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My trusty LD player died recently. What to do?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Christian Behrens, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Christian Behrens

    Christian Behrens Supporting Actor

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    Ok, so I have a Pioneer CLD-D605, which was working just fine, until some day not too long ago when it wouldn't switch on anymore, at which point I noticed that the standby light was off, too. I assume it's related to the huge blackout we had a couple weeks back.
    So there is obviously something wrong with the power supply, and a friend and I looked at it and couldn't really locate a problem.
    Am I correct in assuming that fixing it would be more expensive than just trying to locate a similar model (I paid $200 for it some two years ago)?
    Also, where would you even find a good repair shop these days? Anyone know someone (preferably in the SF East Bay area), who might have decent prices and could have a look at it?
    Would I be able to get a new power supply (pcb) from Pioneer maybe? Check out this page:
    http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/...delNum=CLDD605
    What's a "POWER SUPPLY ASSY"? Could that be it?
    Ok, I realize these are many many questions, so to cut it short: what would you do?!?
    -Christian
     
  2. Grant B

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    Arts TV in SF (The Sunset) fixes them, $40 + parts (if they can get them).

    I would open it up (no power) and see if a fuse blew; should be near where the AC cord is. No fuse and the PS died, that generally is expensive.
    I have a 504 that I hardly ever use if you cant get it fixed.
    BTW you can get a whole house surge protector that goes into the fuse box for about $75 that will save you at times like that.
    My upstairs neighbors ate it good last summer (dryer, garage opener, computer etc), I had a couple wall warts die
    Good Luck
    Grant
     
  3. Christian Behrens

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    Hi Grant,

    Thanks for the info. No, it's not just the fuse, unfortunately. He thinks it's a capacitor, so I guess I will see if I can contact the guys you mentioned and see how much it would cost.

    I also appreciate your offer for the 504. How much would you want for it?

    -Christian
     
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    Somewhere around $150 - $175 range. email me if 1 day your interested

    Blown cap SB reasonable, Good Luck
    Grant
     
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    i know this is not the best way to look for a replacement, but I've found many median-level LD players in pawn shops, usually between $40-$80 for one in which the display lights, the tray ejects, but the store doesn't have any disks to let you test.

    I had a Pioneer 660 for almost 10 years, and it blew something in the power supply. I went and found a CLD-990 for $50 in the pawn shop that plays perfectly.

    The only think it lacks is S-Video connection, so I am once again perusing the dark side. For whatever reason, pawn shop owners don't assign much value to these machines, so it's all good for someone like me.
     
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    generally the svideo connection is a step down from the composite on most LDs.
     

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