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Murugan
14th December 2014, 09:36
After buying 2 new KSS-210A lasers on the other bay a few months ago, it actually came to the point of replacing it. The change went without a problem but with the first laser, it wouldn't even spin the disc. With the second one, it would spin the disc but not read it. So we went back to installing the old laser again for the time being.
Was this just a case of 2x bad luck/lasers?
Are there differences betweeen the cheap ones from China that I bought and the more expensive ones from European sellers?
Is there a reliable source to get a decent one :)?
Is there a big difference between the A and B?

Sorry for all the questions but I finally want to play my games without any problems :thumbsdown:

keropi
14th December 2014, 11:28
Replacement laser heads tend to have a solder blob at some point in order to protect the laser diode from ESD.
If the blob is in place then the laser won't read anything.

wmsteele
14th December 2014, 13:58
I've replaced two laser units, solder blob needs removed like this...(these aren't my pictures)

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Pics from here... http://amigax.com/2010/12/13/replacing-the-cd32-laser-unit/

Murugan
14th December 2014, 15:09
Both times the blobs were removed. We used that site for reference.


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UberFreak
17th December 2014, 21:58
Are there still genuine KSS210 units being made by Sony?

15 years ago, when I worked at a video/stereo repair shop, the parts market was flooded with cheap clones.
They were cheap, but also a gamble - either they didnt work at all, work poorly, or work fine but last a short time.
Every once in a while a unit would work great & last for 1-2 years.

The genuine Sony ones were costly, but they lasted for many years under heavy use.

Murugan
18th December 2014, 20:31
How can you tell the difference? There are tons of cheap lasers so are they all clones?


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Murugan
11th January 2015, 19:52
Bumped...Anyone knows a good place to find a decent laser?

dougal
11th January 2015, 20:43
I bought one from eVil bay. They are pretty cheap and easy to find brand new (I think I paid 8 euros including postage) and it was an original Sony.


Bumped...Anyone knows a good place to find a decent laser?

piacc64
11th January 2015, 21:13
i have buy 2 pcs on evilbay from gamedoctorhk and work fine

i can send one from a dead cd32, tested on another cd32 and working

you pay only shipment

Murugan
11th January 2015, 21:14
I bought one from eVil bay. They are pretty cheap and easy to find brand new (I think I paid 8 euros including postage) and it was an original Sony.


Bumped...Anyone knows a good place to find a decent laser?

Can you give a link or so?


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dougal
11th January 2015, 21:56
Sorry but its been a while and I cant find it on my ebay history

piacc64
11th January 2015, 22:06
on site of vendor, i read "difficulty found original sony" 20$ tested plus shipping

Murugan
12th January 2015, 07:31
Thx piacc, found it. But the box looks exactly like the cheap 8$ ones I had 😳


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piacc64
12th January 2015, 14:03
if you want one used from my cd32, send me a pm

supaduper
13th January 2015, 06:43
Used this guy a couple of times, never had a problem with his lasers, also bought Neo geo laser again no problem worked out of the box :)
http://gamedoctorhk.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=130&products_id=1276