Repairing that piece of HT / Hifi kit: tips and info
Since I had my own fair share of experience, just starting a thread to collate info on repairs:
- types of repairs
- people who do it
- how to go about trouble shooting
When you buy something:
Keep / Scan the receipt
These days, the companies may ask you to fill up an online form
If you don't send it in, the warranty may not work
Check that the warranty is transferable or that your seller is willing to send it in for you - usually it's someone you know or is reliable
For second hand items:
Do check the history of the items, whether parts are available and for how long.
Eg Marant CD players like the CD 63 and it's derivatives have transports that can break down, but parts are relatively easy to find.
Likewise for Oppo transports, although it may be harder for the older models.
Other items require you to go back to the makers, which can be costly.
List of people who do repairs:
Wizardofoz: amps / circuits / Emotiva items
Mivec: CD transports
Martin Audio, 175, Bencoolen Street, #01-47, Burlington Square
Memory Lane, B1 Adelphi
Adrian (mobile: 92281304)
Memory Lane. No.1, Coleman Street. #B1-11, The Adelphi. Singapore 179803. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
There's Mr Ho 93520850 from HWZ in case you need a contact ..http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/96780239-post559.html
It's not cheap if it's out of warranty, so getting a 5 year warranty is useful..
But if it's an old out of warranty unit, unless it's a simple chip/circuit issue, it may be better to buy new..
For AV amps, these things are like PCs, so resetting the CPU might sometimes work..
Each model has their own sequence of buttons to press, but it's worth a try.
I have no financial interest or other interests in any of the items / events I write about.