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Freezes, no sound, won't turn on!

I have a very unusual problem with my Xbox Spherex Surround system. It turns on fine, then after about 30 minutes to an hour of use, the sounds cuts off and the system stops responding to the remote, while the display remains normal. Then, I have to cut it off using the power switch. When I try to cut it on immediately, it either does nothing, or powers up with a garbled display and no sound. Sometimes it may work again after a few hours, sometimes days! But, the problem only repeats itself. I don't know whats causing it. I would REALLY appreciate any help with this. PLEASE HELP! Thanks.

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Re: Freezes, no sound, won't turn on!

Good Day Everyone.
I acquired said speakers off a family member with the same problems. Spherex went out of business but the main head company exists in Canada. I spoke to a representative from the head office, the spherex xbox system suffers from cold solder issues and catches fire because of it. When I pulled of the assembly off the sub woofer box, I noticed that on the board the sub woofer speaker and power transformer are connected to, it had burn marks on where a bank of 4 diodes and power resister are connected. That area needs to be resoldered to adjoining solder spots. this will stop problems with power and sound issues. P.S Make sure diodes didn't burn out. Audio Products International (API) still has parts for sale.
thnk U
Mr. I Vargas

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Re: Freezes, no sound, won't turn on!

Hi Joeker, I believe you have a problem with heat. Also to get this problem solved, you need to open the main box and clean it up real good. I use a paint brush to dust off the circuit boards. Clean all the dust and lint out of the box. Put it allback together and make sure the main box has plenty of ventilation. do not set it on carpet, this will restrict it's natural circulation of air. I truly hope this helps you.

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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