System is purring, but every now and then, the CD scratches, a high pictch sound.
Naturally, I clean and shine the CD, and investigate for scratches.
Some CDs, not all, usually happens after an hour or more of continuous play.
Just purchased a Brand new CD, Patricia Barbara, Blue Cafe.
Nice CD, no high pitched squeals for the first hour, then they came, 3 or 4 during the performance.
Is that the symptoms of an faulty laser?
Posted by Richard Dane:
"I believe that Philips quote an average MTB (mean time before failure) rate of around 7 years. I've seen a graph of this. There's an initial spike, which no doubt covers those mechs that are either DOA or die very early on in life - one good reason you have a warranty - and then there's a bell curve that peaks around the 7 year mark. Of course, plenty will continue to work and give good service beyond this. Indeed, I have a couple of '80s players still going strong on their original mech. There are also a fair number of early Naim players still going strong on their original mech as well."
Cdx2 MK I (2008) picked it up 2nd hand January 2015.