Some of you may remember me complaining a while back about my Kenwood KDC-9023R that ejected CDs and refused to play them? Well, I took it in and was quoted over R1000.00 for a new laser assembly unit - after only 400hrs playing time. I thought it was a ridiculous price, and Kei warned me with the quote, "As for the repair game, with all due respect there are quite a few sharks out there that will say X part failed and that's why we charge you R1000, meantime all he did was fix a dry solder joint". Seems this was so ...
I decided to collect the unit (I refused to pay to fix it) without them having fixed it (although they apparantly opened the unit) and decided that evening to connect it to have FM sound again. Outta interest I put in a CD and guess what? It plays all my CDs now!
I'm guessing it was an alignment problem that was corrected when moving the unit (unintentionally) or maybe it was a very minor problem that was fixed - and the guy thought I'd pay the money to fix it! Either way I payed nothing and the unit is working.
From now on I will be extra careful when it comes to repairs of any type.