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Old 27th September 2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Repairing a Rega Elex Integrated Amplifier

Hi there, got a Rega Elex Integrated Amplifier back in the early 90's.... Sounds great with my Royd Speakers. stopped working and in a fiit of ingenuity I opened it up and saw the fuse was blown. Seems easy enough right? The fuse said T3 .15A250V so I went down to the Radio Shack equivalent and bought two fuses that I thought might work. Nexxtech Slow Blow Fuses 3.15 A 250V. Well Input one after the other and all I got were two blu flashes and not much else! lol...

If you hadn't guessed already...I'm a hack......but any advice anyone can give me would be much appreciated.

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Old 28th September 2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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If fuses are blowing it is usually something fundamental like bridge rectifier blown, smoothing capacitors shorted or output transistors shorted.
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Old 28th September 2011, 02:53 AM   #3
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Ahhh thanks Nigel...this sounds a little beyond my meager abilities then....don't suppose you'd hazard a guess on what it might cost to fix given the possible scenarios you describe?
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Old 28th September 2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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It is nearly impossible to make an estimate on repair costs based on the information available. Nigel's answer is an educated guess (with which I agree). I would further hazard a guess that the output transistors are the most likely source of your troubles.

About the price, that depends entirely on where you live, what parts need to be replaced and who does the work. The only answer I can give is that it will be a whole lot less than the cost of a new amp.
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Old 29th September 2011, 12:58 AM   #5
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Well ...that's good news then ...(of a kind)....guess I'll have to find a good repair shop.
Thanks to you both for the info and appraisal.
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