[PLUG-TALK] Electronics repair

Galen Seitz galens at seitzassoc.com
Mon Sep 18 16:16:15 PDT 2006

Jeme A Brelin <jeme at brelin.net> wrote:

> I have a stereo amplifier that, about three years ago, started
> shutting itself off during certain volume peaks.  It's 100%
> reproducible, you just have to find the volume at which the particular
> thing being played will trigger the shutoff.
> The display on the tuner gives a little code (F61) when this happens
> and using that and the amp model number, I did a Google search.
> The result of the search was that some hobbyists on a spanish language
> web forum were able to repair exactly this problem with their units
> by, near as the translation can tell me, placing a 24 volt diode near
> a power relay... or maybe replacing a diode with a 24-volt one.  Hard
> to tell.
> Anyway, does anyone know where I can take this thing to have the
> necessary diagnostic and replacement done?  The stereo isn't the
> fanciest thing in the world, so my budget for the project is about
> $100 at an absolute maximum.  Any more, and I start justifying a whole
> new playback system for my living room.
> [I'm kind of hoping one of the pluggers will be able to do this for me
> in exchange for reasonable remuneration -- just to be clear.]
> Also, I'd like to have it all done and working before my birthday
> shindig on the 14th of October.

Sounds like a relatively easy repair, provided your spanish translation
is correct.  Please supply manufacturer, model number, and a link to
the info you found.  I'll take a look.


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