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Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently



 
 
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Old June 18th 17, 02:47 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
Paul Miller
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

Hi all. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

When I first turn on my jukebox it will play the first selection, although sometimes not all the way through. If I try to play a 2nd song the disc usually won't spin and will be put back in the magazine.

If I go into "Test Mode" and "Run CD Tests" I can get the disc spinning and playing properly (usually by adjusting the cd clamper), but once I return to normal mode cds won't play - they may spin a little or not at all.

I thought this was probably a laser issue, so I have replaced it twice without success.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Don't really want to shell out $500 for an new cd player, but maybe I have to?
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Old June 18th 17, 05:52 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

On 2017/06/18 6:47 AM, Paul Miller wrote:
Hi all. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

When I first turn on my jukebox it will play the first selection, although sometimes not all the way through. If I try to play a 2nd song the disc usually won't spin and will be put back in the magazine.

If I go into "Test Mode" and "Run CD Tests" I can get the disc spinning and playing properly (usually by adjusting the cd clamper), but once I return to normal mode cds won't play - they may spin a little or not at all.

I thought this was probably a laser issue, so I have replaced it twice without success.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Don't really want to shell out $500 for an new cd player, but maybe I have to?


If the laser CD-player works in test mode then it is probably OK, I
don't know Rowe machines well enough to help a lot, but the first thing
a CD-Player usually does is read the Table Of Contents (TOC). If there
is a problem communicating this information to the jukebox computer that
may account for your problem, or it could be something else I'm afraid.
Does the manual have a troubleshooting guide? Start there or get the
shop manual. I may have the more advanced shop manual, but would need to
know the exact model number of your machine.

I do doubt it is the player though.

John :-#)#
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Old June 18th 17, 07:06 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
Paul Miller
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

John...very much appreciate the response.

Have tried the troubleshooting guide without success.

My jukebox is a Rock-Ola Nostalgic CD-8 Bubbler Model # - CD8C.

Any other help/guidance would be great.

Thanks again!!
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Old June 19th 17, 07:27 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

On 2017/06/18 11:06 AM, Paul Miller wrote:
John...very much appreciate the response.

Have tried the troubleshooting guide without success.

My jukebox is a Rock-Ola Nostalgic CD-8 Bubbler Model # - CD8C.

Any other help/guidance would be great.

Thanks again!!


Hi Paul,

Sorry I have nothing on that model. Have you tried contacting Rockola
themselves? Perhaps they can assist you...

John :-#(#

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Old June 20th 17, 01:01 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
Paul Miller
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

John...thanks for checking.

Yeah, maybe I'll try that.

Paul
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Old June 20th 17, 09:43 AM
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John...thanks for checking.

Yeah, maybe I'll try that.

Paul
Hi Paul,

Is the mechanism a Rowe Ami or Rock Ola, also what laser head is fitted CDM-3, CDM-4, CDM-12 or CD-PRO?

Regards
Alan

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Old June 20th 17, 03:27 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
John Robertson
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

On 2017/06/20 1:43 AM, Alan Hood wrote:
Paul Miller;698440 Wrote:
John...thanks for checking.

Yeah, maybe I'll try that.

Paul


Hi Paul,

Is the mechanism a Rowe Ami or Rock Ola, also what laser head is fitted
CDM-3, CDM-4, CDM-12 or CD-PRO?

Regards
Alan

Alan Hood
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UK





Hi Alan,

He said earlier "Rock-Ola Nostalgic CD-8 Bubbler Model # - CD8C."

however he did not say which player. His symptoms sound more like
CD-Control or computer as he can play CDs using the test functions...

John :-#)#

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Old June 21st 17, 01:25 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
Paul Miller
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

Alan...thanks for the response.

Juke is a Rock-Ola. The player is a CD-PRO 2.

Any help is appreciated.

Paul
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Old June 21st 17, 01:29 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
Paul Miller
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Default Rock-Ola CD-8 Bubbler plays intermittently

Just sent an email to Rock-Ola.

We'll see if they can help.
 




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