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JC
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JC posted on Fri, Mar 22 2019 11:28 AM

Mate of mine needs the above repairing, anyone know of anywhere? Local preferred West Yorks!

 

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   Jonnie

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Saint Beogrowler
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Personally, I’d just replace it with a comparable B&O system.
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JC replied on Fri, Mar 22 2019 3:29 PM

Agreed but he doesn't have the finances to do so.

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Would that B&O sold such a product, at such a price... At USD $225 for a new one, you'll be hard pressed to find someone in the UK who will work on it economically. If it has been repaired before, bin it -- a used one on fleabay will cost less than the 1.0 hour bench fee. If it has never been repaired before, get any cowboy to remove the power supply screen/cage and replace the largest electrolytic capacitor underneath, and pray that was all you needed. Otherwise, bench fee to diagnose and repair: back to uneconomical... Note: In the USA, the Bose reps over the telephone provide straightforward price quotes for flat-fee repair -- which pricing was not totally out of line, for a very old LifeStyle system. Try calling their UK service number, maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised?

[[Edit: Urgh, sorry, forgot about multiple models.  The newer Solo (5, small one) has an external power supply.  But that's still where I would start: see if the DC power output is what it should be.  Replacing it will be the only truly cheap repair.]]

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