Marantz UD7007 laser replacement

Player finally stopped reading discs so I replaced the laser. My dilema is that the picture isn’t as good as it was before, it’s not nearly as fluid with movement and by this it’s like the picture has an echo to it.

Did I miss something when replacing it or is the aftermarket laser worth the trouble?

I read something about laser alignment one time but don’t know anything else about it. I’ve replaced them in other players and it didn’t seem to change the picture.
Home theater:
43” Westinghouse Displayer
Marantz UD-7007 Player
Emotiva MC-700 Processor
Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
Parasound Zamp Amplifier
Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
Klipsch RC-10 Center
Klipsch R34c Fronts
Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
Polk audio PSW-505

Stereo:
Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
Parasound P6 Preamplifer
Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier

Comments

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,622
    I take it you removed the solder blob? Check and clean the laser lens. If you still have the problem the laser alignment is off, which generally takes an oscilloscope to adjust.
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  • Mr. Sharpe
    Mr. Sharpe Posts: 1,354
    I remember the denon lasers had those but didn’t see one on this laser. I’ll take it out and look at it. I gotta fix the tray again anyway. I’ll read some on adjusting it too for fun.
    Home theater:
    43” Westinghouse Displayer
    Marantz UD-7007 Player
    Emotiva MC-700 Processor
    Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
    Parasound Zamp Amplifier
    Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
    Klipsch RC-10 Center
    Klipsch R34c Fronts
    Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
    Polk audio PSW-505

    Stereo:
    Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
    DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
    Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
    Parasound P6 Preamplifer
    Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,622
    The only photos I found of the pickup online aren't helpful in determining if there is a solder blob.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk