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bonzo4ever

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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:54 pm

Tfm-25 not working....

Greetings!!! I bought my ex-brother in laws system a few years back. A tfm 25, with a ct-6 pre-amp and a sd/a350 cd player. Gave 300 for the whole shebang, which I thought was sweet. Anywho, the tfm 25 died on me. When I power it up, the meters max out, it clicks, then nothing. I'm sure it could be a million things, and I'm not to electronic savvy. Maybe this is common. Unsure. Thanks for the help and carver makes the best gear out there! Thanks again... rob
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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:56 pm

Re: Tfm-25 not working....

Welcome to the forum! =D> Send it to Rita's Vintage Audio for repairs.

http://www.ritasvintageaudio.net/index.html
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bonzo4ever

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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:07 pm

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Great looking site!! I will definantly consider it.
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Jag_97470

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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:30 pm

Re: Tfm-25 not working....

Depending on the cosmetic looks of your unit and how attached you may be to it with the cost of refurbishing is the question? It could run around $375.00 for a total rebuild, but then again you have a unit "like new" and with Rita you could also request Mr. Carvers signature as he stops in there often. Or, you could consider purchasing another unit? > Like this one >
http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... ic-Field-P
Or, if your considering upgrading to a more current unit, well don't want to scare you off just yet, :lol:
Welcome to the forum!
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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:36 pm

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I've got one on eBay right now for $300 plus shipping that's in pretty good shape and works perfect if you just want to replace it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Carver-TFM-25-Ampli ... 33636e406f
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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:40 pm

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jjptkd has sold some item's to forum members and has an excellent history with members here. You can trust him with this. $299.00 buy it now is a great price. Something to consider for sure. Cheaper that sending your unit in for repair.
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bonzo4ever

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Post Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:45 pm

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I'm hoping that it can be repaired. I wasn't sure if the problem was a common one. Clicking, then nothing after power up . Could it be in a protect mode? I'm not sure where to start. If I have to spend big money to fix it, I'll just buy another one.
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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:14 am

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well. i will throw this out there. ship it to me, and i might be able to repair it. i will do it for the experince and you pay for shipping and parts. manning, sc 29102. if you feel froggy,haha, you could even drive over and drop it off. kidding. for your consideration.
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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:31 am

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Look in Charlotte and see if you can find a reputable repair shop to give you an estimate on it. I don't know of any shops there, but that's where I'd start looking if you want to avoid a $400 trip to Rita or Rolland.
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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:32 pm

Re: Tfm-25 not working....

There is something to consider about rebuild vs. replace. If you just buy another one you will likely have problems with the replacement simply due to the age of some of the internal components. Things like capacitors only last so long and buying another one will eventually put you in the same spot you are now. If your existing unit is in good shape and has served you well I would consider sending it in and spending the money to have it rebuilt/repaired. By having it rebuilt all of the parts which typically wear out such as capacitors will be brand new and you will have a unit that should be good to go for another 20 years.
A replacement unit is going to be close to the same age as yours and will likely soon be at point where it will need things like the capacitors replaced simply due to age. So keep this in mind because it can be a bummer if you spend the coin for a replacement and 2 months later have to spend a chunk to have that one serviced too.....

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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:06 pm

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Well put rainman, I started thinking about buying another, and it seemed to make more sense to fix my old one. At least then I know what I've got. Thanks for the ideas guys.. Rob
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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:10 pm

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angelod307 wrote:well. i will throw this out there. ship it to me, and i might be able to repair it. i will do it for the experience and you pay for shipping and parts. manning, sc 29102. if you feel froggy,haha, you could even drive over and drop it off. kidding. for your consideration.



Things are a little tight now..[ x-mas] but i will definitely keep this in mind when I decide what to do. Hopefully the offer will still stand around Jan , Feb.!!!
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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:14 pm

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You are most welcome Rob. Glad you found everyone here on the forum.
There are many good folks here so stick around, you just might make some new friends..

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Post Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:44 pm

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Rainman wrote: You are most welcome Rob. Glad you found everyone here on the forum.
There are many good folks here so stick around, you just might make some new friends..

Rainman


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