Do Old CD Players Require Servicing Like Amps?


I was just wondering whether CD players that have 15 years in them(or more) need to be serviced since the capacitors, transistors and/or some other parts may have reached their life span thus affecting performance. As far as I know, old amplifiers need servicing once in a while as worn out caps will degrade sound quality. Any advice would be appreciated.
ryder
Old CD players can be run until they die. Resurrecting them is bad.. Do you REALLY want a zombie playing your music.
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IMO if it plays leave it alone. or, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The LASER has a ten-year lifespan (give or take).
If it ain't broke don't fix it. If it is don't fix it either unless very expensive unit.
If it's broke, you may not be able to find parts to fix it ! I got belts for my Marantz CD-94, but then the laser went bad -- and well, the laser assembly wasn't available, bummer.

With all that's going on with Digital, when broken... just replace it. The result will be much better.

Or consider pc based music which can be still better.
More so; any component with moving parts (disc drives, tape decks, etc) will require more service than an amp (unless the amp is poorly designed, incorrectly biased or RoHS compliant!).

SACD's laser averages 2-4 years (at least for Sony and Philips mechanism's. No idea so far about Esoteric SACD mech's.
one minor note. lasers are not all the same. the fail rate is, all things equal, a function of output power. More output, faster to fail. Systems that are read only and simple as possible will last the longest (read, many thousands of hours. maybe 10K or more??) Lasers that are called upon to write material put our more juice and will not last as long. Should you have a laser that also writes labels as in many PC's it will go faster still. I'll bet SACDs are high density and hence lower wavelength and higher energy so they don't last as long (just a guess). Even if you could easily send it for refirb it's likely not worth it.
Simaudio.....10 year warranty!!!

Bryston......20 year warranty (at least on all their other equipment)!!!

Pepe
Pepe

From the Bryston website:

Bryston analog audio circuits are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for twenty (20) years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labour.

Bryston Digital circuits and cables are warranted for five years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labour.

Bryston products having motorized moving parts, excluding motorized volume controls, are warranted for three years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labour.