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Help me fix a friend's original Beosound 1 which no longer recognises CD's


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6 minutes ago, rabski said:

Things that you own, rather than borrow. Thus, music that will still mostly be available to listen to long after the latest software company decides to withdraw from the market as it is no longer profitable :cool:

Unfortunately, by that time there may be no hardware left that will read them...

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34 minutes ago, Tony_J said:

Unfortunately, by that time there may be no hardware left that will read them...

You obviously have not seen my collection of spare players :whistle:

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15 minutes ago, rabski said:

You obviously have not seen my collection of spare players :whistle:

Planning for it to see out the millennium...? :nerves:

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On 07/07/2021 at 18:57, 2010*zuma said:

cd's...what are cd's🤔

CDs are very old technology that will of course be worth lots of money in 30 odd years time. 😂

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38 minutes ago, Tony_J said:

Planning for it to see out the millennium...? :nerves:

Which one?  :rofl:

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53 minutes ago, rabski said:

Which one?  :rofl:

I was just reading about how long before the sun runs out of hydrogen...will your collection last that long...? :dunno:

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1 hour ago, robbyrtp said:

CDs are very old technology that will of course be worth lots of money in 30 odd years time. 😂

Seems they already are given the prices I have to bid!

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3 hours ago, robbyrtp said:

CDs are very old technology that will of course be worth lots of money in 30 odd years time. 😂

I'm a bit uncomfortable about referring to 40-year old tech as being "very old". That makes me "very old" too! I usually think of the beginning of the industrial revolution, or perhaps even stone / iron / bronze age hand tools when considering something "very old". Can we just agree that CD is really, really recent and modern technology? It will make me feel a whole lot better :D

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Why Jules? It is old tech, and your old aswell. Well atleast you look it 😋

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The people who refer to 'old' tech are often referring to it disparagingly as if the 'new' was so much better (it usually isn't)

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I did get one quote to replace the laser but that was on the basis of this (I paraphrase):

  • we don't provide just the part(s) because people sue us if anything goes wrong, so...
  • you extract the CD PRO drive from the Beosound 1 and extract the board from the CD PRO drive
  • I replace just the laser bit of the VAU which is part of the board which is part of the drive
  • and I charge you £115

Although I'm struggling to enthuse about this, just the brand new VAU will cost me £53 shipped on the 'bay. The extraction of the board from the drive from the unit is unavoidable either way.

I might just have a nice lie down and think about this.

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A B&O specialist dealer is selling a working example for £450. So the repair seems cheap by comparison. It’s a cool item. 

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9 hours ago, robbyrtp said:

CDs are very old technology that will of course be worth lots of money in 30 odd years time. 😂

And we will be calling them ‘polycarbonates’ not CDs!

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