I have a DCD-PRO300MKII that I have had for a little over a year now that I use about twice a month. After I had it for a little less than a year the left drive started stopping intermittently, it sounded like when a record skips. I sent it in and had it repaired under warranty. I have to say here that the service was excellent and I got it back in less than 2 weeks. The next gig we used it at, about an hour into the night the right drive started doing the same thing only this time it would do it every time you bumped the rack or if you turned the sound up over about 90 db (not an option), Good thing I have a spare cd player. I again sent it in to repair and this time they upgraded both mechanical assemblies and changed the control IC's. Again the service was excellent and the people were a pleasure to work with and they completed the repairs under warranty.
Today I got it back, it took about 4 weeks this time. I installed it in the rack and the right drive works fine but the left drive won't read the CD. I put the cd in and it runs for about 10 seconds and then says "no Disc" and stops.
My question is are these units often this unreliable? I am getting kind of discouraged here and am wondering if others have had problems like this. I guess I will call service again tommorow but I'm pretty bummed right now because I had intended to use it this weekend.