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Philips Mini Hi-Fi FMW154 help?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by xoellisox, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. xoellisox

    xoellisox

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    I recently returned home from holiday to find my Hi-Fi speakers completely dead. It turns on, but I cannot open the disc tray and it refuses to play any form of music. The only response i receive is when the volume knob is turned, to which the speakers emit a low crackling. Any suggestions on what to do, thanks :D
     
  2. Resqueline

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    I'm not sure if I can be of much help here but I'll ask a few questions anyway.
    Were "the kids at home" while you were away (could anyone have used/disturbed it)?
    Was the power turned off (is the power switch a touch or a mains type?), or was it unplugged?
     
  3. xoellisox

    xoellisox

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    No-one was at home whilst we were away, and I believe the unit was turned off for the duration of the holiday, I could understand if it broke whilst in use but for it to break while no-one is using it seems very odd.
     
  4. Resqueline

    Resqueline

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    Ok, so it was not abused in any way, but if the power switch is a standby/active touch type it's still powered up and it can thus be damaged by lightning surges etc.
    I don't know how it could be damaged like that by that phenomenon however. One other thing is age. How old is it?
     
  5. xoellisox

    xoellisox

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    Probably about 3 or 4 years old, what would a lightning surge of done to it?
     
  6. MattyMatt

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    Could have done a bunch... everything to knock out a fuse to completely blow every component on the board... its rare that it gets that far, but it could happen. Hell, I had a lightning strike go through a telephone modem (remember those!) and take out my entire computer about 10 years back. Almost every component was dead with one single strike. I think my floppy drive was okay.
     
  7. xoellisox

    xoellisox

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    Ah that's really unlucky, well I have absolutely no idea what to do, may well have to purchase a new one if things don't get any better.
     
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