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Old 09-23-2014, 06:28 AM
 
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Anyone know a reasonable place local to Reston/Herndon/Sterling or vicinity for repair (the arm is not properly loading discs and my troubleshooting has not been successful) of a compact disc changer (100 CD's)? Yes, I realize this is outdated technology however some of us still listen to CD's that aren't readily available elsewhere at times.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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Load the CDs into a computer and convert the songs to MP3. Otherwise just buy a new CD player as they are less than $30 on Amazon, no way you will find someone willing to repair for less than that.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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Load the CDs into a computer and convert the songs to MP3. Otherwise just buy a new CD player as they are less than $30 on Amazon, no way you will find someone willing to repair for less than that.
Ever the smarta$$, I was tempted to type out "Dad, is that you?" However, you may recall that MP3s are compressed audio. Although most of us can't tell the difference, it's possible that someone could on a high-end system, especially with types of music where tone and richness are paramount--e.g., string concertos. In fact, I don't listen to MP3s at all. One of these days I'll get a FLAC player.

The other thing is, if you have a lot of CDs, converting them to MP3 would take hours, even days.

I did some research a while back and found this place, in Falls Church: HiFi Heaven Repairs

Here's another place, in Springfield: http://www.musictechnology.com/

And in Burke: http://www.burkeelectronics.com/service.html

Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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You can still buy 100 disc CD changers on Amazon. Since these were discontinued years ago they are mostly used or refurbished. Buying one of these would be way less expensive then trying to get yours repaired. And I doubt you could even find a store that could repair it even if you wanted.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Anyone know a reasonable place local to Reston/Herndon/Sterling or vicinity for repair (the arm is not properly loading discs and my troubleshooting has not been successful) of a compact disc changer (100 CD's)? Yes, I realize this is outdated technology however some of us still listen to CD's that aren't readily available elsewhere at times.
Honestly the cost of repair may exceed the cost of replacement. You are seeking a microelectronics repair shop with experience fixing a product that might no longer be manufactured or exist as a new model! Perhaps look on eBay to see if you can find your old model? Or buy a new one?
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