Question about Pioneer Audio Players & Recorders
Is it a big job to replace lamps in this unit. Right now the fm stereo lamp is out and the meters are slightly dimmer than the rest of the unit. I would like to get them all replaced. If I was to take it to a tech what migt I expect to pay for this service or could I do it myself. Myself being a maint tech for a cable Co for 27 yrs. Thankyou
SOURCE: Lamp Hour Meter
This proceedure should work for your model to reset the lamp meter.
Lamp Time Reset Procedure:
Be sure to reset the Lamp time to "0" after replacing the new
1. Plug in the AC Cord, and turn on the power by pressing the
2. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button on the unit and
the SPLIT key on the remote together for over 5 seconds
in power on condition.
When the reset is finished, the display will indicate that the lamp hrs have been reset to 0 and the LAMP LED goes out.
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
SOURCE: SX-950 Stereo Pioneer Receiver
The relay is a protection device for the speakers. It will shut off the speakers when problems are detected internally. I would suspect that some of the capacitors in the front end are in need of replacing. This is a common item for units this old. I have restored a number of these for customers over the years with much success. Figure about $15-$20 in parts for this repair plus the local labor rate. This unit is definately worth a refurb. What happens is that there is dsome DC voltage being leaked into the final amplification stage. This triggers the protection circuit to shut off the speakers. DC voltage on a speaker will heat up the coil and eventually destroy the speaker.
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
SOURCE: I just bought an old
Any luck with checking antenna connections? I have a service manual if you need it. Tuner section in this old girl predates the LM7001. Uses ha1137-38 chips, bit more complex to repair.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
SOURCE: Pioneer SX-737
You might try to get some information from: www.servicemanual.net. Somebody will need it if you want it worked on. If it is real heavy (40lb.s +) it may well be from the 70's. Mostly good units. I wouldn't give you $0.10 for their new stuff.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Check the speaker wire. Sometimes it can just be loose in the terminals and cause distortion. I have had the problem before.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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