Electronics Repair Questions? Ask an Electronics Technician
Hello WelcomeI will give some advice when I know your in chat thanks
hello are you there?
How often do you use the unit and how old is it please?
Would like to use it more often if it worked properly. Used to used it 2-3 times per week.
The age of the unit it about 10~ years.
ok what you need to try first is this
laser lens cleaner
this will clean any oxidation on the lens
Do you want me to click on that link now?
i will let you have a look
however the laser doesnt last for ever and 10 years use would have taken its toll on the power of the laser its very likely the laser pen is failing
OK, I see what looks like a CD. How does it clean a lens?
you just insert it into the unit it has a brush on it sometimes more than one and it sweeps the lens of the laser, looks like an cd
You say the laser pen is failing. How expensive is that? Who can work on my stereo to repair it?
You need to understand that in the past 10 years audio has come a long way and to have your unit repaired wouldnt really be worth the expense,that is to replace the laser unit would be uneconomic
Necessarily, I can't try this cleaner without mail ordering and then trying it. That may take several days. Is my deposit held until I can determine if this fixes the unit or not?
it may be possible to turn the laser power up on your unit a tech may do this but eventually the laser will die
It was a relatively expensive unit and has great sound; can't believe it couldn't be fixed more cheaply than buying a new unit.
You ask questions we give answers if its a fix thats great but this isnt always the case
So what constitutes a satisfactory answer, which will then release my payment? My opinion? If I pay for advice that doesn't work ... that seems to not be satisfactory.
The answer is 1 If the cleaner doesnt work your laser has had it and it wont be worth fixing even the tech you potentially took it to would tell you this unless it was an adjustment to the laser power but as i say that would be temporary if the laser is dying you cant bring it back to life without replacement
Are replacements available? I did not take it to a tech, that's one of my questions, WHO is qualified to work on Aiwa stereo units in the state of MN, or in Fargo, or Grand Forks, ND?
So you really want me to say it can be fixed?its nothing to do with satisfactory this is the answer
Im not a magician!
Of course, none of are...for real.
their are no qualified aiwa techs that all finished 30 years ago lol
you need to take it if you want the power adjusting again if the tech agrees to an independant audio shop
one in your local vicinity
in yellow pages
30 years? Didn't think I was that old. The unit is only about 10 + years old.
OK, I guess. Thanks. Not the answer I was hoping for.
yes 30 years ago when all manufacturers had their own service staff
too expensive now
try the cd
OK. So now what?
its not gteed to work but it could be the lens dirty
10 years to have a unit is a credit but it wont last forever
I figured that there wasn't much that could be adjusted in there, being electronics and all.
I was hoping for replacement parts.
economic repairs that wont get to the cost of another unit is the way to go
no their may be a control in their and probably is that adjusts the laser power ie increases it
I guess we've gone where we can go. Finished?
replacing the laser isnt an economic option
if you are?
The unit was $600.
yes 10 years ago
which is like 1200 now
Thanks for your help. I'll try the cleaner
well its your call but i really cant see an equivalent unit to your costing $1200