Actually I have (2) players and both have no power. The last one just went out the other day. I am guessing maybe the victim of a power surge. Are these fixable? Do they go bad because of a bad sodder job or is there a part that needs replacing and are these available. The players are at least 10 yrs old and not sure if the parts are still used in the newer players.
11-01-09, 05:20 PM
If there's no power at all then it's probably the fuse
11-01-09, 07:06 PM
There are two places that service Pioneer equipment in my area so I will give them a call tomorrow too see if they can fix them. If they do get fixed,best thing too do when they are not in use is to un-plug them.
11-23-09, 02:42 PM
The player is in the repair shop . It will cost 169 bucks to repair. Bad fuse and the board needs re-soldering. I would rather do this than by a used one. Never know when a used one will go bad. B & H Photo has the newest LD/DVD/CD Pioneer player for over 800 bucks.
11-23-09, 11:18 PM
You don't want that combo crap. It's no better than your 606's are, yet still pretty crazy expensive. Would be better to find a 704 used and cope with the used mess. IMO.
11-24-09, 05:00 AM
I've had a DVL-909 (laserdisc/DVD) for 11 years, used with my 4x3 TV, but when I finally get a 16x9 TV I will probably use a different laserdisc-only player that someone gave me a while ago. The 909 has been great (except for a skipping problem when playing side 2, which it went to the shop twice for and has been fine for a couple years) but the spinning-disc graphic it shows while changing sides is annoying, plus when you power it off the laser pickup for DVD automatically slides into place. If I were using it only for laserdiscs, that would put a lot of needless wear and tear on it, since it'd always be doing that only to bring out the LD pickup when the drawer opens. I guess I could just leave it powered on, or unplug it when not in use so the LD pickup would always stay in place....