It is currently 16 Apr 2024, 20:51




 Page 1 of 1 [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: LaserDisc Repair Specialist list, Worldwide, let's start one
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2024, 20:04 
Honest fan
Honest fan
User avatar

Joined: 29 Jan 2004, 12:40
Posts: 85
Location: Switzerland
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 12 times
Wouldn't it be great if we could compile a list of all the Repair Specialists by Continent, Country or Region?

I wouldn't know anyone in my Region.

Last time I had a player repaired, Pioneer Switzerland still existed and even after a botched repair atempt by the engineer (he killed the spare Laser Assembly) it needed to be send to Japan to be repaired.
And they told me never to bring in a player again.

That's not possible anymore.

and who want's to send their player all over the world, we all know how well
the packages are treated nowadays.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LaserDisc Repair Specialist list, Worldwide, let's start
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2024, 22:19 
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
User avatar

Joined: 14 Jan 2010, 09:44
Posts: 5978
Location: Ann Arbor
Has thanked: 1280 times
Been thanked: 1099 times
I know like maybe 3 LD guys on the entire planet if I include myself…and I don’t. They’re all in the US. I don’t think this is a bad idea for a list, but it won’t be very long…
_________________
All about LD care, inner sleeves, shrink wrap, etc.

https://youtu.be/b3O-vHpHRpM
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LaserDisc Repair Specialist list, Worldwide, let's start
PostPosted: 29 Feb 2024, 10:22 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 4548
Location: Tokyo
Has thanked: 294 times
Been thanked: 1144 times
nidi wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if we could compile a list of all the Repair Specialists by Continent, Country or Region?


It's been tried several times and the list gets shorter each time...

Anyone in the USA Still Repair/Refurb players?
Hello, need LD repair
Pioneer laserdisc repair locations
New (not really) Laserdisc Repair Service?

The 2 best experts with the best knowledge are here on the forum (krbahr and grasshopper).

But we keep compiling all tips and tricks in Technical questions, Repair, Troubleshooting, Advices and on each device details page.

Pioneer Japan closed down their last repair center end of 2020, the spare parts were either scrapped or given to "friends and colleagues" as I've seen some lots of refurbished optical blocks surface on YAJ from time to time.

Julien
_________________
HARDWARE DATABASE
HLD-X0/9 LD-S9 OPPO 105/205 SL-1200G
LDD-1 MSC-4000 R2144 PONTUS II C45 MC257
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LaserDisc Repair Specialist list, Worldwide, let's start
PostPosted: 31 Mar 2024, 23:34 
Honest fan
Honest fan
User avatar

Joined: 07 Apr 2019, 00:41
Posts: 84
Location: United States
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 30 times
I am located in Michigan and have serviced Pioneer, Sony and a few Panasonic players. I have a variety of calibration discs including the elusive Sony 8" disc and test jig.

5 X0's calibrated and too many Sony's to count.

I don't keep parts around so if you have a dead player it might be a good idea to source a parts unit before contacting me.

I hate the idea of shipping because nobody in the US could care less about your player than the shipping companies.

Turnaround time is usually 2-3 weeks since I do have a day job, kids, and my wife has SMA requiring plenty of assistance.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LaserDisc Repair Specialist list, Worldwide, let's start
PostPosted: 01 Apr 2024, 15:14 
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
User avatar

Joined: 14 Jan 2010, 09:44
Posts: 5978
Location: Ann Arbor
Has thanked: 1280 times
Been thanked: 1099 times
I need to get in touch with you soon about a player or two. If I’m lucky enough to live within driving distance of two LD repairmen I should really having something on both of their benches.

What would you rather fix first? A 604, a 503, or an LD-W1? The W1 is actually the closest to perfect, just needs some mechanical gear synchronization of some sort. It plays sides 1 and 3 but doesn’t clamp hard enough when it’s upside down so can’t play 2 and 4.
_________________
All about LD care, inner sleeves, shrink wrap, etc.

https://youtu.be/b3O-vHpHRpM
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LaserDisc Repair Specialist list, Worldwide, let's start
PostPosted: 01 Apr 2024, 18:44 
Honest fan
Honest fan
User avatar

Joined: 07 Apr 2019, 00:41
Posts: 84
Location: United States
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 30 times
signofzeta wrote:
I need to get in touch with you soon about a player or two. If I’m lucky enough to live within driving distance of two LD repairmen I should really having something on both of their benches.

What would you rather fix first? A 604, a 503, or an LD-W1? The W1 is actually the closest to perfect, just needs some mechanical gear synchronization of some sort. It plays sides 1 and 3 but doesn’t clamp hard enough when it’s upside down so can’t play 2 and 4.

I have a LD-W1 parts machine available with a good clamping mechanism. Feel free to reach out anytime.
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 6 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: