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Old 29th May 2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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I have some Carver PM 1.5 and 1.5A amps, 3 of which go into protect as soon as they are powered on, I was told it was because the fans are not working, is this correct? I was also told that the fan motors are easy to replace and can be purchased at a Radio Shack, is there anything special I need to follow or to watch for on these?
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Old 1st June 2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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Can any of you help me with the fan delema on the Carvers? I would really like to hear from anatech "Chris" on this issue if possible, I have 8 of these amps and I need some pointers. Thanks
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Old 1st June 2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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Hi srfrench67,
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I was told it was because the fans are not working
No, I'm afraid that isn't true. Carver amps are very reliable, but the way they work confuses most technicians. Your Carver goes into protection because there is either an amplifier fault, or a power supply fault. Do not plug them in any more until they are repaired.
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I was also told that the fan motors are easy to replace and can be purchased at a Radio Shack
I'm not sure about that. They did have some fans that looked similar. I don't know if they were, or if they are still available.

Since the fans are not the issue right now, leave them alone!

You need to find a good technician who did do Carver warranty. Shops that repair TV's are especially destructive, don't even consider a TV shop. You do need a pro here.

Cal, thanks for pointing me here.

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Old 3rd June 2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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Thanks so much Chris, I have found a place in Portland ,Oregon called Carver Pro / Pheonix Gold, they shot me a flat rate of $290 US per unit for a complete servicing. Do you know if they are good at what they do? I dont want to send them to just anybody. Thanks
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Old 3rd June 2007, 01:54 PM   #5
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well one thing........

amps protects also because of DC at the output

protections usually triggers because of this......
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Old 3rd June 2007, 04:34 PM   #6
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Hi srfrench67,
My go....sh. $290 US seems excessive to me. When we were doing Canadian warranty, we never did that to people! I can say that those vampires were Carver warranty in the 'States and that I never did get along with them.

So, can they do the work? Yes they can, but that is a terrible price they are charging. Consider that you are close to paying $900 USD for all three.

It is possible to run up to that price on a repair, but not often. Try to find an honest tech around there somewhere. They must think they are service gods with divine instrumentation or something. Mind you, the main reason I didn't get along with them was that they thought they were something special and everything was a secret. That's why I dealt straight with the engineers. The service dept. was a complete waste of time for me. Betcha they all drive BMW's at those prices.

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Old 4th June 2007, 12:51 AM   #7
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yes

$290 US just for fixing is really high ,

well here at home $30 US is even a big debate with our

clients

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That US$290 "flat rate" fixes everything! ... even if the amp(s) need a new main board or a completely new power supply ... or both! ... check it out.

" ... The service dept. was a complete waste of time for me. Betcha they all drive BMW's at those prices. ..." No, but their lawyers do ...
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Hi FastEddy,
I've never seen a Carver amp that needed a board unless a technician trashed it. I doubt strongly that srfrench67 requires anything even close to that type of service. Even PM 2.0t's can be a pain and burn traces, but not so bad you need a board.

Too bad I wasn't in the 'States. I enjoy repairing most Carver amps.

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Old 4th June 2007, 02:51 AM   #10
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Take anatech's advice here please. Chris was in the business for many years and is especially good with Carver equipment. When the man says the price is too high I suggest you believe him.

If you happen to have an excess amount of money to throw around please do contact me and I will help you get rid of some.
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