Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Lester.
Unfortunately there really are no feasible repair options at all, local or otherwise.
This is such an old model (2005) that it is at about 3 times its expected service life at this point, all support is discontinued, there is no service documentation available, and there are no parts available for it.
Any repairs would be at the component level and the labor costs involved quickly negate the practicality of that.
You would pay more to fix this than you would to buy a whole new recorder with updated features and capabilities with a fresh warranty.
If you still wish to try repairs, I can help with some options, but again it would likely not be an economical investment. I can recommend replacement options if you'd like as well.
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