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  • in reply to: BeoLink PC2 and Beo4 Remote on MacBook Pro Early 2015 #6872
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    Have you set the PC2 to the correct Option?  CONFIG then Advanced Tab according to the manual (P6 of Installation Guide), and I think you should be in Option 2.

    (And Welcome to the Forum! 😀)

    in reply to: Beolink 5000 E-Ink screen repair / mod #6869
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    Hi Pilatomic,

    In my experience Beo4 screens do fail, but replacement is actually quite straightforward because connection to the PCB is via a little rubber ‘contact strip’ – a replacement strip is provided with the new screen.  There’s no soldering or anything complicated.  There’s a replacement thread on the old forum but the photos have yet to re-appear: https://archivedforum2.beoworld.org/forums/p/21827/180453.aspx#180453

    I did read a post that B&O were going to stop making/supplying new Beo4 screens, but I didn’t have any problems getting hold of some recently. (EDIT:  It was David656’s post just above that I’d read! 😊)

    in reply to: Beocenter 7007 fixable? #6823
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    It could probably be fixed but it would be a bit of a bodge; it would be difficult to provide enough strength to a repaired circuit board such that the Line In/Out socket could still be used without it breaking again.

    If it were mine I would look for a replacement PCB from a ‘donor’ unit and replace – or get someone qualified to do so.

    I think Beoparts may have the whole connecter panel for sale so you may wish to contact them: https://beoparts.com/2016/05/27/connector-socket-bay/

    in reply to: MCL2P and Beovox rear surround speakers #6801
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    Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished setup!

    In my opinion the use of MCL2Ps (or Beolink Passives) with passive speakers (either Beovox or non-B&O alternatives) is often overlooked in B&O setups.  It can bring some great advantages, not least the ability to site a speaker without worrying about mains power, and only having to hide a relatively thin two-core speaker cable.  It’s also an ideal solution for safety reasons in bathrooms or outdoor setups.  Beolink Passives can also be purchased relatively cheaply, usually from systems that have been stripped out.

    in reply to: BeoSystem 4 Auxiliary In #6799
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    I have not used this supplier but here’s a cable: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134055567663

    Add one of these for RCA: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123024786244

    Otherwise I am pretty sure that B&O supply a mini 9-pin to SCART plug/socket – see the following details (with part numbers) from the Beolink Handbook (click image for larger picture):

    scart mini av

    Then if needed your could stick one of these on the end of the SCART: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333261656955

    in reply to: Beocentre 9500 Outputs #6798
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    Great point trackbeo – I would definitely try a cable change first as a possible (probable?) solution. Also don’t use your stand alone pre-amp – it’s not needed.

    Here’s the type of cable to which trackbeo referred: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284178585525

    (That’s not a specific supplier recommendation – I just did a quick search on eBay!)

    in reply to: Beocentre 9500 Outputs #6791
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    Have you tried connecting your turntable directly to the BC9500’s phono socket (without adding your pre-amp)? What happens then?

    in reply to: Beocentre 9500 Outputs #6787
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    The Beocenter 9500 shouldn’t need a pre-amp as it has one built in for the phono input. But I would expect an overloaded/distorted output with 2 RIAA pre amps, not low sound.

    Also, this doesn’t explain why it doesn’t work when connected to AUX. Does the Beocenter work in all other respects, and have you tried another source into Aux?

    in reply to: Beosound 1 cd problem #6724
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    Mine does exactly that but only for some CDs, so I put up with it! I found it works best with older CDs from my collection, for some reason. Have you tried a variety of CDs? Was a CD inserted when you ran test mode (I think it should be).

    An un-educated guess would be problems with capacitors on the servo board – this it what causes similar disc-reading problems in other B&O CD players. Hopefully someone with Beosound 1 experience will be able to help further.

    The service manual isn’t much help as it just recommends board replacement!

    in reply to: MCL2P and Beovox rear surround speakers #6723
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    Yes that should work. The MCL2P would take both L and R rear signals from the TV and send to the respective speakers. I think you’ll need a Powerlink Mk2 cable between TV and MCL2P in order to get power on/off and muting.

    I don’t think you’ll find BeoVox3000 in the BV7’s speaker menu, so you’ll have to experiment with other speaker choices to get the best sound, at an appropriate level.

    in reply to: Beovision 7-40 Speaker Converting to Wifi / Bluetooth #6702
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    I wouldn’t discount a Playmaker. You can pick these up quite cheaply second-hand and they of course have built in trigger for Powerlink speakers via an RJ45 to PL cable.

    in reply to: new product: Balenciaga X Level[? A1?] #6683
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    ^ Thanks to trackbeo for bringing in details from the other two (now closed) Balenciaga threads. Next time we have duplicate threads I’ll instead try ‘merging’ them to bring content together. Apologies to MM and Mr10Percent for not doing so in this case – I’m new to this moderation business! 😀

    in reply to: Not that I understand the purpose, but… #6673
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    I’ll close this thread so that future comments can be placed in a single thread (with the product name in the title) here: https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/topic/new-product-balenciaga-x-level/

    I do realise that this thread is placed in ‘General Discussion and Questions’, and the other in ‘Beoworld People and Lifestyle’, but this niche product would seem more suited to the latter! PM me if you disagree!

    Thanks for your understanding 😀

    in reply to: Another cutting edge product #6669
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    I just formatted the above post just so that the quote was separated from the post!

    I assume that the post above was tongue in cheek, but the fact that we have three threads on the same subject does reduce the forum’s usefulness somewhat!

    TBH, I favour trackbeo’s initial post because he had the good sense to include the product name in the title. The two subsequent threads brought content and comment that should have been added to the first.

    I’ll close this thread now.

    in reply to: Beovision 7 LED – LCD Panel disassamble? #6658
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    Can you find a part number somewhere, search for another brand TV in which the panel is used and then find a YouTube video to explain dismantling the panel itself?

    I have just dismantled the panel in a edge-lit Samsung 32″ TV to try to fix a backlighting problem. In my case it’s actually unrepairable as the light diffuser sheet is cracked giving internal reflections. If it had simply been an LED problem it would have been an easy fix, hence well worth attempting.

    In the Samsung I had to disconnect a couple of ribbon connectors from the timing controller to the LCD screen, unclip all around the screen and then the LCD panel simply pulled away to expose the LED edge strip (and diffuser sheet behind).

    I couldn’t find my exact model, but here’s an example of one of the many videos that I referred to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h433tokO1U

    EDIT: This video was also quite useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77tymvTJDxo

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by Guy.
    in reply to: CD 5500 running hot! left side near back #6602
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    Funny that I should still appear as a bronze member Guy, by the way 🤔

    I’ll raise it to Keith – I think there has been a fair amount of manual input required regarding membership status on transition to the new forum.

    EDIT: Now sorted thanks to Keith!

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Guy.
    in reply to: CD 5500 running hot! left side near back #6598
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    Thanks guys! I will reference the schems. It’s 117v, North America version I found some circuit board pics here, too: http://lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/REFERENCES/Bangandolufsen/Bang%20&%20Olufsen%20CD5500%20CD%20player.html I see some caps and those 2 large things that look like solonoids?

    The full CD5500 service manual (incl 120V US version) is available on the site for Silver and Gold members, if that helps!

    https://beoworld.org/manuals.asp

    in reply to: World’s best B&O collection – 1,000 items! #6410
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    Great video thanks Steve! 😀

    I suspect that I have nearly as many Beocoms – lots of charity shop ‘finds’ from when I lived in Denmark!  The rest of my B&O collection sadly doesn’t compare … 🙁

    in reply to: using remote for Radiostations? #6408
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    ^ You actually only need to add V.SETUP.  It will only be available when on a ‘video’ source (TV, DTV, V.MEM or DVD), hence the need for the blocking procedure mentioned above.  The other sub-options (TUNE etc) are added automatically.

    Hence if I add V.SETUP to one of my Beo4s, and when on a video source press LIST to show V.SETUP and then press GO.  Pressing LIST again will then cycle through TUNE, PICTURE, STORE, CLEAR, BASS, TREBLE, LOUDNSS and S.STORE.

    EDIT:  For completeness and future reference:  In a similar manner, you can add A.SETUP which (for audio sources) will give you just BASS, TREBLE, LOUDNSS and S.STORE.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Guy.
    in reply to: Activate Camera input on BV6-23 with Beolink 1000 #6280
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    As far as I know CAMERA is not possible using BL1000.  The Camera socket is suppose to ‘auto sense’ and switch to that input, but I never got that to work on my BV6-26 or 6-23.

    Any chance that you could move the Nintendo to the DVI/PC input and then access using BL1000 by pressing  SHIFT then STORE?

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