Hey, brand new here. I have a Sony MDP-605, and I've read enough to know that it's probably turned to crap by now, but unless I can fix it I don't have anything to watch my laserdiscs on
The last time I played it the pickup would not start reading the second side. It transported to the edge and stopped. I had the case open and saw it do that. Everything else was working. That was about 6 years ago. (in the meantime, life has happened to me SEVERELY and I've had zero time to do anything pleasant like sit down and watch my laserdiscs).
So I finally got a couple hours off, pushed the power button thinking I could just manually flip the laserdisc, but now it will not power on. I took the cover off again thinking maybe I could replace a fuse somewhere but I could not even see a fuse. And I also smelled something like burnt plastic near the transformer
So now my options are:
- get you guys to give me a hand fixing it(?) I have tools and am pretty capable as I've fixed electronics before. I'm just not too good at diagnosis, lol. There's nobody local that I can find that wants to have anything to do with it.
- try to trade it plus cash for a Pioneer (I've read enough to know that a Pioneer is the way to go)
- just buy a Pioneer outright and forget about my Sony
- throw my hands in the air and sell my laserdiscs and just be a Blu-ray watcher.
I plead your mercy. I'm open to suggestions. I'm VERY nostalgic and wish I could get my Sony fixed but I'm not stupid, either, so if it's junk, I get that. What should I do, guys? Any help greatly appreciated