My Boss BR-900CD - one of my longest-serving pieces of gear - appears to have finally given up on me after near-daily use for 10 years
It has been nailed to its perch for some time now, I suspect. Running on mains using the original Boss adapter, it had to be power-cycled several times before it would operate fully (LCD would flicker, CD would try to spin up, and then it would prompt me to "Power Down" - repeat a few times, and you'd be good to go).
Now, it doesn't flicker at all - no power, no output, nothing.
So, the dilemma - try and get it repaired, or buy a replacement?
I rarely use it for recording these days, but it's nice to have the option. However, any recording is limited to putting down something to play over at home only (a chord sequence for soloing, etc).
For the most part, it's main use is for the built-in drum patterns which I use to practice songs to (building the tempo for new songs I'm covering, etc). Even then, I only use two patterns - one for straight 4's, one for a swung pattern (at varying tempos).
I don't particularly want to fork-out several hundred quid for a full replacement when I'm only using it for two drum patterns, so any recommendations on a low-cost alternative (I have a digital click-click metronome for the meantime, but I can't cope with that on a long-term basis)?
Or, has anyone had similar experience with a BR-900 and care to offer a potential fix? I can imagine that only one small part may have failed but having someone diagnose and replace that may prove relatively expensive (and, sadly, it's not work which I'd undertake myself). I work with folk who could probably undertake the fix for me, but they might not want to spend a few hours on a diagnosis.
Thanks in advance!