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9. Cautions in handling the optical pickup
The laser diode of the optical pickup can be damaged by
electrostatic charge caused by your clothes and body. Make
sure to avoid electrostatic charges on your clothes or body,
or discharge static electricity before handling the optical
9-1. Laser diode
The laser diode terminals are shorted for transporta-
tion in order to prevent electrostatic damage. After
replacement, open the shorted circuit. When remov-
ing the pickup from the mechanism, short the termi-
nals by soldering them to prevent this damage.
The actuator has a powerful magnetic circuit. If a
magnetic material is put close to it. Its characteris-
tics will change. Ensure that no foreign substances
enter through the ventilation slots in the cover.
9-3. Cleaning the lens
Dust on the optical lens affects performance. To
clean the lens, apply a small amount of isopropyl
alcohol to lens paper and wipe the lens gently.
For proper circuit construction, use of insulation tubes,
bonding, gaps to PWB, etc, is involved. The wiring con-
nection and routing to the PWB are specially planned us-
ing clamps to keep away from heated and high voltage
parts. Ensure that they are placed back in their original
positions after repair or inspection.
If extended damage is caused due to negligence during
repair, the legal responsibility shall be with the repairing
3. Check for safety after repair.
Check that the screws, parts and wires are put back se-
curely in their original position after repair. Ensure for safety
reasons there is no possibility of secondary ploblems
around the repaired spots.
If extended damage is caused due to negligence of repair,
the legal responsibility shall be with the repairing company.
4. Caution in removal and making wiring connection to the
parts for the automobile.
Disconnect the battery terminal after turning the ignition
key off. If wrong wiring connections are made with the bat-
tery connected, a short circuit and/or fire may occur. If ex-
tensive damage is caused due to negligence of repair, the
legal responsibility shall be with the repairing company.
5. Cautions regarding chips.
Do not reuse removed chips even when no abnormality is
observed in their appearance. Always replace them with
new ones. (The chip parts include resistors, capacitors,
diodes, transistors, etc). The negative pole of tantalum
capacitors is highly susceptible to heat, so use special care
when replacing them and check the operation afterwards.
6. Cautions in handling flexible PWB
Before working with a soldering iron, make sure that the
iron tip temperature is around 270 . Take care not to ap-
ply the iron tip repeatedly(more than three times)to the
same patterns. Also take care not to apply the tip with force.
7. Turn the unit OFF during disassembly and parts replace-
ment. Recheck all work before you apply power to the unit.
8. Cautions in checking that the optical pickup lights up.
The laser is focused on the disc reflection surface through
the lens of the optical pickup. When checking that the la-
ser optical diode lights up, keep your eyes more than 30cms
away from the lens. Prolonged viewing of the laser within
30cms may damage your eyesight.
1. Input the 98.1MHz/55dBu(1kHz 30% MOD) signal.
2. Adjust the outputs to -18+3/-3dB by VR102 when the SG output is set to -20dBu.
AC volt meter
1. Turn on the power switch, pressing the "M4" and "M2" button to make the unit the
2. Set a universal timer to TP101(T-BASE), adjust TC101 so that a reading of the
meter is 0+0.2/-0 sec./day.