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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:25 pm

Carver SD/A-490T ?

Have any of you replaced that rubber band yourself?

Mine quit opening and closing the tray and wouldn't play the CD that was trapped inside.

I removed the cover to rescue my Led Zeppelin III cd and I could see that tiny belt that was like an old rubber band all stretched out and weak.

So these days I just use my TX-11 to listen to anything.


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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:28 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

It's a well-known issue. Some have replaced with an elastic hair band, others take the belt to the hardware store & obtain a suitable rubber O-ring. No reason to spend more than a few cents to fix it.
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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:46 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:56 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

Yeah I thought I saw that mentioned here before so maybe that would be worth trying.

Why do you suppose it wouldn't play?

Same reason.

With the cover on and connected I would see the the time running but no sound and then tried with the cover off just to see if the disc was spinning and a few times it would start and then stop and then once it did continue spinning but at that time I didn't have it connected to the C-19

All of this happened at once.......one day it played and the next I could'nt get the drawer to slide open.

Funny thing when I bought this in 1991 the drawer was stuck and I brought it back to Lynwood and they fixed it and it worked for the next 20 years.

Seems like a long time but I expect great equiptment to run forever :lol:

I need this to run so when I am home alone I can have some minutes of peace.

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:58 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

mbskeam wrote:http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12285

pics here...



Ah hell,thanks neighbor.....you posted that as I was typing and thinking to myself.......I thought I saw that here before but it works better when I have one of you to link me up :lol:

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:09 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

Btw when I had the cover off I did notice the 2 Yugo tubes were lit up.

I haven't had headphones that worked for decades now and don't remember having a digital optical cable either......I see one coaxial below it (rca?)

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:40 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

If you use the digital outputs you bypass the tube buffer, might as well play the disc off of your CD-rom. ](*,) ](*,)
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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

is the disc fully seated, or a bad disk?
hopefully this is the case
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#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:05 am

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

mbskeam wrote:is the disc fully seated, or a bad disk?
hopefully this is the case


Yes fully seated and I have never had a CD fail before.

The main thing is that in all these decades I have never let another human touch my Carver/Phase Linear collection or the CD's,vinyl, or cassette's 8)

I baby all of them and they all look brand new.

I will give it another test to play with the cover off and connected to the C-19 to see if it is spinning and loaded as it should be.

I hope to get sound and it looks like replacing that old rubber band should be fairly easy.
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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:10 am

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

jjptkd wrote:If you use the digital outputs you bypass the tube buffer, might as well play the disc off of your CD-rom. ](*,) ](*,)



LMAO....don't worry jjptkd I was just going to use that for a test on the output.

All 6 of my computers run 24/7 doing data processing for the Cern LHC and the Einstein Project not to play music :lol:
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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:40 am

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

Most CD players are designed so they will not work with the cover off (they are afraid someone will blind themself on the laser~)....
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:47 am

Re: Carver SD/A-490T ?

I'm pretty sure I had my 490t playing with the top cover off. I know I played my TLM-3600 without the top.
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