08-28-2010 11:40 AM
Ive just started to have this problem with my left speaker about a day or 2 ago so i came accross this thread regarding the caps.
Would anyone in the UK be willing to help me and change the caps and ill be happy to pay and post you the offending speaker?
Im lost with out my music
08-29-2010 04:19 PM
Hamishi: Thanks a million for your fix. I had the same problem with my rear right speaker...no sound and blinking red light.
I bought a soldering iron about 30 yrs. ago and finally got to use it.
Also, thanks to the guy who posted pictures. They were invaluable...sorry, but I don't have your post in front of me.
The speaker's light is solid blue and sounds like it should.
I could only find a 100uf 50v cap. , but it worked anyways.
09-12-2010 07:28 AM
I'm not so good with replacing capacitors and dont own a solder iron :s
I'm in East Sussex (UK) and was wondering if anyone knows of where I can either take it to get repaired/ replace capacitors or does anyone offer it here?
What kind of price are you looking at to get it fixed? I don' t mind having a bash but would rather not fk it up
09-16-2010 03:01 PM
Thank you for the information. I had the same problem with the rear right speaker. Followed your advice and it is working properly again.
Kudos also to Paradasm for posting the pic - that ensured I was on the correct board and made life much easier.
I'm a Brit living in Texas - got my 100mfd 16V caps at Frys Electronics for just over a dollar each. A bit expensive, but at least I didn't have to replace the whole system.
10-29-2010 03:45 AM
thank you very much for your expert advice. I replaced that two capacitors in both rear speakers as you recommended. I used 100 uF 16V from Maxcon and everything works fine again. It was for the first time I used soldering station, but it was not that complicated. The worse thing is to dismantle the speakers ...
Greetings from Prague and thanks a lot once again!
12-15-2010 01:58 PM
I ve the same Problem on both rear speaker, the red light is flashing (althoug not so bright) and there is no sound output.
So I changed the two Transistors (10V 100uF with two 16V 100uF) but the problem is still there...
The other Transistors visually look fine, I dont have here the equipment to mesure them.
Do you have another idea how I could fix it?
Thanks a lot for any help!!
01-02-2011 07:27 AM - edited 01-02-2011 07:36 AM
Been reading throught the whole thread and others like it.
My problem is somewhat different, since I don't have a flashing red led. My right rear speaker appears dead, so I opened it to see if I could find any visual problems inside it. When opened, I connected power to it and found that the led is blinking blue, although very weak, in fact so weak that it didnt make it through that little plastic part mounted at the front.
So with a very weak blue blinking led, what should I look for?
Will it even be useful to replace those capacitors everyone else has, or can the problem be something else?
I have soldered before, but I have no knowledge of how electronics work so finding the actual broken part would probably end up with replacing them all
Would love some tips on this if possible.