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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
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Buy another working unit and start swapping boards one at time until you get it working to narrow down the issue to one board. I would start with the power components as it is likely the issue given symptoms. Once you narrow it down to a section, you can start search for who can fix it.

Worst case once you figure out what works, you can part out those for sale and recuperate your losses. The laser alone is worth good penny if it is healthy.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2022, 15:58 
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I was sitting after reading this having a late breakfast telling my wife as I'm laughing my a** off.

Sorry you paid 750-2500 for an 80 pound doorstop. I know that even the top end techs back in the day had trouble with these players.
Hope its something simple but you are totally SOL.

On another note, are you using a correct step down converter for this player or did the previous owner???
Could have jacked it that way and it keeps kicking into standby, also a gear could be jammed and making the player refuse to turn on.
You have a long road to slog through on this one, sorry.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2022, 17:46 
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Anyone here skilled with photoshop able to make a scene where a X0 is being used as a paperweight in a busy office environment?
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2022, 18:00 
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substance wrote:
I would start with the power components as it is likely the issue given symptoms.


I was thinking that as well based on the symptom even though that is still a guess.

If mikey is willing to take a chance, remove the power supply board and look for any leaking capacitors. If any are found (or not), replace all the caps and then see if that fixes it.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2022, 19:48 
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Anyone here skilled with photoshop able to make a scene where a X0 is being used as a paperweight in a busy office environment?

OMG if I get time in the next week I'll have to do this. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
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It happens when you buy electronics even if it's supposed to be in working order it can arrived damaged for whatever reason. It basically sucks. I do hope to get this working again even if I have a .5 percent chance I'll take it.

Yes I am using the correct transformer for the player. This player though is very hard to work on due to it's weight. You really need a good work bench for it.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
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Where are you located? And where (link) did you buy it? I happen to have experience in repairing these and *might* be able to assist.
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drewmanfu0 wrote:
Where are you located? And where (link) did you buy it? I happen to have experience in repairing these and *might* be able to assist.


I am in USA. Thanks for the offer and I'll consider but right now I don't really want to make it someones else's problem. I think the mainboard gave out on it I measured the power supply with a voltmeter and it's working. I also unplugged the psu cable to mainboard and it stayed on for longer than 2 seconds before shutting off. So it's likely the mainboard not turning on and the system shuts itself off. This is an expensive lesson learned glad I have a Mcintosh MLD-7020 to still use. Not my fault it arrived not in working order even if people want to joke about it on here. If it was a USA seller I would return it but since it's a Japanese seller I really don't want to pack it up and ship it back and pay the return shipping. No thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
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Where are you located? And where (link) did you buy it? I happen to have experience in repairing these and *might* be able to assist.


I am in USA. Thanks for the offer and I'll consider but right now I don't really want to make it someones else's problem. I think the mainboard gave out on it I measured the power supply with a voltmeter and it's working. I also unplugged the psu cable to mainboard and it stayed on for longer than 2 seconds before shutting off. So it's likely the mainboard not turning on and the system shuts itself off. This is an expensive lesson learned glad I have a Mcintosh MLD-7020 to still use. Not my fault it arrived not in working order even if people want to joke about it on here. If it was a USA seller I would return it but since it's a Japanese seller I really don't want to pack it up and ship it back and pay the return shipping. No thanks.



Take the partial return you mentioned earlier. You can probably sell it for parts and make up for the other half. The laser alone should be worth some good money.

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 01 Oct 2022, 15:43 
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Well I can't believe anybody would still be buying these in this day and age.
I love my LDs and have lower priced players but I see no reason to get into this format as a hobby now and even less if you have been collecting LDs
to bother with such an expensive player with no parts.

My R7G came from Japan or Taiwan over 15 years ago damaged in shipping, I got a partial refund but also had someone who could repair and parts at the time.
Would never take that risk again.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 02 Oct 2022, 05:22 
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This opinion is subjective. I agree in some places and differ in elsewhere. I don’t see much of a motivation to get into LDs. OP has other players which indicates that he is not newly into it. Where my opinion differs from yours is that if you must have LDs you must have a killer player and supporting equipment otherwise the format is way too far away from watchable against newer formats.

He seemed like a respectful person and kindly asked for help. I felt he didn’t deserve the jokingly attitude. He took it maturely and kept his politeness. I have read your posts for many years. I know you are a good guy and you don’t mean bad. He may not know that yet. That’s all.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2022, 14:05 
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substance wrote:
Where my opinion differs from yours is that if you must have LDs you must have a killer player and supporting equipment otherwise the format is way too far away from watchable against newer formats.


Agree but this is to watch what, 3 or 4 LDs and to never be able to watch again since your three thousand dollar player broke and can't
be fixed, that's IF you get it working and not arriving DOA.

The high end of this format is just way too risky, Duncan to my knowledge was the only one in the USA who could even
attempt to fix these.

Once he was DOA then these X0 / X9 players should have taken a major dive but now drewman says he may be able to fix, but still
no parts. Big Risk for today, 10 years ago OK but now nope not worth the risk.

Maybe Mikey gets my joke, maybe hes upset at me, he was asking for help but there is none on this player.
Even your answer to get another player is very hard when you just poured a grand into bricks, or really worse.

Bricks can build a house or repair this can't do either so it is more of a dust collector.

And Substance, you yourself said if I remember correctly, you haven't played LDs or even setup your system for a few years now???

Wish Mikey luck on it, but I think its unfortunately slim to none and both have left the building, but your other answer sounds best,
part the player out to those who have or need parts.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2022, 14:30 
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
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I have to agree. Buying an X-0 through the mail these days is a four digit $ gamble with nowhere near 50:50 odds. I’m absolutely not happy that this is the truth but it’s is very obviously the truth.
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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer HLD-X0 Review
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2022, 05:37 
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rein-o wrote:
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Where my opinion differs from yours is that if you must have LDs you must have a killer player and supporting equipment otherwise the format is way too far away from watchable against newer formats.


Agree but this is to watch what, 3 or 4 LDs and to never be able to watch again since your three thousand dollar player broke and can't
be fixed, that's IF you get it working and not arriving DOA.

The high end of this format is just way too risky, Duncan to my knowledge was the only one in the USA who could even
attempt to fix these.

Once he was DOA then these X0 / X9 players should have taken a major dive but now drewman says he may be able to fix, but still
no parts. Big Risk for today, 10 years ago OK but now nope not worth the risk.

Maybe Mikey gets my joke, maybe hes upset at me, he was asking for help but there is none on this player.
Even your answer to get another player is very hard when you just poured a grand into bricks, or really worse.

Bricks can build a house or repair this can't do either so it is more of a dust collector.

And Substance, you yourself said if I remember correctly, you haven't played LDs or even setup your system for a few years now???

Wish Mikey luck on it, but I think its unfortunately slim to none and both have left the building, but your other answer sounds best,
part the player out to those who have or need parts.


You saying it is time for the return of the risk chapter 3D?
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