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Posted by Steve L. September 10, 2016 - 02:55 pm
Hi J, Happy to help. The 1-ohm resistors are 1/4W (plain carbon film). The 0.22uF caps are ordinary, ceramic, 25V (or higher). Please let me know how it goes.

Posted by J September 10, 2016 - 02:40 pm
Hello Steve,

Apologies if youve moved on from the repair to this player, but I read your article with great interest and as I have a couple of CDP101s that are exhibiting the servo problems, I thought Id get some parts together and make up your solution. Could I ask what size resistors ( wattage) you used and what type of capacitors, are they ceramic or tantalum and what voltage?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Steve L. February 22, 2014 - 05:13 pm
Hello Guy, I have sent you an email with a link to the Vintage Solid State forum at I can only suggest that you post a question on AudioKarma forums, asking if anyone can refer you to someone who can restore your CDP-101. Please bear in mind that what is addressed in the article presented here might not address the specific problem you are having, so you need someone who can take on a general repair. Best Wishes.

Posted by Guy Markham February 22, 2014 - 03:14 pm
Where can i get my CDP-101 fixed as shown above ????

Posted by Steve L. July 18, 2013 - 06:49 pm
Hi Brian, Thank you for the follow up. That's a very interesting post that you mentioned. I will be very interested to hear how it goes if you re-grease the slide. While I was doubtful of that fixing the problem, it certainly is a possibility. Could you post a link to the thread, here? I will post the results of my efforts on the CDP-101 here, as soon as I get a chance to work on the player.

Posted by Brian S. July 18, 2013 - 06:09 pm

Sorry to hear your 101 has developed a problems and thank you for the good thoughts. The strange thing is that the first time I started the unit up after hibernation, it played a demanding CD perfectly. It won't do that now, however. I did see a post earlier today on another site. The writer was having the same problem I am experiencing and he said he re-greased the "laser slide." and that solved the problem. I'll take a look later and do some more cleaning. I'll let you know any result. I'd very much enjoy reading a post on the diagnostics on your 101. I hope the problem is easily solved.

All the Best,


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