I have one of the originals, and it stopped working. No sound no nothing. I took it to a repair shop in Portland. They said it was just the switch. 5 months later, and just about no use at all, it was dead again and I was out $45.00. Its been sitting here for well over 7 years now. Since they have reissued it and you can snag one for a beer over $100 on ebay, is it worth rolling the repair dice again?