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Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the Sony,
can you tell me what amplifier/receiver you're trying to use it with?
Can you also confirm the model of your player. You mentioned a 300 cd, so I am assuming you mean the CDPCX355 system
strde-197 sony, not new
okay, and you mentioned a single disc player as well,
did you have the changer hooked up exactly the same way as the single?
you are right.
have you responded
Yes I'm here,
Did you use the same cord and input ports on the receiver with the changer as with the single?
Or a different input?
yes you are correct
Do you get any error messages on the display of the changer?
We need to determine if it's actually playing the discs, but not outputting a signal, or if it's not even playing in the first place.
Do you have access to any other amp/speakers you could connect to the changer as a test?
Perhaps some computer speakers (with a minijack to stereo adapter) you could plug directly into the changer?
okay what do i do. it does show the disc number and time
Also, please double check that you were using the Analog Out ports on the changer, and that the Control Mode switch is set to position 1
Is the time counter moving (showing that the disc is progressing through play)?
can't I just change stuff from the single to the 300
Yes, you can, but I thought you had tried that already and it did not work?
It has analog, 2nd cd, digital out and command modules but no room for speaker wires
I understand that, I was suggesting to test the changer with a set of self powered speakers, like the type you'd use with a computer.
di i plug in analog an to where
Those (with an adapter) would plug into the same Analog outputs that you'd normally use from changer to receiver.
If using the receiver, use the red/white cables from analog out on changer to the CD in ports on the receiver.
The counter is moving, the disc # XXXXX the time, is that what you mean
Well disc number should stay the same, and time should be moving (when a disc is playing), indicating that the disc is actually playing. If the time isn't moving, then it's just showing the last point the disc was stopped at.
We're doing that. Okay ready
Okay good, just wanted to make sure it was playing.
So when you have it connected red/white from analog out on changer to CD on receiver (and receiver set to CD mode, volume up, etc), you don't hear anything?
The time is moving and the disc number stays on one number Exactly
Okay good, that means the disc should be playing
No but when I turn on tuner i can hear noise
You should also see a little green light, in the corner of the play button (the big right facing triangle) on the changer.
On tuner it is normal to hear noise if you do not have a radio antenna connected
If the receiver works, in cd mode, with the single disc player connected, but not with the changer, that would indicate that there is an internal hardware defect in the changer - it is not outputting an audio signal.
The window says it is but can't see enough to tell if disc is moving
If you put your ear up to the back of the player at the top, you should hear it spinning
Green lt is in oft hand upper corner and iis on
Should I try to bring in a station
That is not really relevant at this point. If the other cd player works through the receiver, then we know the receiver is not the problem.
Now if the other player didn't work either, using the same connections, then the receiver would be at fault
At this point, all signs are pointing to a fault within the changer. You would really need to test the changer with another device to confirm this (such as computer speakers, another receiver, or even hook the analog out of changer up to the a/v inputs on a tv, and see if you get tv sound through the tv speakers in a/v input mode)
My husbsnd is switching wires. I remember once having a guy out who had mega problems trying to get this same problem fixed. It took him an hour and finally did it. Well you genius you did it. My husband didn't have the wire in far enough or the others were defective. Thankyou thank you
Oh that's great news!
Very glad to hear it. These are good players, so I was really hoping it wasn't dead.
My internal problem is my love. He really is a doll, but not mechanically engineered. Thsnks again. will wrie you a stealth reply
You're very welcome, I'm happy to be of help.