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Rt2250 rt2500 speaker static noise hum buzz until fully warmed up

I was given this unit used and have had it for about three years. It has had this problem and seems like it has gotten worse as time goes on. When I turn on the system, it has no regular sound, just buzzing out of the speakers. If I turn it up more, the buzzing gets louder. I can see a green light is on inside the unit towards the back. When the unit warms up fully (about 20-25 minutes) then the music starts to come in choppy until it finally is fully warmed up and it works well. When it starts coming in the light flashes, and then when it is working fully, the light is off. It does not matter what type of input I use, it still has the same problem. Also, I noticed that if I set my preset equalizer to flat, then I get regular music out of all speakers except the sub. The sub still has the buzz until the unit warms up. All other equalizer presets result in buzz from all speakers until it fully warms up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • gregorian Nov 03, 2007

    the equalizer doesn't work, only a humming sound. I can only listen to music or anything when it is on flat.



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I had the same problem humming when first turned on, replaced
the 6800uf capacitors works fine now, sound better than its has for a few years.

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It sounds like a capacitor in the power supply is just about to die. With the power disconnected have a look at the large tin can looking gizmos near the power transformer. There could be a couple of them. Leave the unit switched off for a while before going near them they could still pack a splat. Replace them with the same value and make sure they're connected the right way and it should solve your problem. Whilst in there have a good look for any other smaller capacitors which look as if they're getting rounded at the top. Replace them too. Either that or dig deep and buy a new one.

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SOURCE: RT2500 speaker hum buzz until unit warms up

this problem is CURED simply by replacing 2 capacitors inside on the main board. They are easily identified by a bulge on the top end of the capacitors. The capacitors are located between the heat sinks. The size is 6800uf/16v. I am a RadioShack dealer and sold a few of these in 2000/2001. I bought one for myself. I have repaired only 2 that had the same problem as listed by HAGUC above. They both are working great and for the record. . .are NOT peices of JUNK,. . .hehe. . .they just need a little TLC. Parts available from larger electronics parts houses, not at RadioShack

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