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Need a new RNS-e laser

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by just017, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. just017

    just017 Member

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    Hi people.

    My laser is on it's way out. Apart from Haagie and Rabbit on the .us forum does anyone else sell new lasers? I've sent both a PM but no reply as yet. Any help is appreciated

    Cheers
     
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  3. just017

    just017 Member

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    has anyone on here replaced their laser?
     
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    I'd like to know this too as my laser is really fussy about what discs it reads and could do with being replaced as well!
     
  5. just017

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    I'm currently trying to find out who manufactures the lasers. Aisin AW make the unit as a whole but I think Panasonic may make the laser. Once I know which laser it uses I will post up.currently waiting for Aisin Belgium to email back
     
  6. aristides

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    Sometimes its just the disc, sometimes its the laser.

    If you`re using copies that arent "well burned" it may cause your laser to malfunction.

    Try an original DVD for a start, and if it works ok , it will be your DVD disc that has the problem!


    In case you need a better copy, let me know i could help, i guess
     
  7. wesley

    wesley Giac Extreme+!! Lovin it

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    You Have PM mate
     
  8. JohnS3

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    Before you go to the expense of replacing the laser, as advised by Aristides try an original disc first. If you're using a backup avoid cheap media. Then try cleaning the laser. You can do this with a good quality CD/DVD cleaner but you will get better results if you remove the lid and clean it with a cotton bud soaked in isopropyl alcohol (just like cleaning tape heads!)

    If you want a trusted source for new lasers or complete drives try Haaggie or Rabbit over on audiforums.us
     
  9. ashurz

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    My RNS-E is on it's way back from Rabbit (due back early next week) after the DVD mechanism failed leaving the DVD stuck inside. Cut a long story short, i've ased him to include my old laser so i can sell it !! I wasn't getting any ready errors from the old laser and i have always had genuine discs in the unit. If anyone wants to make me an offer; feel free, just drop me a pm, Otherwise I'll chuck it on ebay Thanks
     
  10. Japper

    Japper Ibis S3 Fan Club

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    I have a full unit that i'd strip for spares if anyone is interested. The screen doesn't work and not sure if it's a cable / fuse or screen issue but the unit plays radio and SD cards ok. So if anyone needs parts, PM me and we can agree a price.
     
  11. RicoS3

    RicoS3 Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!

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    Your one burst already Carl? Or is it a back up unit? With your attention to detail and OCD, I wouldn't be surprised if you bought 2, lol!! :haha:
     
  12. JohnS3

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    Probably the backlight on the screen. Still I'm sure rabbit will take the whole unit it off your hands.
     
  13. just017

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    Yeah if either of you will sell me the laser then please post a sellin price as I'm interested
     
  14. VWAddict

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    I'm looking for the 'skip forward' and 'skip back' button caps (they pop off) because I'm an idiot who pooped them off so they wouldn't get scratched while I used the removal tools (the slot is RIGHT next to them)...

    And then I lost them!

    -IDIOT!!!

    -So I'm definitely looking for these button caps.

    Keith
     
  15. VWAddict

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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

    I found my button caps!!!

    (I Just had to share the joy!)
     

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