Originally Posted by b curry
I believe they are part of the same board. But I have never seen the laser diode assembly for sale by itself or even a part number for it. That doesn't mean that you can't buy it, just that I have never seen it available.
Most people have had to replace the entire drive; it's not cheap and it can be hard to find. Pioneer USA lists the drive as no longer available. Your $300 price quote for replacement sounds good to me as the drive alone, on the Internet if you can find one, is over $400. The part number for the drive is VXX3325.
It's also not an easy job to replace the entire drive by yourself. It does require some special software to flash the drive and machine that will allow them to recognize each other and a service remote.
Again, good luck...
Thanks for answer.
$300...that was a price I figured out myself based on estimation they gave me on the phone.
They said a laser diode would have to be replaced.
Since I work in electronics I knew such a bill is a joke. To not say...a rip-off!
Anyway I was on the phone to claim a free repair even if out of warranty. Don't laugh...you should know me!
Where I live, there is a specific law about this kind of bad-businessship...anyway.
I'm not going to fight on this...the real amount I will pay and trouble is too low.
Thanks for the part number and price list but I never bite such expensive meat!
From these guys's list...IEC power cord $37...El cheapo RCA cable...$18...Who are they?
So funny to read this...Who the hell will make business with these weasels?
A BDV-103XA, (probably a Sony or else manufactured drive...) that they rename VXX3325 and try to sell more than 5 or six times (not exagerating here...) the price...street price I mean.
I will be working in my player next week when I have a chance, isolate the problem, get a part number for ordering.
I bet you I will get the required part for less than $35.
Take a look here
for fun. I don't say it's the right one but is just a fast basic search I made in 3 minutes.
The "needed part" could be here or elsewhere!
I'll figure out and make a future report.