Linn Genki- was working fine. One evening I went to play a CD and the display was blank and not responding to any buttons pressed. The LED next to the power button still lights green.
Hi KenThat's tough luck!
I am gonna make a wild guess that the capacitors in the power supply section have dried up and failed.
Are you any good with a soldering iron?
If you are they are relatively easy to replace.
I can walk you through.
Other than physical checks (look for Swollen/bulging top) you can check for faulty in-circuit electrolytic capacitors with an ESR meter.Is there anyway i can check the capacitors before unsoldering them?
I think this is beyond my capability! I'm worried I'll end up killing myself. But good to know it looks like you found what the issue is!Change all four for good measure.
The led gets its power from somewhere else.
The caps, are for switched mode section. The leaking cap is a good sign!
be careful , again they may have few hundred volts in them.
Discharge them using a chunky 1K ohm resistor for a few seconds, then short them out.
Order your capacitors first, making sure they are the right physical size too!
I am pretty sure, you will get it going.