I owned one of these when they were current. Very unreliable then. After all these years I can't imagine it's worth the time and expense to revive.
Yes, I know that reliability was a problem for these transports. I certainly will not dump a great deal of money into any repair attempt because my goal is not to achieve some audio miracle. However, I will spend a reasonable amount of time in this regard since I enjoy working on electronics (which is what I do for a living) and take satisfaction in accomplishing a repair, particularly one that presents a challenge such as this. Otherwise, I fully agree with you. Thanks for responding.
I owned one when it first came out. Was a great design if it worked. Sounded great when it worked. Bought it new and the dealer sent it out numerous times to fix because it would not read certain cd's. AA could not fix it with their life and gave me a new DDS2 which was also a pig.
If you own one, good luck getting it to work. Was a nightmare.