fixing my trusty pioneer dv-434

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Albert Noel, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Albert Noel

    Albert Noel Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 22, 2002
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    i've just dug my old pioneer dv-434 from the closet.
    i nearly forgot that i had it still.

    quite some time ago i was in the middle of watching a movie and it just up and died on me.
    i removed the disc i was watching and re-inserted it but the player refused to play it, or any other movie i put in.
    i did however, keep playing audio cds, which led me to believe it's something to do with the optics.

    anyways, to make a long story short, i moved and it's been in the closet ever since.

    i'd like to get it fixed. what kind of problem does this sound like to you guys? is the whole internal optics toast? what kind of price would i be looking at to get it fixed?

    i realize most of you don't like this player and would probably rather me get a new one, but i personally like this player.

    any thoughts?
  2. David Susilo

    David Susilo Screenwriter

    May 8, 1999
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    looks like either the spindle motor or the optic is toast. With the current labour rate and parts price that will total around $100, you might as well buy a new player.

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