Audio Research Dim Read-out on the CD-3 display............


Does anyone have any first hand knowledge on the dim readout on the function screen of the Audio Research CD-3 ..........You can hardly read it ???    The cost to repair ???  Any easy fix  ???          THANKS
autospec
"Un-dim it"       Mr. Miller , you are just what we need........A person that has nothing to offer and no one to talk to.........Will
Why wouldn't you just contact AR.
Jaybe:     I would if I could get anyone to answer the phone........But that's not the case...........
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Well here's the deal from the powers at Audio Research.....The read out panel does go out on these CD-3's with time.........The new panel is 50.00, but they will no longer sell parts to anyone, other than a Audio Research dealer.....But they will repair it for 300.00 plus shipping both ways, which in my case about 55.00 each way.......The Italians that now own Audio Research would like that money to go back home, and I don't mean USA........That's my story 
An obvious question, but can you ask a AR dealer to order it for you? Or is the dealer also going to ask for another $100 to do so?
autospec OP

If your just a little mechanical (ie can you change a tap washer) you can replace this yourself for $70. Just 4 screws and 3 push-on connectors.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Audio-Research-CD-Player-VFD-Display-Board-PWB668B-CD1-CD2-CD3-/112840640305
I would say to the seller, if it works fine, if not a refund has to be done. 

Cheers George