Originally Posted by rezzy
What happened, power surge?
NO! Unfortunatly, I bought some of them on ebay.
The sellers said that they were in working order.
HAHA! They were NOT!
I got most of my money back on the 3 Sony CD changers.
However, The Pioneer elite CD recorder came to me broke,
and paypal, did not refund me the money, so I had no choice to keep it.
I took it to 2 different shops to try to fix it.
They both said, PARTS ARE UNAVAILABLE! BUY A NEW ONE!
Difficult to do, when Pioneer stopped making this unit YEARS AGO!
Funny thing is, My Pioneer regular consumer CD recorder W839,
SAME EXACT MODEL AS THE ELITE, WORKS JUST FINE! Why the
Elite does NOT work, and the W839 does, just baffles me.
The Escient unit, I think, Did get hit with a power surge, and now,
it doesn't call out for updates. But it turns on,
and stills controls the Sony CD changers.
The 2 Sony Minidisc recorders DID work for a long time.
However, because I used them alot, I think over time the
power supplys went bad. They first stop ejecting the discs, then,
after a while they would not even turn on. I took 1 in last year,
and I was told, PARTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
IF I have them plugged in the ac outlet, the display just
blinks for days! Unfortunatly, I think that Sony used REALLY BAD
Power Supplys in these units.
I've had REAL bad luck on Ebay when it comes to electronics,
NOT TO MENTION VCRS!!!!!
BUT, THAT'S ANOTHER STORY!