Philips VAM1202 Transport Problem- Need some help

The exact model # is Philips VAM1202/21LD. The transport refuses to play certain discs (especially Gold CD's), has also become very sensitive to vibration. Does other weird/annoying things as well. Questions: 1) is there any adjustment that I can make myself to the laser,2) any available software pic updates to solve issues 3) can I replace with any VAM1202 or upgrade it to a better transport. 4) where can I buy a VAM1202 here in the USA.

Transport related issues in current production machines are about to drive me away from buying ANY new cd player. The only choice is a cheap Philips/ Philips Pro or Sony. Seams I'm better off with an outboard Dac and using cheap/disposable DVD transports. Or even feeding the DAC from PC hard drive.

Thanks for your help

Showing 2 responses by seandtaylor99

Just get a new transport, don't try to adjust.

MCM electronics:

MCM Part #: 32-18255 (mechanism)
MCM Part #: 32-24285 (pickup only)

Replacement is usually quite straightforward. If it works buy another and stick it in a drawer ....they are really cheap.
My comment on the adjustment was based on my assumption that the MCM part would be a drop in replacement, and for $20 it's not worth the time and effort to adjust. Obviously the equation changes somewhat if the replacement doesn't drop in :-(

It's disconcerting that the heart of even quite expensive CD players costs $20 quantity of 1 !!!!