of the RioCar/Empeg-related repairs we perform
AC Power Jack-
player is no longer assuming appropriate "home"
and "car" settings the power jack may
the display nipple (small protruding piece of
glass on the right side of the display element)
is broken or only a portion of the display is
lit, you may need to have a replacement display
display appears "garbled" the fuses
may need to be replaced.
can reconnect broken traces
Cold Solder Joints-
solder joints pull apart from expansion, contraction
or strain. This is a known problem with RioCar
and Empeg IDE headers. If your player is reporting
that there is no hard disk found, this MAY be
the problem. The best way to tell is to open the
player and visually inspect the solder joints
to see if they appear intact.
the display is dark, one of the wires in the ribbon
cable may have been severed. The best way to find
out is to open the player and have a look at the
control is becoming erratic, the rotary encoder
driving it may need replacement.