So. I posted this on another audio forum and hoping someone here can assist. For those of you who may have seen this elsewhere I apologize.. So this is my first post. I normally don't do this type of posting, but have been a benefactor of those who do post and learned a great deal through reading other post. I have an extensive background in electronics and worked at an audiophile store during my college years. (late 70's, early 80's) Like most people, work and raising a family took precedence. (40 years in the electronics industry, last 20 was spent teaching electronics) So fast forward, I'm retired and the audio bug hit's again! I recently picked up a "starter" unit, based on recommendations and research, an Onkyo A-9010,..Wow! Things have changed in 40 years! In a good way... Now the bad parts..(ha! Pun!) I had read of issues with the volume control and I now have that issue.. No problem, I can fix that..NO I CAN'T! Only if I can buy the part can I fix that. I identified the faulty part, designated 25-3 Volume pcb in the service manual, (it's actually a pcb with the volume potentiometer, with an electric motor on the back side) that just plugs in front control board. It is part number COP12710C-3. From what I can gather this has been the achilles heel, of an other wise steller value in the Onkyo A-9010. I will spare you the agony of my call to Onkyo, to the local service center and all the reasons (which I understand) that a "normal" person is not allowed to purchase parts. I'm looking for a Christmas Miracle! Anyone out there that can help? Someone know someone, that is wiling to help. We use to live in a world that you could buy parts and repair things..Otherwise, I think I made a mistake.. But I am a quick learner....Hope this either helps me, or someone else.. There has been some other questions and post.. I not post those here unless they are relevant to the discussion..