VIDEO CD PLAYER
Home Audio Company
Published by Sony Engineering Corporation
Ver 1.1 2002. 08
Model Name Using Similar Mechanism
CD Mechanism Type
Base Unit Type
Optical Pick-up Type
VIDEO CD player
Semiconductor laser (
=780nm for CD)
Emission duration: continuous
Signal format system
VIDEO CD, audio CD, MP3 disc
20 Hz to 20 kHz (
More than 90dB
VIDEO OUT (Phono jacks)
1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative
AUDIO OUT (Phono jacks)
Impedance 47 klilohms, Rated input 2 Vrms
Load impedance over 10 kilohms
MIC 1, MIC 2 (Phone jacks)
100 mVp-p, 600 ohms
220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
× 97.5 × 265 mm (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts
Audio connecting cord (1)
Video connecting cord (1)
Remote commander (remote) RMT-F808V (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT MARKING is located on the rear
The following caution label is located inside the unit.
Laser component in this product is capable
of emitting radiation exceeding the limit for
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
Notes on chip component replacement
· Never reuse a disconnected chip component.
· Notice that the minus side of a tantalum capacitor may be
damaged by heat.
Flexible Circuit Board Repairing
· Keep the temperature of soldering iron around 270°C
· Do not touch the soldering iron on the same conductor of the
circuit board (within 3 times).
· Be careful not to apply force on the conductor when soldering
SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!!
COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED BY MARK 0 OR DOTTED LINE WITH
MARK 0 ON THE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND IN THE PARTS
LIST ARE CRITICAL TO SAFE OPERATION. REPLACE THESE
COMPONENTS WITH SONY PARTS WHOSE PART NUMBERS
APPEAR AS SHOWN IN THIS MANUAL OR IN SUPPLEMENTS
PUBLISHED BY SONY.
NOTES ON HANDLING THE OPTICAL PICK-UP BLOCK
OR BASE UNIT
The laser diode in the optical pick-up block may suffer electrostatic
break-down because of the potential difference generated by the
charged electrostatic load, etc. on clothing and the human body.
During repair, pay attention to electrostatic break-down and also
use the procedure in the printed matter which is included in the
The flexible board is easily damaged and should be handled with
NOTES ON LASER DIODE EMISSION CHECK
The laser beam on this model is concentrated so as to be focused on
the disc reflective surface by the objective lens in the optical pick-
up block. Therefore, when checking the laser diode emission,
observe from more than 30 cm away from the objective lens.
The emission check enables continuous checking of the S curve.
LASER DIODE AND FOCUS SEARCH OPERATION
Carry out the "S curve check" in "CD section adjustment" and check
that the S curve waveform is output three times.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. SERVICING NOTE ····················································· 3
2. GENERAL ··································································· 4
3. DISASSEMBLY ·························································· 5
3-1. Top Cabinet ··································································· 6
3-2. VCD Door, Front Panel Section ··································· 6
3-3. CD Mechanism Deck (DECK ASSY) ·························· 7
3-4. MAIN Board, TOTAL Board ········································ 7
3-5. FRONT Board, C/SKD Board ······································ 8
3-6. Disk Tray ······································································ 8
3-7. Loading Belt, CD Pwb Assy (Loading) ························ 9
3-8. Pick-Up Assy ································································ 9
4. TROUBLESHOOTING ················································· 10
4-1. CD Section ·································································· 10
4-2. MPEG Part Troubleshooting ······································· 15
5. DIAGRAMS ······································································ 29
5-1. Circuit Boards Location ·············································· 29
5-2. Block Diagrams
BD Section ···························································· 30
MPEG Section ······················································ 31
MAIN Section ······················································· 32
5-3. Printed Wiring Board MAIN/PANEL Section ······ 33
5-4. Schematic Diagram MAIN/PANEL Section ········ 34
5-5. Printed Wiring Board TOTAL Section ················· 35
5-6. Schematic Diagram TOTAL Section ···················· 36
5-7. IC Block Diagrams ····················································· 37
5-8. IC Pin Functions ························································· 39
6. EXPLODED VIEWS ······················································ 44
6-1. Cabinet and MAIN FRAME Section ·························· 44
6-2. CD Mechanism Section ·············································· 45
7. ELECTRICAL PARTS LIST ······································· 46
[HOW TO OPEN THE DISC TRAY WHEN THE MAIN POWER TURNS OFF]
Open the top cabinet. (Refer to Section 3-1 "Top Cabimet")
Remove the connector from PN807 on the TOTAL board.
Supply +2.8V dc by the unit of DC regulated supply to the connector as shown below.
Open the tray in the direction of the arrow.
PCB ON/OFF switch
MIC LEVEL control
MIC 1 jack
MIC 2 jack
This Player Can Play the
Audio + Video
12 cm/ 8 cm
12 cm/8 cm
zThe VIDEO CD Player can play MP3 format
recordings on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW
discs. see page 21.
Note on VIDEO CDs
This player conforms to Ver. 1.1 and Ver. 2.0 of
VIDEO CD standards. You can enjoy two kinds of
playback according to the disc type.
This section is extracted
from instruction manual.
FRONT PANEL SECTION
CD PWB ASSY (LOADING)
CD MECHANISM DECK
Note : Disassemble the unit in the order as shown below.