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audiotechie

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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:51 pm

MV-5 CD changer.

I would LOVE to repair my MV-5.
It suddenly started squeeling over the audio playback.
Every thing was working fine one day; the next it
wasn't.. Any one have any ideas for me?

Links to schematics or someone who has experienced
the same malody?
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:04 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

This unit is not a good example of Carver technology as it was made in China...I suggest you lose it and buy something in the line of a 360 disk changer. It probably played good for you but not worth repairing IMHO.
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:31 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

I respect your opinion. And somewhat agree. I still want to see if it can be
fixed, though.
My guess is it is a bad audio chip that I can quickly solder into place and be
back in business.
I do not really want to get a HUGE changer, I would rather hook up my iPod
to the receiver for that matter.

So.. If anyone has any info on repairing this thing, please get back with me.
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

On another forum, when you look up the MV-5 it says, and I quote:

Known_issues: STAY AWAY FROM THE MV-5 !!!!!!!!! POS !!!!!!!!!!! EVERY ONE BREAKS, OR IS ALREADY BROKEN
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:31 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

=D> Welcome to the forum! =D> That CD player does have a very bad reputation everywhere you look. I agree with the 360 option as they're about the same size and come up on eBay all the time cheap. Good luck either way!
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:56 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

BillD wrote:On another forum, when you look up the MV-5 it says, and I quote:

Known_issues: STAY AWAY FROM THE MV-5 !!!!!!!!! POS !!!!!!!!!!! EVERY ONE BREAKS, OR IS ALREADY BROKEN


Welcome!!! I am going with everyone else here and say find another model on ebay and move on!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:27 am

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

I would rather hook up my iPod
to the receiver for that matter.



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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:21 am

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

OK.. thanks to all for their "educated" input.
Despite the reputed poor quality of the unit,
my MV-5 has been working fine, audibly and
mechanically, for over 8 years. And yes, I bought
it used! So it worked for someone else for a few
years as well....
All I asked was for some guidance to information
on repair.
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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:55 am

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

Well, that's just it — there isn't any. People throw them away.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:32 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

Well, that's just it — there isn't any. People throw them away.
... :lol: :lol: :lol: ...funny but true!!!!
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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

audiotechie wrote:OK.. thanks to all for their "educated" input.
Despite the reputed poor quality of the unit,
my MV-5 has been working fine, audibly and
mechanically, for over 8 years. And yes, I bought
it used! So it worked for someone else for a few
years as well....
All I asked was for some guidance to information
on repair.


Audiotechie, please don't take the responses as harsh.

I have had NO experience with that unit but it seems that most people who have, have had bad experiences.

I think what most members are trying to say is it will be less expensive to get another unit (used) than it will be to "fix" that unit....plus you will end up with a better player.

Please take the info in good spirits.
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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:13 pm

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

Actually, it is all in good fun. :D In my own subtle way I'm trying to tell you what Frankie just did. Buy something decent. If you want Carver, maybe an SD/A-360, but the technology of CD players has improved over the years, and anything contemporary will probably exceed the capabilities of those old models. Getting a changer is the hard part.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Post Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:44 am

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

Audiotechie, please don't take the responses as harsh.

I have had NO experience with that unit but it seems that most people who have, have had bad experiences.

I think what most members are trying to say is it will be less expensive to get another unit (used) than it will be to "fix" that unit....plus you will end up with a better player.

Please take the info in good spirits.


My guess is that those of you who say it is not worth repairing, have no idea how to use a soldering iron or to even locate a failed chip on a schematic diagram. Seems you all have more money than ability for other than to make wise ass comments!
I imagine Bob Carver would appreciate someone who could actually repair his equipment rather than some wise-ass cocksucker who slams anyone who asks for tech info on a product. I wish I was cool like a Carver amp owner! Thanks for showing me that people with Carver products are so cool!
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Post Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:45 am

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

Seems I am not cool enough for this forum. Please remove me from the member roster.
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Post Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:28 am

Re: MV-5 CD changer.

My guess is that those of you who say it is not worth repairing, have no idea how to use a soldering iron or to even locate a failed chip on a schematic diagram. Seems you all have more money than ability for other than to make wise ass comments!
...I'm sorry you have somehow gotten the wrong impression of this forum. The members who answered your question are among the most respected on the forum and deal with repairing Carver equipment on a regular basis. The problem is that no info exists for the MV-5. As far as Bob Carver, I haven't asked him personally about it, but I'm pretty sure he was gone from Carver corp. before this deck was produced. I suggest that you need to get a sense of humor. No one was picking on you...just the MV-5. MAN UP DUDE. As far as being cool enough for the forum...funny. As far as the cocksucker comment........
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