manual is printed on 100% recycled paper.
Safety precautions ------------------------ 1-2
Preventing static electricity ------------- 1-3
Importance admistering point
on the safety ------ 1-4
Precautions for service ------------------ 1-5
Disassembly method -------------------- 1-6
Confirm method of operation ----------- 1-17
Description of major ICs ---------------- 1-19
Area Suffix
J ------------- U.S.A.
C ---------- Canada

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1. This design of this product contains special hardware and many circuits and components specially for safety
purposes. For continued protection, no changes should be made to the original design unless authorized in
writing by the manufacturer. Replacement parts must be identical to those used in the original circuits. Services
should be performed by qualified personnel only.
2. Alterations of the design or circuitry of the product should not be made. Any design alterations of the product
should not be made. Any design alterations or additions will void the manufacturer`s warranty and will further
relieve the manufacture of responsibility for personal injury or property damage resulting therefrom.
3. Many electrical and mechanical parts in the products have special safety-related characteristics. These
characteristics are often not evident from visual inspection nor can the protection afforded by them necessarily
be obtained by using replacement components rated for higher voltage, wattage, etc. Replacement parts which
have these special safety characteristics are identified in the Parts List of Service Manual. Electrical
components having such features are identified by shading on the schematics and by (
) on the Parts List in
the Service Manual. The use of a substitute replacement which does not have the same safety characteristics
as the recommended replacement parts shown in the Parts List of Service Manual may create shock, fire, or
other hazards.
4. The leads in the products are routed and dressed with ties, clamps, tubings, barriers and the like to be
separated from live parts, high temperature parts, moving parts and/or sharp edges for the prevention of
electric shock and fire hazard. When service is required, the original lead routing and dress should be
observed, and it should be confirmed that they have been returned to normal, after re-assembling.
5. Leakage current check (Electrical shock hazard testing)
After re-assembling the product, always perform an isolation check on the exposed metal parts of the product
(antenna terminals, knobs, metal cabinet, screw heads, headphone jack, control shafts, etc.) to be sure the
product is safe to operate without danger of electrical shock.
Do not use a line isolation transformer during this check.
Plug the AC line cord directly into the AC outlet. Using a "Leakage Current Tester", measure the leakage
current from each exposed metal parts of the cabinet, particularly any exposed metal part having a return
path to the chassis, to a known good earth ground. Any leakage current must not exceed 0.5mA AC (r.m.s.).
Alternate check method
Plug the AC line cord directly into the AC outlet. Use an AC voltmeter having, 1,000 ohms per volt or more
sensitivity in the following manner. Connect a 1,500
10W resistor paralleled by a 0.15 F AC-type capacitor
between an exposed metal part and a known good earth ground.
Measure the AC voltage across the resistor with the AC
Move the resistor connection to each exposed metal part,
particularly any exposed metal part having a return path to
the chassis, and measure the AC voltage across the resistor.
Now, reverse the plug in the AC outlet and repeat each
measurement. Voltage measured any must not exceed 0.75 V
AC (r.m.s.). This corresponds to 0.5 mA AC (r.m.s.).
1. This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards.
2. It is the legal responsibility of the repairer to ensure that these safety standards are maintained.
3. Repairs must be made in accordance with the relevant safety standards.
4. It is essential that safety critical components are replaced by approved parts.
5. If mains voltage selector is provided, check setting for local voltage.
Good earth ground
Place this
probe on
each exposed
metal part.
(Having 1000
or more sensitivity)
0.15 F AC TYPE
Burrs formed during molding may
be left over on some parts of the
chassis. Therefore, pay attention to
such burrs in the case of
preforming repair of this system.
In regard with component parts appearing on the silk-screen printed side (parts side) of the PWB diagrams, the
parts that are printed over with black such as the resistor (
), diode (
) and ICP (
) or identified by the " "
mark nearby are critical for safety.
When replacing them, be sure to use the parts of the same type and rating as specified by the manufacturer.
(Except the J and C version)

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Preventing static electricity
Electrostatic discharge (ESD), which occurs when static electricity stored in the body, fabric, etc. is discharged,
can destroy the laser diode in the traverse unit (optical pickup). Take care to prevent this when performing repairs.
1.1. Grounding to prevent damage by static electricity
Static electricity in the work area can destroy the optical pickup (laser diode) in devices such as CD players.
Be careful to use proper grounding in the area where repairs are being performed.
1.1.1. Ground the workbench
1. Ground the workbench by laying conductive material (such as a conductive sheet) or an iron plate over
it before placing the traverse unit (optical pickup) on it.
1.1.2. Ground yourself
1. Use an anti-static wrist strap to release any static electricity built up in your body.
1.1.3. Handling the optical pickup
1. In order to maintain quality during transport and before installation, both sides of the laser diode on the
replacement optical pickup are shorted. After replacement, return the shorted parts to their original condition.
(Refer to the text.)
2. Do not use a tester to check the condition of the laser diode in the optical pickup. The tester's internal power
source can easily destroy the laser diode.
1.2. Handling the traverse unit (optical pickup)
1. Do not subject the traverse unit (optical pickup) to strong shocks, as it is a sensitive, complex unit.
2. Cut off the shorted part of the flexible cable using nippers, etc. after replacing the optical pickup. For specific
details, refer to the replacement procedure in the text. Remove the anti-static pin when replacing the traverse
unit. Be careful not to take too long a time when attaching it to the connector.
3. Handle the flexible cable carefully as it may break when subjected to strong force.
4. It is not possible to adjust the semi-fixed resistor that adjusts the laser power. Do not turn it
Conductive material
(conductive sheet) or iron plate
Anti-static wrist strap