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Worth Repairing Old Receiver? 12 year old Yammy


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Sep 2, 2019
I have a Yamaha RX-A3000 receiver circa 2010 that has developed a high pitched whine out of its internals, I guess it's some kind of coil whine. This was the flagship receiver at the time. The issue is not only is it loud (audible from about 6 feet away), it's also a variable sound so it draws attention to itself. Otherwise it's a perfectly functional receiver. I have a newer Yamaha RX-V683 that's functional, but obviously a much weaker amp, being about 10 pounds lighter that I decided to switch it out to.

Is it even worth going to a electronics repair shop to have someone fix this issue or is the cost likely above resale value? I know repair costs are generally high for most things, I recall 10 years ago spending $800 repairing a receiver's power supply at an electronics shop that got knocked out during a power outage, but it was worth it to me at the time since it was an RX-Z11, an older flagship.

Is this something even worth repairing or best just dumping on craigslist and getting a newer receiver? I don't expect to need HDMI 2.1 on a receiver since it doesn't even work right now with VRR, I will run these HDMI 2.1 devices through the TV and just audio out to receiver.
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