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Current version by: Falita ,

Title:

Subwoofer bad power suppply or amp?

Text:

First of all, good day to you! and please can you give me a hand?. Join my journy with this subwoofer Klipsch R112SW:
 
Right after the warranty ended this subwoofer started to fail, first it started making a noise when turned ON, like a grounding or false contact for a few seconds and then it was silent and working fine but at random moments started to do the same sometimes i had to turn it off because it started to do it loud (always jumping from quiet to loud at random, the noise not the audio, i found it on youtube with the word "rattling sound" but no pops or anything else) after a few weeks this got worse and one day after turning on the Sub it went Off seconds later, the only way to turn it back ON was disconnecting the power cord and plug it in again.
 
I took the subwoofer to fix on the same place i bought it, they fixed and told me it was the power supply and 8 months later (since last week) im having similar issues but not that bad, this time it does this noise when i turn it ON after being Off a few hours and just for a few seconds and never again.
 
Since they told me it was the power supply and the place is 2hs away from my home (the fix was expensive too)... i decided to open the %#*@ thing myself and check for a bad capacitor or something since i know how to replace components and since is doing something similar from last time (before the fix) i figure the solution could be the same, well i took a look at the board and i couldn't find anything looking bad (only yellow stuff I believe is glue that came from factory and some brown stuff from the same thing, the heat turned the yellow to brown?), so i decided check on the back of the board soldering marks and replace some of the same components to test and also clean the pcb from the flux they have used.
 
Looking the components i saw only two capacitors that looked like discolored (from heat maybe?) and decided to replace this two only to test, results:
 
Both 22uf 50v were replaced with 22uf 63v
 
Then powered the Sub and voila! the quiet to loud random noise stopped but still does some low noise went i turn it ON from a few hours of having the Sub unplugged (check the video):
 
https://youtu.be/lvhrqyqhzuA
 
https://youtu.be/0CSbTVZGDJ8
 
Now the sound level remains low and last just a few seconds (10-20) and remain on the same sound level, it doesn't go from quiet to very loud at random so i assume im on the right track. After this wall of text (sorry) can you give a hand and tell me which component could be causing this or if i could fix it myself just replacing capacitors? if yes is ok to use capacitor with a little higher V but same uF? Is hard to get the exact same.
 
Here some pics.
 
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Subwoofer

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Edit by: oldturkey03 ,

Title:

Subwoofer bad power suppply or amp?

Text:

First of all, good day to you! and please can you give me a hand?. Join my journy with this subwoofer Klipsch R112SW:
 
Right after the warranty ended this subwoofer started to fail, first it started making a noise when turned ON, like a grounding or false contact for a few seconds and then it was silent and working fine but at random moments started to do the same sometimes i had to turn it off because it started to do it loud (always jumping from quiet to loud at random, the noise not the audio, i found it on youtube with the word "rattling sound" but no pops or anything else) after a few weeks this got worse and one day after turning on the Sub it went Off seconds later, the only way to turn it back ON was disconnecting the power cord and plug it in again.
 
I took the subwoofer to fix on the same place i bought it, they fixed and told me it was the power supply and 8 months later (since last week) im having similar issues but not that bad, this time it does this noise when i turn it ON after being Off a few hours and just for a few seconds and never again.
 
Since they told me it was the power supply and the place is 2hs away from my home (the fix was expensive too)... i decided to open the %#*@ thing myself and check for a bad capacitor or something since i know how to replace components and since is doing something similar from last time (before the fix) i figure the solution could be the same, well i took a look at the board and i couldn't find anything looking bad (only yellow stuff I believe is glue that came from factory and some brown stuff from the same thing, the heat turned the yellow to brown?), so i decided check on the back of the board soldering marks and replace some of the same components to test and also clean the pcb from the flux they have used.
 
Looking the components i saw only two capacitors that looked like discolored (from heat maybe?) and decided to replace this two only to test, results:
 
Both 22uf 50v were replaced with 22uf 63v
 
Then powered the Sub and voila! the quiet to loud random noise stopped but still does some low noise went i turn it ON from a few hours of having the Sub unplugged (check the video):
 
https://youtu.be/lvhrqyqhzuA
 
https://youtu.be/0CSbTVZGDJ8
 
Now the sound level remains low and last just a few seconds (10-20) and remain on the same sound level, it doesn't go from quiet to very loud at random so i assume im on the right track. After this wall of text (sorry) can you give a hand and tell me which component could be causing this or if i could fix it myself just replacing capacitors? if yes is ok to use capacitor with a little higher V but same uF? Is hard to get the exact same.
 
Here some pics.
 
http://imgbox.com/g/sBh24N9I1y[image|1471617][image|1471615][image|1471619][image|1471621][image|1471620][image|1471613][image|1471616][image|1471614]http://imgbox.com/g/sBh24N9I1y
http://imgbox.com/g/sBh24N9I1y[image|1471617][image|1471615][image|1471619][image|1471621][image|1471620][image|1471613][image|1471616][image|1471614]http://imgbox.com/g/sBh24N9I1y

Устройство:

Subwoofer

Status:

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Original post by: Falita ,

Title:

Subwoofer bad power suppply or amp?

Text:

First of all, good day to you! and please can you give me a hand?. Join my journy with this subwoofer Klipsch R112SW:

Right after the warranty ended this subwoofer started to fail, first it started making a noise when turned ON, like a grounding or false contact for a few seconds and then it was silent and working fine but at random moments started to do the same sometimes i had to turn it off because it started to do it loud (always jumping from quiet to loud at random, the noise not the audio, i found it on youtube with the word "rattling sound" but no pops or anything else) after a few weeks this got worse and one day after turning on the Sub it went Off seconds later, the only way to turn it back ON was disconnecting the power cord and plug it in again.

I took the subwoofer to fix on the same place i bought it, they fixed and told me it was the power supply and 8 months later (since last week) im having similar issues but not that bad, this time it does this noise when i turn it ON after being Off a few hours and just for a few seconds and never again.

Since they told me it was the power supply and the place is 2hs away from my home (the fix was expensive too)... i decided to open the %#*@ thing myself and check for a bad capacitor or something since i know how to replace components and since is doing something similar from last time (before the fix) i figure the solution could be the same, well i took a look at the board and i couldn't find anything looking bad (only yellow stuff I believe is glue that came from factory and some brown stuff from the same thing, the heat turned the yellow to brown?), so i decided check on the back of the board soldering marks and replace some of the same components to test and also clean the pcb from the flux they have used.

Looking the components i saw only two capacitors that looked like discolored (from heat maybe?) and decided to replace this two only to test, results:

Both 22uf 50v were replaced with 22uf 63v

Then powered the Sub and voila! the quiet to loud random noise stopped but still does some low noise went i turn it ON from a few hours of having the Sub unplugged (check the video):

https://youtu.be/lvhrqyqhzuA

https://youtu.be/0CSbTVZGDJ8

Now the sound level remains low and last just a few seconds (10-20) and remain on the same sound level, it doesn't go from quiet to very loud at random so i assume im on the right track. After this wall of text (sorry) can you give a hand and tell me which component could be causing this or if i could fix it myself just replacing capacitors? if yes is ok to use capacitor with a little higher V but same uF? Is hard to get the exact same.

Here some pics.

http://imgbox.com/g/sBh24N9I1y

Устройство:

Subwoofer

Status:

open