O dear sub, hast thou woofed thy last?
April 17, 2010 9:37 AM Subscribe
Is my subwoofer toast?
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism to technology (3 answers total)
I have a large Klipsch subwoofer, not quite 3 years old, that no longer powers on.
It was constantly plugged directly in to the wall (I know...), so I fear it may have suffered a power surge.
It does have a replaceable fuse, but when I tried a fresh one, it powered on once and then instantly went off, blowing the new fuse in the process.
It is still under Klipsch's five year warranty, but they require the original receipt, which is long gone. I'm going to attempt to get a copy from the retailer, but even with proof of purchase I worry about this clause of the warranty:
This Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to misuse, abuse, negligence, acts of God, accident, commercial use or modification of, or to any part of, the product. This Warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation, maintenance or installation, or attempted repair by anyone other than KLIPSCH or a KLIPSCH dealer which is authorized to do KLIPSCH warranty work.
For the record, the sub cost about $500 new. I know that home audio products have ridiculous markup, so I'm assuming that repairing components may be worthwhile compared to replacement.
I suppose, then, that my questions are:
Has anyone had a surged-out Klipsch product replaced under warranty?
If warranty repair is not an option, is there anything I can do myself (someone who knows their way around a computer, but doesn't know how to precision solder or anything)?
Is 3rd party repair likely to be worthwhile? Where should I take it (near Chicago)?