They tell me that capacitors have dried out on all channels and that it will be too expensive to swap them out, so it needs a new motherboard, which will cost me around 800 GBP excl. vat. Which is way more than I hoped to invest in getting this up and running. Doesn't it seem strange that the caps should dry out on a box that was released around 10 years ago? I don't have any gut shots here seeing that my box is in England at the moment, but I found some online. Do you think that it would be possible for me to recap it somehow, or does it not use off-the-shelf components?
Just one note, I can guarantee you that not all caps dried out, if AMS UK really did some troubleshooting in your unit and if it's true that the fault is from electrolytic capacitors then not all them went wrong, but it's better to replace them all anyway.But saying capacitors dried out in all channels could be also an excuse to not wanting to have the trouble to troubleshoot a pcb, and you just say "capacitors are bad you need a new board", so it can happen that you replace all the caps and the problem is not solved.