Lexicon MC-1; DC-1 Power supplies

Has anyone else had a power supply die in their Lexicon MC-1, or DC-1 or 2?

It's happened to me twice now. They use what appears to me to be a pretty cheap switching power supply. Lexicon won't service these units for less than $600 (though for that they do a complete refurb). I had my DC-1 repaired a couple of years ago by local reputable shop and it cost $200.

I love the units for home theater. They sound great and are very user friendly for setup and control, but wonder about the reliability.

Am I just unlucky?
I found the power supply on Mouser.com for $51. It was a newer model than used originally in the MC-1, but the electrical output specs are the same. Works great!

are you using this ps for a MC-1 or a DC-something?

I'm wondering if I can use a new PS I bought from Pyramid to fix my DC-1 in a MC-1 that has a PS thats out.

Or buy this mouser PS for the broken MC-1.

thoughts or info?
Just joined the ranks (again) of a blown PS on a MC1. HINT --- LEAVE THEM ON STANDBY AND NEVER EVER UNPLUG THEM for as long as you can. The cold start is what kills them - but I am sure people have figures this out.

My first issue was repaired in Singapore and I have no idea what they did. Now, 5 yrs later. It has died again.

There is an earlier comment that installing the new PS (from Mouser or Lexicon) is like putting in a new HD. I read that to mean plug and play.

Can anyone confirm that? e.g. no soldering etc.?

Crwilli - you're correct on both counts - my PSU failed when I had a power outage and it came back on. You'll also notice that when first powered on there's a hi frequency squeal that it puts out for probably 20-30 minutes until it warms up I assume. This may be a hint.

Second - replacement is very my like replacing a hard drive except there's a few more screws to deal with. It any even it's a piece of cake unless you're a total DIY klutz.
Yes, and Yes. Two times I have lost the PS on my MC1. Most recently two weeks ago. However, it is an easy repair you can do with a phillips head screwdriver. Go to Mouser.com and buy this. Delivered it cost $49.

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