yes, only X-Rite can "correct" (recalibrate) the i1Pro Series Spectros if they fail re-certification.. my point was that I have not seen a report yet of a i1Pro Rev D failing re-certification and I have been tracking the reports from the Calibrators for a long time now..
Basically, there is re-certification $175 - $200 (it is just being "checked" to a Reference).. Re-calibration, if needed, is from X-Rite (must be shipped to the Factory in Switzerland) at more $$$.. In the past, some Pros who use the I1Pros just buy a new one each year..
That's why I suggested one option to the OP - taking the $200 and have a Professional (with something like a Photo Research Spectro) come in and check your i1Pro during the calibration process.. some Calibrators will offer this.... the other option for him is to just put the $200 towards a i1D3 OEM. Another is to trade the i1Pro in for a i1Pro2 (but I don't think the numbers add up).
Professional Calibrators doing calibrations in the field who use the I1Pros should be getting yearly re-certifications if the keep the same meter year after year...
I believe the fees X-Rite charges have changed a few times over the years, here's back in 2010
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All EyeOne instruments are serviced at head quarters in Switzerland, please complete the attached RMA form for each instrument and return to me when you are ready ship each instrument. I will then obtain a returns number for you and also provide you with the shipping documents and a UPS account number to use to forward the instruments to Switzerland.
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.Edited by turbe - 1/4/13 at 11:12am