well, it took me these past three-odd months to get the courage to do this, but...
not long after i got my new copy of the PIONEER PD-91 CDP, i noticed something
wrong with it's display window.
there was this gooey dried substance gathered along the top edge
of the FL display acrylic, and there was also obvious signs that either
the acrylic window had either been poorly placed in the factory,
fallen off of the player sometime after initial retail purchase and had been
poorly adhered back into place by the original owner, or both.
furthermore, the red transparent FL shading sheet was also somehow misplaced
off of center on the display acrylic, exposing a line of shading sheet adhesive
all along the bottom edge of the window, and also allowing some unshaded
FL tube light to shine through.
i attempted to live with this for the last three months, but i just couldn't
take such a hideous blemish on such a magnificent CDP any longer.
the $200.00 USD i spent on that dead Japanese PD-3000 has tuned out to be
worth every penny, as it had a perfectly minty front bezel, and it's ABS plastic
inner bezel module, containing the FL display window, was indispensable in
rectifying this little dilemma.
i swapped out the inner bezels, and the result is a perfect FL window,
in the blue shade typical of both the EURO/WORLD versions of the PD-91,
as well as the Japanese PD-3000 parent design;
here is the original bezel and window, in all their F&%ed up glory...
the window should not have been removable, it should have been firmly
adhered in place, but, when i took a cleaning cloth to the bezel,
to clean the fingerprints off the window prior to photography,
the moment i applied the slightest pressure to the window,
off it popped. proof positive that it was completely Mis-applied to the bezel...