Sony D-822K Car Discman Teardown

Teardown

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I'm going to dissect an old friend, my first disc player. It is hoped that this teardown, while exposing the hydro-suspension and green-amber lighting, will reveal an awesomeness worthy of a Sony PS3 Slim (Gadget Lab Contest).

Edit Step 1 Sony D-822K Car Discman Teardown  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Obtain a D822-K Discman and remote. True, it has DSP and Surround Sound, but the 90's have come and gone. It's okay to take it apart.

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  • Obtain a D822-K Discman and remote. True, it has DSP and Surround Sound, but the 90's have come and gone. It's okay to take it apart.

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Image 1/1: Position unit so that the bottom is facing up. Remove the 6 screws.

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  • Position unit so that the bottom is facing up. Remove the 6 screws.

  • Hold top and bottom of unit together as you turn the unit over, bottom facing down. Use caution; the upper and lower case, along with circuit board are now loose.

  • Watch out for the AVLS and illumination switches, they love to disappear when unsupervised. Remove top of case.

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Image 1/3: Removing the CD reader: Gently pull all 3 rubber grommets sideways, away from the CD reader.

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  • Removing the CD reader: Gently pull all 3 rubber grommets sideways, away from the CD reader.

  • Slide edge of ribbon cable connector towards ribbon cable to disengage.

  • Unplug the red, white, and blue plugs from the circuit board.

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Image 1/2: Observation: This is the Hydro Suspension system...really.

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  • Observation: This is the Hydro Suspension system...really.

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Image 1/3: Remove circuit board

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  • Remove circuit board

  • Notice the dual-color light modules. (I temporarily connected the power to show off the lights)

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Image 1/1: Disconnect tailpiece, and power supply.

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  • Disconnect tailpiece, and power supply.

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Image 1/2: Remote: Remove the 3 screws from the bottom. Pull apart.

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  • Remote: Remove the 3 screws from the bottom. Pull apart.

  • The function buttons have a neat overlay design.

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Image 1/1: Completely disassembled. The illumination button was lost for two weeks after reassembling... but who uses amber lights anymore?

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  • Completely disassembled. The illumination button was lost for two weeks after reassembling... but who uses amber lights anymore?

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My gosh until now I totally forgot about this player, I had the exact same one for years !

Below, · Reply

Wow - this was my first player, too. Expensive little thing... I forgot about the luminance until you mentioned it - I loved the green.

IanMaffett, · Reply

Quote from IanMaffett:

Wow - this was my first player, too. Expensive little thing... I forgot about the luminance until you mentioned it - I loved the green.

It was expensive, wasn't it? I was expecting a little more sophistication in the suspension for the price.

modem21, · Reply

Oh, last week I found that missing illumination switch. When I put in, I'll try to fix the whining sound from the headphone output.

modem21, · Reply

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