RCA Programmable Compact Disk Player

James Dietle
Jul 3, 2015 · 2 min read

While getting a haircut I found a RCA Programmable Compact Disk Player just sitting broken next to my car. So I did what anyone would do, I took it home to disassemble.

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The front of the player.
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The back

Luckily, the screws were easily removable.

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The inside is everything to be expected.

· The lid switch can be seen at the 1' o clock above the battery.

· The headphone jack, and the power at the 5' o clock.

· The volume control is at the bottom 6' o clock.

· The thicker wires in the middle supply power to the laser and motors.

· The hold button is at the 9' o clock.

· Data for the laser is at the 10.

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Everything all laid out.

Everything all laid out.

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The front console.

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A close up. The interesting part is the missing component at 7.

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The back.

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Power Controller
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Microcontroller?
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Amplifier for CD player Controls the servo and the main signal system with low power consumption.
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BU9528KS
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The most interesting part is this missing piece. Im not sure what is supposed to go in here. Maybe it’s a placeholder from an older model… or a new model.

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