01-14-2011 08:24 AM
just as our guarantee expired, our beloved Z-5500 refuses to be turned on. The control unit doesn't even show the red ring.
I hear it might be the fuse, so I did exchange the T2E on the subwoofer. I hear there is another that I could try out (I couldn't find any info on that, however)?
What else could I try?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
01-14-2011 09:52 AM
Do you know if the original fuse was blown or did you just change it and nothing was different?
If the original fuse was blown and the replacement also blew. You have an electronics failure in the sub.
01-14-2011 07:25 PM
i bought mine in Nov of 2007... and a few weeks ago i was getting random standby modes when watching movies or listening to music.. sometimes it would completly power off.. then it started to do the same but with no red ring standby mode or anything.. and it kept getting worse and worse.. then i noticed a couple of times there was a funny picture in the LED screen a couple of times the past week.. and today.. it died.. and the fuse is good.. even bought 2 new ones just to be sure..
sooo.. i just got of the phone with Logitech support.. after chatting with the guy and explaining the problem, sending him the receipt in an email.. 20 min later he tells me "i'm sorry but it's out of warranty and we don't sell individual replacement parts.. but we can offer you a new system for around 50% off.. around $200" i asked if that was with shipping and he said he wasn't able to tell me that information... so is there customs on that too...
**bleep**! he takes all my info.. tells me right from the start they'll send me out a replacement and then says the warranty crap and that they don't sell replacement parts... what a waste of time... at least offer me the chance to buy an replacement pod... sorry just pi**bleep**ed off that i need to spend $200 for a WHOLE new system when all i want is the control pod..
01-15-2011 03:42 AM
If I remember correctly. The T2E has a ceramic body and you can't see the fuse element. Do you have a test meter or maybe a friend who can measure the resistance of the fuse? It should be zero or close to zero Ohms.
01-15-2011 08:07 AM
I'll try to organize a friend with some equipment.
BTW, no, the T2E had a glas body, so I could see inside. And while the whole thing looked brand new, I am not sure that the wire goes into the middle thing of the base there (or even if it is supposed to do that).
Also, just to be clear: By "both fuses" I meant the old and the new one. As I said in the OP, I hear there is a second fuse to replace (?), but I did NOT mean that one since I would still like to know where it is (if it exists).
01-15-2011 03:44 PM
My mistake on the ceramic body.
If it is glass and you can see the metal element is in one piece. It is probably not blown.
If the glass was black and a silverish from the metal element blowing. That would be a short in the system somewhere.
04-29-2013 03:42 PM
I have the exact same problem. Its not the fuse I tested it with a known good fuse from my friends sub he has the same speaker system. The problem is with the power supply/transformer. I have been looking for a potential breakdown of the subwoofer to do my own replacement if possible. No such luck yet.