An electronics repair shop?

DVD player tray openMartin emails:

Our 5-disc DVD player / stereo system just stopped working one morning. It's chock full of borrowed DVDs of course...
Do your readers have a recommendation on electronics repair places?

We've had similar questions in the past, and the answer that often popped up was Lake Electronics on Central Ave -- and with good results, apparently. Unfortunately, Lake closed last year after 60 years in business.

So... anyone got a new suggestion for Martin? Please share!


Unless you have high end components, the service/repair charge for something like this may be cost prohibitive. You are better off taking the repair money and putting it toward a brand new component.

Typically all components like this have an area you can insert the end of a paper clip or something small to manually open the tray. Right in front. Then at least you can get the DVDs out and buy something new.

I somehow hadn't heard that Lake Electronics had closed.. That's a loss to the region. Wow!

I can highly recommend Stereo Workshop in Halfmoon/Clifton Park. 1471 Rt 9, in same plaza as Fred the Butcher. Phone is 371-3073. Cash or check only though, no plastic.

If you are adventurous, bring it down the Center of Gravity (CoG) in Troy and have a go at fixing it yourself!

Liberteks on Western Ave in Guilderland did a great job my smartphone. I know they work on computers, maybe they'll fix a DVD player?

I am wondering if any of your readers have ever had a dehumidifier repaired in the Albany area. It sounds like Lake Electronics, which unfortunately closed, may have been an option. I fear it's one of those disposable things that is more cost effective to buy new than repair and my research has led me to believe the shelf life for dehumidifiers is not long. But I have two fairly new dehumidifiers and neither are working for me this dehumidifying season. I would much rather repair them than buy a new one. Any ideas readers?

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