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Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

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mercurygraphics

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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:25 pm

Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Hi all. :-) I need some help. At a recent party, my stereo was cranked very loud & was peaking the lights on the front of the M400t. (Apparently... I was not home at the time I'm afraid, so my info is second hand.) Anyway, everything suddenly went dead and the internal fuse was blown in the Carver Amp. So, I replaced the fuse with the correct voltage fuse and now all I get through both speakers is a loud, annoying buzz... My question is this... "Did my son destroy my M400t? Any help that anyone can offer would be so greatly appreciated. I'm near Vancouver, BC, Canada so a good repair location would be appreciated too. Thanks folks! :-)

Oh yeah, here's the system components: Technics Amplifier/Tuner, Carver M400t Amplifier and Bose 501 Speakers
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BrianT

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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:41 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Welcome to this crazy site.

Yes it does sound like your amp is toast. (will letter others with more knowledge chime in)

As for repair shop's. Bob Carvers Shop is just cross the US border. http://www.carverservice.com/index.html

I do not know if I would spend the cash on repairing the cube amp, I think I would look for used a M500T or M1.5T

Good luck

Brian
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frankieD

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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:12 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Welcome to the forum. Sorry a blown amp is what brought you here.

If you do need service go to Bob. You won't do better.

The M400t is one of my favorites although it is the one that "Don't get no respect" it is actually a great amp.

I think a complete overhaul is around $275.00 and Bob will sign it for you.

Hard to beat that.

Either way good luck.
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BrianT

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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:23 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

frankieD wrote:Welcome to the forum. Sorry a blown amp is what brought you here.

If you do need service go to Bob. You won't do better.

The M400t is one of my favorites although it is the one that "Don't get no respect" it is actually a great amp.

I think a complete overhaul is around $275.00 and Bob will sign it for you.

Hard to beat that.

Either way good luck.


Frankie.

You forgot for us Canadians, its not $275.00 after you add Customs Brokerage charges each way, and the very hight shipping cost to the US.

UPS finds away to add an extra $38.00 charges (thats for any item valued at more tan $21.00) to an average of $80.00 each way.
So if you take in UPS bullshit charges, high shipping cost and duty and taxes, you will be looking $500.00 plus.

I am looking at shipping a Sunfire 425x5 to CA. UPS with all the charges want around $220.00. Living in Canada we get screwed

Brian.
Ottawa. Canada.
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Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Centre. C/W Mod'ed Phono Stage
Carver Silver 7's Tube Amps
Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11.
B&W 802D's Rosenut
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frankieD

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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:30 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Brian, I don't know what you're complaining about. I've told you to move to California many times.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

But seriously isn't he located close enough to drive over & back with the amp ?

Thats what I would do. You probably could get to meed Bob as well.
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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Sorry about the amp. #-o Welcome to the forum.... =D> =D> =D>
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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:54 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Welcome!! =D> Sorry about the amp, that really blows! I'd probably just try and find another if I were you. I just bought a refurbished M-1.5t on eBay from a guy in Canada that fixes Carver gear, I'll send you his email, maybe he can help you out.
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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:57 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

sorry to hear that.
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Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:35 pm

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Welcome
engtaz


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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:50 am

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

WELCOME!!!

Fry em then buy em Good luck.
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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:48 am

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

\:D/ WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!! \:D/
Sorry to hear about your amp. Hope you can get it fixed or replaced soon.
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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:46 am

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

BrianT wrote:
frankieD wrote:Welcome to the forum. Sorry a blown amp is what brought you here.

If you do need service go to Bob. You won't do better.

The M400t is one of my favorites although it is the one that "Don't get no respect" it is actually a great amp.

I think a complete overhaul is around $275.00 and Bob will sign it for you.

Hard to beat that.

Either way good luck.


Frankie.

You forgot for us Canadians, its not $275.00 after you add Customs Brokerage charges each way, and the very hight shipping cost to the US.

UPS finds away to add an extra $38.00 charges (thats for any item valued at more tan $21.00) to an average of $80.00 each way.
So if you take in UPS bullshit charges, high shipping cost and duty and taxes, you will be looking $500.00 plus.

I am looking at shipping a Sunfire 425x5 to CA. UPS with all the charges want around $220.00. Living in Canada we get screwed

Brian.
Ottawa. Canada.


Yea but, don't you have FREE health care up there Brian ?
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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:07 am

Re: Gulp... Think I fried my M400t...

Welcome to the forum!
Look at the bright side....now you can purchase an even better Carver gem!
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mercurygraphics

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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:10 pm

Thanks!

Thanks so much for the replies and (sniff...) support. :-) Apparently there's a licensed Carver repair place in North Vancouver, about an hour away. So maybe I'll have them look it over and give me a proper diagnosis. If its truly fried I might drive it to Seattle & have it fixed. Save myself the shipping, etc. Take a ride up the Space Needle while I'm there. LOL Thanks again everyone. Btw, I have a second M400t and its currently connected to a set of vintage Bose 901 speakers. Carver and Bose. What a great combination. :-)
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Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:12 pm

Re: Thanks!

mercurygraphics wrote: Carver and Bose. What a great combination. :-)

I don't think this has ever been said on the forums.... :-# [-X :lol:

welcome aboard. :D
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