I had the Drive 2 and the lubricant was the problem. I just cleaned the rails with a lint free cloth and a small amount of denatured alcohol. I used a very fine teflon lubricant which worked very well.
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I have a mission CD player (15 yrs old) which was skipping and making a whining noise during playing. I opened the lid, cleaned the lens, and lubricated everywhere I could think of with PTFE based grease and 18 months later its still working perfectly, and actually sounding better than before.
I had really no idea what I was doing but I figured I had nothing to lose ... you sound like you might be in a similar position. good luck.
Not sure whether your Micromega Duo Transport is a top loader. If so, the lubricant unlikely to be the cause. I still have a Micromega's last Data CDT, which is a top loader.
If it is a drawer loader, then good chance the lubricant on is the culprit - all you have to do is clean off the dried up lube and relubricate as Rives suggested.
dear rorx, only just picked up your reply as i moved house and changed my email address soon after i posted my question about my troublesome micromega DUO transport.I am still having the same problems.The DUO transport still really struggles to read discs on startup .You mention youve had the same problem and sorted it?IF YOU COULD GIVE ME ANY HELP AT ALL ON HOW I COULD SORT MY PROBLEM I WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL .
could you share with me the information about how to remedy a failed Micromega Duo transport. I get this out once in a while and try something else. I have replaced the laser assembly but to no real avail. I took it off the high shelf where I retired it and thought that maybe the capacitors need replacement. A vague thought. But not totally nuts. It doesn't spin up very far and so doesn't read the TOC.
it rattles the focus of the lens up and down and stops.
I would love to get it back in the game but, it just doesn't work, for whatever reason.