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Nov. 2001
Area Suffix (XV-FA92SL)
B ------------- U.K.
EN ---------- Northern Europe
This service manual is printed on 100% recycled paper.
Body color
Please pull out the AC plug code after the standby indicator lights pushing the
power supply button without fail after completing the repair.
The mechanism becomes initialed position.
There is a possibility to break when carrying in not initialed position the mechanism
but the state.
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
Adjustment method ---------------------- 1-24
Troubleshooting -------------------------- 1-28
Description of major ICs ---------------- 1-32
Glossary of term and abbreviations -- 1-53

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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 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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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
CAUTION: Invisible laser
radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated.
ADVARSEL: Usynlig laser-
stråling ved åbning, når
sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude
af funktion. Undgå udsæt-
telse for stråling
VARNING: Osynlig laser-
strålning när denna del är
öppnad och spärren är
VARO: Avattaessa ja suo-
jalukitus ohitettaessa olet
lasersäteilylle. Älä katso

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Precautions for Service
Handling of Traverse Unit and Laser Pickup
1. Do not touch any peripheral element of the pickup or the actuator.
2. The traverse unit and the pickup are precision devices and therefore must not be subjected to
strong shock.
3. Do not use a tester to examine the laser diode. (The diode can easily be destroyed by the
internal power supply of the tester.)
4. To replace the traverse unit, pull out the metal short pin for protection from charging.
5. When replacing the pickup, after mounting a new pickup, remove the solder on the short land
which is provided at the center of the flexible wire to open the circuit.
6. Half-fixed resistors for laser power adjustment are adjusted in pairs at shipment to match the
characteristics of the optical block.
Do not change the setting of these half-fixed resistors for laser power adjustment.
Destruction of Traverse Unit and Laser Pickup by Static Electricity
Laser diodes are easily destroyed by static electricity charged on clothing
or the human body. Before repairing peripheral elements of the traverse
unit or pickup, be sure to take the following electrostatic protection:
1. Wear an antistatic wrist wrap.
2. With a conductive sheet or a steel plate on the workbench on which
the traverse unit or the pick up is to be repaired, ground the sheet
or the plate.
3. After removing the flexible wire from the connector (CN101),
short-circuit the flexible wire by the metal clip.
4. Short-circuit the laser diode by soldering the land which is provided
at the two places of the flexible board for the pickup.
After completing the repair, remove at the two places of the solder to open the circuit.
Pickup unit
Flexible board
Land (Soldering two places)
Traverse mechanism unit
Flexible wire
Metal clip