|At the level of a Repair-Shop, PCB repair is viable -- both technically and financially. Moreso, in Delhi (India) we have markets (like Bhagirath Palace, Chandni Chowk) where one can buy electronic parts in wholesale (in much smaller quantities than a Corporate normally buys) and also in retail (albeit at a little higher price). |
Moreso, we can always cannibalise -- if we have two or more DVDs whose DIFFERENT components are non-functional, we can retrieve and reuse the working parts as replacements into one of the DVDs.
In India, the cost of a new DVD (e.g. Sony) is so much that it cannot be described as ‘disposable’ peripheral, viz. Rs. 1300 (INR).