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No Audio: I play either VHS tape or DVD for about and hour or so and the Audio cuts out. This was occuring at regular intervals. I was of the belief it was an internal thermal issue as this is how it was responding at regular intervals during watching. (I am an Electrical Engineer of 30 years so I am fairly aware of electronic failings) Then the other day the Audio cut out completely so now there is no Audio at all. Does any one have a solution for this. I remember reading somewhere the 530 did have Audio issues in the early production units? Do I need to replace an Amp and heatsink it better than it currently is? Heeeellllpppp!!!!! Regards, Ron

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  • empleh Dec 18, 2007

    No after about 2-3 months this symptom started appearing. It is very frustrating as you buy a component and you expect to get at least a year of trouble free operation!!! My wife and I are the only ones using it, we have no kids to gum up the works and we do not abuse things we use. This is just unacceptable lack of quality from what is suppose to be a premier electronic components manufacturer! If you here of any other possibilities I am interested in hearing about them. Thanks I will start to check for cold solder joints or non-soldered joints that could move from thermal expansion and contraction.



    Best Regards, Ron


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Ron,

it sounds like a dry joint to me. Look at the obvious places first, such as the amp as you mentioned. Anything that heats up and cools down will give problems, as I am sure you are aware. It could be a thermal issue. Has it always done it since new? thanks ST

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  • tech123 Dec 19, 2007

    Ron,

    the more I think about it, it does sounds like a dry joint. The reason I think this is that if it were a faulty amp, by rights the amp should have made/ be making a hissing sound or just stop working completely. thanks ST

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