Sharp MD-MS701/2 Repair by Reseating Internal Cables

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 23:24:26 -0500
From: Phil Genera 
Subject: MD: Sharp 702 issues.
I own a refurbished 702 purchased from a while back. While it has served me well thus far, and has been a great unit, it has ceased to operate recently. The unit will play discs fine, except that all you hear is hum and really loud key beeps... After pressing volume once or twice, the keybeeps decrease (suddenly) to normal volume, but all that is heard is hum. It tends to hum considerably more before it has started to play. I have run the auto-tests in service mode with no success... any help would be appreciated....

Also, just in case, does anyone know what sharp service costs are in America? approx., preferably including whatever s+h they require....

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 05:42:28 -0800 (PST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Ian=20Horsey?= 
Subject: Re: MD: Sharp 702 issues.
Hi Phil

I have heard of several people with similar problems to yours, and the solution which seems to have worked for most people is to take the unit apart and make sure that the ribbon cables inside the unit are all attached properly.

Have a look at the Sharp MD-MS701 disassembly procedure on my website. You don't need to be a genius with a screwdriver to do this, but previous experience would help you no end!

If you have any further questions please e-mail me off list.

All the best


Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 19:04:36 -0500
From: Phil Genera 
Subject: Re: MD: Sharp 702 issues.
Alright, I followed the directions, opened the sucker up, and everything looked alright. For fun, I pushed on each rib cable, and things seemed tight.... I then powered it up and tried it, and, low and behold, it worked perfectly. I don't know what I did, but it works now :)

Thanks a lot.

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