View Full Version : CD skipping on old Alpine Player

03-11-2011, 12:40 AM
Hello guys,
This is my first post, so be gentle :)

I have an Alpine Head Unit that seems to suffer from a CD skipping problem. This happens with all CDs that I own, even new ones. If the car is sitting at a stop light, it won't skip and will play perfectly. When I am driving, depending on how rough the road is it will start skipping.

It skips a lot now and I don't recall it skipping at all a couple of months ago.

Is it possible that the optics inside of this old unit degraded enough that now I have issues playing CDs? Maybe the cold temperatures in Canada didn't help much.

Bassin Buick
03-11-2011, 02:07 PM
open it up and use a small amount of lube on the worm gear for the laser. Clean it with alcohol and a qtip , then apply new lube. I have found that the kind for fishing reels works great. Just a small amount at the beginning of the gear should work. and as the first cd plays all the way through it should spread the grease evenly on the worm gear.

Bassin Buick
03-11-2011, 02:09 PM
also , if it has rubber feet on the cd section , try to refill them with grease too.

03-11-2011, 03:46 PM
What kind of grease/lube would be appropriate for this ?

Lithium ? Silicon ?