C1000 advice needed

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C1000 advice needed

Post by diy-music » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:38 pm

I recieved a C1000, however when I pluged it in, it is DOA. I am using a computer power cord, because I have none of the orriginal items. I have contacted sunfire, and they are sending me a NOS power cord, but I dont think that will help.

Does anyone know anything about trouble shooting this unit? Where is the fuse located?

Has anyone had one of the repaired from sunfire, if so, what should I expect to pay?

Also, Is anyone intereseted in purchasing a DOA Carver c1000?

Any assistance would be greatly apprechiated.

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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:38 pm

First, WELCOME to the forum! O:) =D>

Second, do you have a multimeter you can use to check there is power through the cord? That would be the first place I'd look. ](*,)

Third: Toy Maker, carveraudio.com site administrator, has a C1000a and might be able to answer your questions. \:D/

Good Luck! Hope it's an easy fix...

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Post by diy-music » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:03 pm

Thanks for the welcome, I have been lurking waiting to get my account activated.

I guess this item can only be repaired by sunfire. Ill be contacting them tomorrow. $350 flat fee for fixing the whole thing if I can't figure it out on my own. Hopefully that fee covers ecerything, cause its completely dead right now.

I dont have any testing equipment to check what you mentioned. My uncle may, Ill check to see

I am most likely going to sell this item as I don't have the $350 to blow on fixing it, too bad, I was psyched when I read the reviews, it sounds like it would be a really good thing to hold onto (collectors item, limited, recalled or something, and GREAT SOUND.)

If you know anyone that might be willing to purchase this, have em send me a PM. Im in schaumburg, suburb outside chicago, and local pick up is welcome.

I guess I should respect the rules of this board and move these respective discussions to the Repair and For sale sections.

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Post by OBI56 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:10 pm

Actually Rolland at High-Tech is the place to go for Carver Service since he is the one with the stellar reputation AND all tho orginal Carver spare parts.
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Post by diy-music » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:57 pm

I actually have already contacted roland, who refered me to Sunfire. From what I understand, this is basically the only unit sunfire will service, the reason being that they sell (or sold, im no expert) one almost exactly like this one. I think this is the only product that carver basically kept for sunfire, but I very well may be mistaken.

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Post by bikerdude523 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:35 pm

Sunfire made the C1000 (using the Carver logo) long after Carver closed there doors.
Not sure if the fix is this simple or not, but to power up the C-1000 the power button has to be pressed and then the standby button.
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