Question about Audio Players & Recorders
The display after about 6 months has gotten almost unreadable. It keeps getting dimmer and dimmer. Its so dim that you have to be right on top of it before you can see it. I was wondering if any one out there has had the same problem and if so was it hard to fix? I repair electrical components where I work so I'm good at fine soldering. My only concern is weather or not it is fixable before I pull it apart?
Thanks in advance,
SOURCE: Sony PFM-50C1 Fuzzy Dim Display
Just want to let you know that the problem you are having is a bad X board. This board may not be available from Sony, because it is sold as part of the panel
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
SOURCE: sony home reciever
If the problem was blown "output transistors" expect a cost of about $6-$8 per transistor (there are 4 total in the receiver) plus a few bucks for an emitter resistor and perhaps $2 each for the driver transistors (4 max per receiver). Also add in the local labor rate.
Please note that these are estimates and that additional parts may be required depending upon how smoked the output section actually is.
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
The cap replacement worked....saving $250 (every 2 years !!!) I posted it on another site...now its making its way around the web....its the only value added thing I've done on the web (sadly!).
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
I replaced the C3 capacitor on the circuit board and works fine. This was mentioned in a prior post and took 5 minutes and was under $5.00 for the part.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
You need to replace the C3 capacitor on the control board
You can replace only the C3 - it is 68uF / 35V and you can go to Radio Shack and get their part # 272-1028 - 100uF/35V one. It takes all but 10 minutes to re-solder the new one in place
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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