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  • SONY SACD-player stops playing SACD-records???

    Hi all,

    Just a quick question to hear if anyone of you have encountered the same phenomena.

    I bought a SONY SACD-player (SCD-XE597) several years ago, mainly for investigating the SACD format. I haven’t used that functionality for a few years, just using the optical output.

    Now, walking away from active XO-s and returning to more basic set-ups, I realize that the SACD-functionality has disappeared. My daughter has the same player with the same absent SACD-functionality. The machine just doesn´t recognize the record as a SACD-record but finds the CD-layer without difficulty.

    Now, is this a common problem with SACD-players? With SONY players? Has anyone a clue to the reason and what to do? Is it “repairable” or is it a question of cleaning a laser or something?


    Regards//lasse
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Perry Mason talking to his dentist:

    "Do you swear to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help you God?"

  • #2
    Looks like it was/is a known issue. This might be the solution -

    https://www.sa-cd.net/showthread/115301/130363
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    • #3
      Originally posted by tom_s View Post
      Looks like it was/is a known issue. This might be the solution -

      https://www.sa-cd.net/showthread/115301/130363
      Hi and thanks for the link.

      It seems that my unit has a software version, making it immune to the cures described in the link.

      But thanks anyway!!

      regards//lasse
      Perry Mason talking to his dentist:

      "Do you swear to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help you God?"

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      • #4
        Some electronics can be reset to factory settings, check your manual. If unavailable many are reset by unplugging the A.C. for a minute then plugging back in while holding down the power button.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dwight View Post
          Some electronics can be reset to factory settings, check your manual. If unavailable many are reset by unplugging the A.C. for a minute then plugging back in while holding down the power button.
          Hi,

          tested that, but no difference.

          Thanks anyway!!

          Regards//lasse
          Perry Mason talking to his dentist:

          "Do you swear to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help you God?"

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          • #6
            My electronic skills are very limited but I did once fix an Xbox game console by opening it up and adjusting the tiny potentiometer on the laser assembly. I think lasers dim with time. I found a Youtube video showing how, it had minimum and maximum ohms listed for the laser pot and I adjusted accordingly. That was years ago and it still works. This could be your problem but who knows, good luck.

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            • #7
              I have no idea how to fix that, but am curious how you know if its reading the CD layer vs the SACD layer? I use a Sony blu ray player for SACD''s and always wondered how to verify which layer it's reading

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chrisn View Post
                I have no idea how to fix that, but am curious how you know if its reading the CD layer vs the SACD layer? I use a Sony blu ray player for SACD''s and always wondered how to verify which layer it's reading
                Hi,

                on my model, there is a bright blue light-bulb above the CD-tray, indicating that the machine is in "SACD-mode"

                This blue light is not shining anymore……

                Regards//lasse
                Perry Mason talking to his dentist:

                "Do you swear to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help you God?"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chrisn View Post
                  I have no idea how to fix that, but am curious how you know if its reading the CD layer vs the SACD layer? I use a Sony blu ray player for SACD''s and always wondered how to verify which layer it's reading
                  Hi again,

                  I THINK that when the SACD-layer is read by the player, the digital output is muted, at least on some players.

                  Just my 5 cents....

                  //L
                  Perry Mason talking to his dentist:

                  "Do you swear to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help you God?"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lasse View Post

                    Hi again,

                    I THINK that when the SACD-layer is read by the player, the digital output is muted, at least on some players.

                    Just my 5 cents....

                    //L
                    Interesting, is it possible just the LED isn't working? My player only has HDMI and Optical outputs.

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                    • #11
                      lasse, you have a p.m.
                      craigk

                      " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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