CDJ advice...
Old 26th March 2013
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CDJ advice...

Hey guys,

I'm seeking some advice. I have a pair of Pioneer CDJ 800MK2's. They are about 4years old. Moderate / regular usage. Only one repair about a year ago which was just a fuse to the LED's,

They have both stopped working. They no longer read CD's. Upon insertion, there is a slight grinding mechanism noise followed by an error message E-8301 ... which points to a laser issue.

I've been quoted $370 for new parts and labor to fix them both. I am a working DJ and need reliability.

Based upon this info.... what would you guys suggest? Pay the repairs, invest in a used pair (obviously risking wear and tear), or bite it and buy new??

Any help would be great... Thanks! - Tom.
Old 26th March 2013
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I don't think 370$ will get you very far in replacing them...

I would probably pay for the repair then sell fast and put towards getting a newer model with USB. Obviously a pretty big investment but I think it's worth it to replace with something newer, especially if it's going to continue being your job for a while.
Old 26th March 2013
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Sell them as described and 'As is'. Get a laptop and a controller.
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don't the 800s take usb? could you just use thumb drives?

then you don't even have to carry CDs to gigs
Old 8th April 2013
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don't the 800s take usb? could you just use thumb drives?

then you don't even have to carry CDs to gigs
Na, no USB in the 800 MK2's - I find CDJ displays hard to work with too.
Old 8th April 2013
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Sell them as described and 'As is'. Get a laptop and a controller.
This has been on my mind.... however, after looking at controllers, I can't seem to find any that feel close enough to ..... well, not even CDJ's.

Any controller in mind?
Old 8th April 2013
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