I wrote a thread awhile ago about a problem with my fiberstars and the company would not sell me the parts and said that I had to purchase a new unit.
I decided that if I was going to have to purchase a new unit that I would take the old one apart and see if I could fix it before I purchased the new unit. I am here to tell you that I found all the parts online and purchased them for under $50 including shipping and fixed my illuminator last night and it works perfectly. The wires are not nice and organized like they come from the factory but I don't care. I purchased the capacitor from capacitor king and the ignitor from venture lighting. This replacement parts were identical to the parts in the illuminator. I mean make, model, supplier as well as the sticker on the side of the part were the same. Don't let corporate american fool you into purchasing new stuff when you can fix it lots cheaper. I replaced the ignitor because fiberstars said that that was what my problem was. In fact the ignitor was fine but I cut the lead off to close to the casing to splice it back so I had to purchase another one. I could have fix this for under $25 had I not listen to fiberstars. I guess if fiberstars reads this post I can count on getting a visit from from underwriters laboratory.