It could simply be some dust or dirt has made its way into the race-set on which the jog rotates. If it still functions normally, there's nothing to worry about.
CDJ-350 mechanic info
Hi, I just bought a pair of cdj 350 and a djm 350. Everything works perfectly but I noticed that one cdj is being noisier than the other. When I spin the jog wheel on one cdj it sounds like two pieces of plastic were rubbing together, while the other cdj is quiet and smooth. I should say that there is no differences in the resistance of the two jogs, only the sound differs. In the conception of the wheel, is the contour of the jog is supposed to be sitting on some sort of Teflon cushions that may cause the noise or if its mounted on bearings like the full length jogs found on the 900, 850, and 2000?
I just want to know if its something common with the 350's, if someone else had the same issue and if I can still use it without worrying about the the jog wheel to wear when I pitch bend or spin it.
Actually, it is plastic on plastic from the start.. You will not get that floating ball bearing feeling that you do from other superior players... 800's and up.. You can however open the player up. (extremely carefull if you do) and adjust a tension switch that is located underneath the jog wheel.. clearly visible once you disarm main player cover.. In my opinion, this transforms the jog feel for the better... big time..(no effect on sensitivity, that cannot be modified) Total time it takes to modify: 5 minutes. Good luck! :)
this is exactly what happened with mine, i bought them about 5 months ago and they where fine when i bought them, but a month ago i found this exact problem, the cdj was still working as it should but it seemed to be making a small grinding noise, and felt like it was dragging slightly, i took it to my pioneer repair centre, on friday the 2nd september, i was reluctant to send it in because i had a big party the next saturday, but i was assured that i would have it back on the wednesday (hahaha), i phoned up on the wednesday and was told that it needed a new jog dail, and jog shaft, and the parts where on overnight over from pioneer europe in belgium, so called thursday still nothing, friday came and went (so i canceled my party on saturday) then on monday the repair centre phoned me and told me that the parts where out of stock in europe and where being sent from japan and would be landing in N.Ireland today (thankfully they did) and i was told i should have my CDJ back tomorrow afternoon. now if i was you i would send it in for repair because i always say if it is a fault it could get worse so deal with it early, but be advised you might have a long wait that in truth will annoy you off big time
I bought a pair of 350's and had the same inconvenient. It was working normally and quiet about extra noises from the cd player.
After like 6 months of use one of the players started doing this plastic to plastic noise.
I have not faced any change on the equipment functions so far. I'm very careful on handling the jogs and all buttons of my equipments.....
But someone else besides than me used and than the noise started....so i think that a Heavy Hand DJ may cause your CDJ 350 to start doing this anoying noise...but no actions to be taken in this case,
The other possibility is the outer ring of the jog has come out of position and is rubbing, you can try popping it back into place if that's the issue.
<EDIT> Sorry, you are not authorized to provide information on disassembling or repairing Pioneer hardware. Users may read your information and as it's posted on a Pioneer forum, assume that it's approved by Pioneer. If they were to damage their hardware following instructions you have provided, they could potentially blame Pioneer.
@jaime pantoja > It's not recommended to take apart any Pioneer products. Only a certified Pioneer Repair location should open, diagnose, and replace parts within Pioneer products. If one is to attempt this on their own without seeking a certified repair centre, any warranty will instantly be rejected. Just a heads up for the future.
@jaime i would never open it not while it is still under warranty
@everyone..... once you open any unit yourself it voids the warranty
Hi again guys.. Well, as i can c my post was deleted... I forgot to mention in my post that no lnger exists what DJ- Ric pointed out about warranty voiding, Thanx man!...In the case that the warranty has expired however, which was my case, then you can take matters into your own hands which is what i did and spent no money at all versus emptying your pocket on: 1, shiping costs, 2, a charge just to open the player/s and 3, repair costs. If its in warranty, hell, send it in for sure! If not, weigh the options and risks.. Keep in mind that often more than not busineses will squeeze every penny in service costs, even when they are not necasserry...
@Jaime > Clearly, you are entitled to do whatever you want with your own product. However, Pioneer cannot stand over products that have DIY alterations - both for the safety of the user and so that the unit is not damaged beyond repair. For that reason we recommend authorised service centres where a qualified technician can carry out the repair.
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