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Old 11-11-2007, 11:12 PM #1
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I just picked up a free laserdisk player that works. I was wondering if anyone else has taken one apart and found anything useful in it. I heard that it might contain some low quality galvos?


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Default Re: Anything useful in a laserdisk player?

WOW...before tearing into it..call the Smithsonian....they might want it!!! ;D

Is it in nice shape??
Have the original box and or instructions??

Any Disks???

It would have to be in pretty bad condition for me to tear into it...it should be a sought after collectors item!

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Default Re: Anything useful in a laserdisk player?

they can sometimes contain a low power Helium-Neon laser as well as what you've already said - a pair of low quality galvos to provide beam tracking to the disc, optics, a few motors, so all in all yes some neat parts but i would probably want to keep it as well
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Default Re: Anything useful in a laserdisk player?

i am considering selling it. it is a pioneer and works fine. it can play cds, video cds (never heard of them, but i'm young), and laserdisks. i'll try and find a picture
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It's a pioneer cld 1070
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Default Re: Anything useful in a laserdisk player?

I've still got one of those hooked up in my living room. 'keep meaning to retire it.
That would use an IR laser diode, like a CD player. The much older ones used a 1mW HeNe laser tube.
So laser-wise, not much more than you'd find in a CD player.

Otherwise about the same number of motors, switches, and other components you might find in a VCR. (I almost always canabalize stuff like that when I have electronics to throw out.)

I just got offered a Sony LaserDisc recorder that originally cost $25K.
I think he was a little offended when I said it didn't have any interesting electronics in it. (I was hoping for a HeNe disc burner, but it was too new for that.)
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Default Re: Anything useful in a laserdisk player?

I acquired an old Laser Disk player. Its a LD 6000A. and it has a huge laser disk in it, Its from a Chrysler dealer that closed.
Its goes great with my Commodore 64 and my TRS-80 portable computer with DUEL 5.5" floppies.
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Default Re: Anything useful in a laserdisk player?

I actually tore into a laser disk player not too long ago. It was a bit broken anyways so it wasn't an issue. You will get a MASSIVE motor out of it that holds the disk, and the general optics you would find in a CD player. If you can sell it at a decent price go for that, but if not, they're fun to open up and pull stuff out of.
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