If you need service on an AKAI product - including Discontinued products, these guys are EXCELLENT.
They did an amazing, very involved repair on my Deep Impact pedal, which I thought was beyond repair.
After seeing the unit they will tell you up front what is wrong and what the work will cost.
Definitely call them and describe the problem. If its a known problem that's not repairable, they'll tell you over the phone. http://www.vstservice.com/t-serviceandrepair.aspx