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My Denon DNS 1000 CD players are sluggish to read my discs.

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My Denon DNS 1000 CD players are sluggish to read my discs. I've had them repaired many times at great expense. I'm told this is a weak laser. Is there a tutorial for me to replace it myself or is this something you can provide me with?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, would a link to an electronic copy of the repair / Service Manual serve your need please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That'd be great - is it a difficult fix? Any pointers?
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Per site policy, Service Manuals are additional/Premium service. To comply with this, there would be a token 10USD.

Still, the Service Manual provides instructions (among others) for the Service Program that is inherently / built-in into the DN-S1000. The built-in diagnostics includes:

  • parameters;
  • Test Mode;
  • Error Code Table - for determining laser status;
  • µcon updating.

It also has exploded parts diagram to serve as reference when dis-assembly and assembling back:

  • " it a difficult fix?..." - a bit challenging, patience is required;
  • "...Any pointers? ..." - take lots of pictures even before removing the first screw.