Theta Digital Carmen2 dvd/cd transport issues
I have a mint condition (cosmetically speaking) Theta Digital Carmen 2 transport that is about 5 or 6 years old and having intermittent problems with the drawer assembly and laser. Called Theta and they not only don't make it any longer, but they do not offer repairs, or stock parts any more either. What a bummer! It's a great player and has served me well. Now it has "ghosts in the machine".
My question is this: does anybody out there have a place, or a favorite tech that still fixes these things? I really hate to dump it, and I hope there are still parts available out there somewhere so that I may be able to get it looked at/fixed. Unit plays properly about 1/2 the time. The rest of the time the drawer either won't open up when button is pushed...or it opens up all by itself when a cd is playing. Also starting to have some tracking issues. I bought it brand new from a Theta Digital dealer and love the way it sounds...been a great piece. Hoping that someone has had experience with aftermarket upgrades, mods, repairs?? Theta wasn't very encouraging and appologized for their inability to source parts/make repairs...so I'm looking outside the box for help from fellow Audiogoners. So if someone knows someone who does this type of repair work? would you please let me know so I can follow up. I recently purchased a Theta Digital COMPLI universal player and I really like it alot, works flawlessly. But I'de still like to get my Carmen 2 transport back up to snuff if at all possible. SO I am reaching out to the Audiogon community for ideas and informantion. Thanks in advance for your help.