RNS-e Laser replacement instructions


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Moderator: Could this be made a sticky?

I Have made a picture tutorial on how to replace the Audi RNS-e laser as the previos document i found on the internet contained a lot of steps not necessary for replacing the laser as it was aimed at replacing the RNS-e motherboard

RNS-e Laser replacement PDF:
How to Replace the DVD Laser of an RNS-e.pdf

If you need a new laser, feeel free to email me at axlj44@dsl.pipex.com


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Anyone knows how this disk was held in place there ? It seems to be lose :)
And/or anyone knows what screws to take off in order to get there ? It is the one that goes on top of the CD in order to keep it in place.



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Wow, this is a lot of info all at once!

I would say that you are looking at a clamping disc for the DVD and it looks to have been held by a compression-fitting which is a machine tool process.

I'm not sure what the chances of successfully retrofitting that are...


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just used this to replace my laser. Kudos to the original poster.
Worked first time.

Unfortunately I could not read Ali express in Spanish so bought a laser from fleabay Germany for 60 Euro