i was supposed to be cleaning, but as soon as i found this cd player, i instinctually fired up the soldering iron and started taking it apart.Â like most traditions of torture, i tried to keep the device "alive" for as long as possible, testing it with some awful funk cd i found in the player.Â once that got boring, i started short-circuiting out components and separating them from the main board.Â the laser was the only thing i botched, and i suspect it happened when i desoldered it wrong.Â ah well.Â the lcd display and two motors were consolation enough.Â i'll just have to be more careful next time.
all the components in a row...
the display definitely still works, and i'm considering making a sculpture with it.Â not too solid on how it's going to work yet, but that will definitely be fun.
also i finally properly gutted my BBE case, and the top piece fits very nicely on a slant, allowing me access to whatever circuits i put inside.Â also there are tons of perfectly sized holes for knobs and jacks and even a pretty little "on/off" switch!
it's like a convertible!
now all it needs is a new paint job...