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My Sony Mini Fi Component System says it has a mechanical

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My Sony Mini Hi-Fi Component System says it has a mechanical failure. The model no. is MHC-GX355. I would like to repair it or replace it. How can I do that? I have speakers of my own if I can acquire the receiver. I want to play discs, tapes and radio.
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: The make is Sony. The model number is ***** I don
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It has been this way for a couple of months. We followed the troubleshooting instructions in the manual. The cover of the manual shows a date of 2005
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think it is basic...can it be repaired, somewhere. Can an equivalent newer model be purchased somewhere.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

How long ago did you buy the Sony device in question, please?

And would you be willing to send it off to Sony for repair, or would you prefer instead to take it to a local location for repairing?