Repair of units like the X5 are not cost effective. First no one will look at it for less then $100, and that assumes you deliver it to their door. Since units like the X5 have no parts available, you are left with salvaging from other units, and generally the defective part is such in all units. Best to move on. Might try the repair shop that recently did a repair on your VCR. But I digress. Crazy Sony auto-monsters should not be fed by any repair shop.