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Beosound Century not reacting to remote

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Zwets
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Zwets posted on Thu, Sep 17 2015 9:15 AM

Hoping this post finds more people who read it as opposed to the workbench forum;

My Beosound Century has stopped responding to its remote functions after a power failure. I have tried Sound-1-Store and Soud-0-Store settings but no luck. The unit otherwise works fine. My Beo4 remote also works fine with other kit.

Any ideas?

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Stonk replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 1:09 PM

Zwets:
My Beo4 remote also works fine with other kit.

 

I'm confused. Did you try the Sound-1-Store via a Bl1000 or Beo4? I'm sure I read somewhere that someone with a similar problem got it going again with a BL1000.

If you have tried it with a BL1000 I would put the Century into test mode and even presetting the eeprom whilst in test mode. Probably won't help at all but worth a try.

Connect the unit to the mains outlet. Within 30secs press:

  • 2650 (standby 2650)

The display reads 8888 when the unit is in test mode.

Test mode is abandoned when pressing the standby button or disconnected from the mains.

Press 07 whilst in test mode for the presetting of the eeprom.

As mentioned, this is what I would try just to see if it helps.

 

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

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Zwets replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 1:13 PM

I initially tried on the keypad of the century itself, but have also tried with a Beolink 1000. I also tried it on a second Century I have and al works from the keypad and BL1000.

 

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Zwets replied on Thu, Sep 17 2015 2:05 PM

Tried the service mode and reset. No difference.

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I once had a century with a faulty IR-Receiver, otherwise fully functional.

I don't know how good you are in hardware / soldering.

And the chip named U2506 is a bit hard to get nowadays Sad.

Regards,

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Stonk replied on Fri, Sep 18 2015 11:16 AM

hemenex:
And the chip named U2506 is a bit hard to get nowadays

 

It's not THIS ONE is it?

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

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I also had a similar problem which was much easier to resolve.  There is a capacitor at the end of the IR board that's right at the end of the glass door, and somehow the door hit it and smashed the capacitor, breaking one of the leads.  Simple fix.  If the rubber pad that's supposed to be stuck on the end of the IR board is missing or damaged, the door can contact the capacitor and cause some damage.

good luck,

Bill

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hemenex replied on Sun, Sep 20 2015 10:22 AM

Stonk:
It's not THIS ONE is it?

nope, this one

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marexy replied on Thu, Sep 24 2015 6:23 AM

hi

i had the same problem.

Remote BEO4 not workong...ind than i do that :

Connect the unit to the mains outlet. Within 30secs press:

  • 2650 (standby 2650)

The display reads 8888 when the unit is in test mode.

Test mode is abandoned when pressing the standby button or disconnected from the mains.

Press 07 whilst in test mode for the presetting of the eeprom.

As mentioned, this is what I would try just to see if it helps.

And now remote +  CD player not working any more!!! ...thanks Sad ...now what to do ???

 

Professor David A Flynn JP
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I have a Century and found my Beo 1000 remote did not operate.  I tried it through the system itself but was to no avail.  However, what I did was hold the remote directly facing the stop button on the Century;   using the remote,  I pressed STOP first, then Sound-1-Store and it worked perfectly.  Mind you in saying this the 1000 does not have the strength to use too far away from the unit, whereas the Beo 4 Remote has a stronger signal.

I hope that this helps.

 

ProfDA

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Answered (Not Verified) marexy replied on Thu, Sep 29 2016 7:20 AM
Suggested by Bobby67

Hi

i just repair  2 pcs of Century with remote receiving problem.

both MK2.

and in the 90% they need to be change all 3  elect. capacitors at remote control PCB.

cost..1€ max :)

hope it hepls you..

 

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Zwets replied on Thu, Sep 29 2016 8:00 AM

Did you take any pictures? I would like to attempt this repair.

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marexy replied on Thu, Sep 29 2016 11:58 AM

On the PCB are only 3  ( ELKO ) capacitors ( 2x22uF 6,3v and 1x4,7uF 6,3v )

Change all 3 as thay are possibly dry.

hope you fix it :)

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Zwets replied on Wed, Oct 5 2016 9:12 AM

I am not super techinical. How do I get to the remote board?

marexy
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1. Remove glass pannel

2. Remove speaker frets

3. Remove CD playes front 

4. Remove cassete player front

5. pull out remote control PCB...

6. Change parts

7. put all  together in revers order

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjQbzjr2O_8

or ..you contact me on private msg here ...

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