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    Quote Originally Posted by djringjr View Post
    Joe,

    You have done a fabulous job. I thought you were a professional, you say
    you're a "hobbyist" but your work is truly professional.

    Do you know of anyone who repairs LOGITECH BOOM Speakers? I don't listen
    loudly only at a quiet level but I am starting to hear distortion at 500 Hz
    and lower.

    For the help of others, if you know anyone who repairs these in Europe, say
    who does this, and for those of us on the other side of the salt water pond
    that is West of Europe and North of South America, tell us who does this.
    (Atlantic Ocean!)

    Thanks,

    David
    Dear David,

    thank you so much for the praise! For EU countries, I can offer display- and speaker-related services personally. Don't know anybody else who will do this, not even a professional repair shop. While repair kits are available in the Netherlands, it seems that most people are content with just repairing their own device.
    Sorry I cannot help with service addresses in the US at all. For those who don't care about shipping cost, I'll be happy to help and do repairs but the risk of loss, damage, customs trouble, or excessive overall cost is of course unreasonably high. I know of an unfortunate case of an official hi-fi repair shop in the US who failed and destroyed the Boom during the repair attempt, but that was not about speakers but about display repair. It shocked me quite a bit to read that even experienced electronics service personnel cannot cope with the repair in all cases.
    So if you plan to hand the repair off to somebody else, be sure they know what they are doing. I have written extensive blog entries about the repairs with tons of caveats so it makes sense to take a look first, even for a professional, self-appointed or not.
    You may consider writing Philippe_44 (http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?17261-philippe_44) a note. He is from Canada, so at least that's on your side of the pond, and he is very experienced. Maybe he can help you out.

    Regards
    Joe


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    Boom display not lighting up at all

    Joe,

    I dropped you a private email with my email address in it.

    Phillipe doesn't have displays, so I will have to find some.

    If you know the supplier, post it here, or if you have some and would sell
    them, also post that here.

    AW,

    David


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    Quote Originally Posted by djringjr View Post
    Joe,

    I dropped you a private email with my email address in it.

    David
    Phillipe wants some speakers and displays delivered to him at his home in France.

    I would like you to PM me and include your emsil address, or just use the email address I sent to you.

    David

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    Boom display not lighting up at all

    Joe,

    Please check your private email, time is critical. I need your enail
    address,

    David
    On Apr 29, 2017 6:44 PM, "JoeMuc2009" <
    JoeMuc2009.7xqivb (AT) no-mx (DOT) f...limdevices.com> wrote:

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    > Hi pufnstuf,
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    > sorry, I don't have any photos of the arrangement at this time, but I
    > will make a few tomorrow.
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    > Regards,
    > Joe
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    My Display is starting to die on my Boom, shame really as everything else is working great, does anyone know if the displays on the Squeezebox Radio go the same, might be time to look to buy one of these as I like the display constantly on for the digital clock to see the time during the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayLaFunk View Post
    My Display is starting to die on my Boom, shame really as everything else is working great, does anyone know if the displays on the Squeezebox Radio go the same, might be time to look to buy one of these as I like the display constantly on for the digital clock to see the time during the night.
    Hey there, the Boom is notorious concerning the display. It can be exchanged but soldering skills are required. If you switch to the Radio, it has its ups and downs. The sound is not as great as the Boom's, but diusplay-wise you have an LCD then which won't burn in. There are rare cases where the display failed and just shows a white background, but usually it lasts forever. Personally I think the Boom is way better and worth the trouble of occasional repairs.

    Cheers
    Joe

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    PN me if your Boom / Classic / Transporter display has issues!

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    7x Squeezebox Classic SB3 (one waiting for repair)
    7x Squeezebox Boom (two waiting for repair)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    Hey there, the Boom is notorious concerning the display. It can be exchanged but soldering skills are required. If you switch to the Radio, it has its ups and downs. The sound is not as great as the Boom's, but diusplay-wise you have an LCD then which won't burn in. There are rare cases where the display failed and just shows a white background, but usually it lasts forever. Personally I think the Boom is way better and worth the trouble of occasional repairs.

    Cheers
    Joe

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    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for the info, I've turned off the 24/7 time display and only have the display on when I play music, rest of the time it's dark, hopefully it will still give me a display for years to come if I need to change anything, the sound from the Boom is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    It is likely that the display filament power supply circuitry in your Boom has failed. Many units suffer from this after some years. The display itself is also wearing out, but if it goes all dark or starts to fade from the outside edges towards the center, and sometimes recovers after a few minutes of being powered-off, it's the filament supply with 95% chance.

    I am using three run-of-the-mill diodes, each of which has a known voltage drop of around 0.7V. Three of them in series make a total voltage drop of about 2.1V. I am using them to pull down the voltage on the filament's right side. Diodes are needed because current must not flow from GND towards the filament pins.

    Cheers,
    Joe
    Hi Joe - Thank you so much for the tip, I restored 2 Booms. I thought about putting a Zener but the current going thought it makes it out of normal operating zone - it's overdriven and not predictibale enough
    So I finally I just put the 3x1N4002 on the top side of the PCB , left/underneath to the top cable connector. There in unpop pull-down resistor which right pin gives good access to ground. It fits very well. I did not have to disconnect the PCB, to access the rear, it was more comfortable
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    Thumbs up from me!


    PN me if your Boom / Classic / Transporter display has issues!

    LMS 7.9.0 on Windows Server 2012
    1x Squezeebox Classic SB2
    7x Squeezebox Classic SB3 (one waiting for repair)
    7x Squeezebox Boom (two waiting for repair)
    1x Transporter
    2x Controller (one waiting for repair)
    3x Touch (two waiting for repair)
    1x Radio

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