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Mar. 2001
Area Suffix
J ------------- U.S.A.
This service manual is printed on 100% recycled paper.
Safety precautions ------------------------ 1-2
Preventing static electricity ------------- 1-3
Dismantling and assembling
the traverse unit ----- 1-4
Important for laser products ------------ 1-5
Importance admistering point
on the safety ----- 1-6
Disassembly method -------------------- 1-7
Method of initializing EEPROM
and display of jitter value ----- 1-18
Description of major ICs ---------------- 1-19

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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
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
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 reassembling.
5. Leakage current check (Electrical shock hazard testing)
After reassembling 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
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 voltmeter.
Move the
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
measurement. voltage measured Any must
exceed 0.75 V AC (r.m.s.). This corresponds to 0.5
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.

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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 DVD 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

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Short circuit land
Laser pick-up unit
Flexible cable
Shot with the clip
Dismantling and assembling the traverse unit
1. Notice regarding replacement of optical pickup
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 to the optical pickup or connected devices.
(Refer to the section regarding anti-static measures.)
1. Do not touch the area around the laser diode and actuator.
2. Do not check the laser diode using a tester, as the diode may easily be destroyed.
3. It is recommended that you use a grounded soldering iron when shorting or removing the laser diode.
Recommended soldering iron: HAKKO ESD-compatible product
4. Solder the land on the optical pickup's flexible cable.
Note : Short the land after shorting the terminal on the flexible cable using a clip, etc., when using an
ungrounded soldering iron.
Note : After shorting the laser diode according to the procedure above, remove the solder according
to the text explanation.

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Important for Laser Products
2.DANGER : Invisible laser radiation when open and inter
lock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
3.CAUTION : There are no serviceable parts inside the
Laser Unit. Do not disassemble the Laser Unit. Replace
the complete Laser Unit if it malfunctions.
4.CAUTION : The compact disc player uses invisible laser
radiation and is equipped with safety switches which
prevent emission of radiation when the drawer is open and
the safety interlocks have failed or are de
feated. It is dangerous to defeat the safety switches.
5.CAUTION : If safety switches malfunction, the laser is able
to function.
6.CAUTION : Use of controls, adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Please use enough caution not to
see the beam directly or touch it
in case of an adjustment or operation