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  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    Ok....FINALLY some concrete feedback. My friend was taking his tv to be repaired and I tagged along and brought the amp section of the Beolab with me. They kindly tested the standby transformer for me and it is in dead!! So basically a new transformer is what I need! Thank you to everyone though who took such interest in my problem in true Beoworld style! Very greatful! Now I just need a replacement transformer!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Tue, Nov 27 2012
  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    Soren I'll give it a good clean as suggested. I've left the bridge wires on. Unfortunately although I have a multimeter I haven't really used it so I wouldn't know how to check for shorts.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    I cleaned the board and I was mistaken. There is solder on those tracks. At no point do the tracks or solder touch each other. I then soldered a wire between the points as suggested but the Beolab is still dead. I live in Durban which is on the Coast of SA and is extremely humid in summer. I am quite near the beach. All I can think now that it must be the standby transformer! So complicated all this lol!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Underrated and Overrated

    [quote user="Peter"] [quote user="BenSA"] I really like the Beomaster 6000 Quad. Maybe its not the best souding but it does still sound really good. I think its a favourite often beacause its an amazing design especially for the year it was launched. Its a one of a kind design even for B&O. I sold my 4400 and kept my 6000 quad (Both Mint). I bet Peter will have a look of horror on his face when he reads this!!!!!! [/quote] Not surprised at all - I have kept my 6000 for exactly
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    Its not solder spots. I am the first person to open the speakers since they left the factory. There are no solder spots at all. The foam was collected against that part of the board. Its almost as if the traces swelled? They have also oxidised in places...ie..gone green. The pic was after I actually cleaned them. I can bypass the tracks by using wires but will that stop the short or will I have to make sure that the tracks are removed in that section? I'm not sure exactly what to do ( as usual
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Underrated and Overrated

    I really like the Beomaster 6000 Quad. Maybe its not the best souding but it does still sound really good. I think its a favourite often beacause its an amazing design especially for the year it was launched. Its a one of a kind design even for B&O. I sold my 4400 and kept my 6000 quad (Both Mint). I bet Peter will have a look of horror on his face when he reads this!!!!!!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Your B&O story

    [quote user="elephant"] [quote user="BenSA"]I then kept in eye out in SA and ended up buying several Beograms and Beomasters including the 80's Beolab 8000 series with M150 speakers, Beosystem 5000, Beosystem 6500, RL 140's, Beomic, A8's...the list carries on. The latest is The Beolab 8000 speakers which I never thought I'd ever get hold. My nickname is B&OBen lol!![/quote] Goodness Ben ! I never realised before you were such a serious collector ... you should
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    [quote user="solderon29"] Before you go to all the cost and hassle of replacing the transformer(BL8000)have a close look at the pcb lower section.I've had a couple of BL8000's with hairline cracks in the printed circuit,resulting in completely dead units.I don't know about the BL4000,praps a different board? Nick [/quote] Now I am concerned about what you have said. When I opened the unit a lot of the foam and perished and was piled up at the bottom covering the board. The rotted
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    [quote user="solderon29"] Before you go to all the cost and hassle of replacing the transformer(BL8000)have a close look at the pcb lower section.I've had a couple of BL8000's with hairline cracks in the printed circuit,resulting in completely dead units.I don't know about the BL4000,praps a different board? Nick [/quote] Now I am concerned about what you have said. When I opened the unit a lot of the foam and perished and was piled up at the bottom covering the board. The rotted
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
  • Re: Beolab 8000 dead end!

    [quote user="solderon29"] Before you go to all the cost and hassle of replacing the transformer(BL8000)have a close look at the pcb lower section.I've had a couple of BL8000's with hairline cracks in the printed circuit,resulting in completely dead units.I don't know about the BL4000,praps a different board? Nick [/quote] Now I am concerned about what you have said. When I opened the unit a lot of the foam and perished and was piled up at the bottom covering the board. The rotted
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by BenSA on Mon, Nov 26 2012
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