I cant imagine, the repairs are probably $100 per hour labor? $50?
I send machine equipment out when I cant fix it myself and theres reasonable repairs and some are just sickening expensive and you try hard to find another repair shop for next time.
We leave all of our equipment on 24/7, its easier on it than powering up and down. The big surge of current is in the power up, once everythings online the current draw can be next to nothing. Usually fuses blow during power up,
Sometimes we power up one section at a time, reducing the “slam” of current draw which prevents the circuitbreaker/fuses from tripping out.
Stuff like this Star Trek Console would be unique and not just anyone can fix it, so thats a reality.
Yeah I have a $200 USB interface! ahaa daaang it would just go in the garbage…get a new one.
good luck JK!!! youve always got something big going on.
oh yeah another thing is the muffin fans go out…thats real common on powersupplys and then its overheat and boom shutdown…the fans are often $15…same on air conditioner compressors air cooled with fans.
Thats usually a cheaper fix and the fans bearings going out is really common.