M-500T light burn out

If you have Carver repair questions, or can help other users with repairs, this is the place for it
Post Reply
ribbonspeaker
Newbie
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm

M-500T light burn out

Post by ribbonspeaker » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:15 pm

Do you know who can replace the lightbulb and how much ?

User avatar
jjptkd
SILVER-7 TUBE AMP
Posts: 3047
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Location: Snohomish, WA

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by jjptkd » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:40 am

Rita at Bob Carver's Audio Service here in Snohomish should be able to fix it. I believe the minimum fee is $120 but that includes bench testing, inspection and re-calibration.

http://ritasvintageaudio.com/index.php/ ... 3-10-38-05
Oppo Sonica DAC / Pre
Sunfire 300x2
Klipsch Cherry RF-5's w/ RC-7 Horn & Crossover

User avatar
kingman
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Posts: 6330
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:10 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by kingman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:00 am

Shit! Don't do that!!!! I will send a link later with a solution. Playing golf....
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

ribbonspeaker
Newbie
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by ribbonspeaker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:06 pm

Thank Kingman. I know you have the solution for it. 120$ to replace the lightbulb ?

part 1.35 ?

please help.

User avatar
jjptkd
SILVER-7 TUBE AMP
Posts: 3047
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Location: Snohomish, WA

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by jjptkd » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:59 pm

Keep in mind that amp is 30 years old, if it hasn't been re-calibrated or serviced you can cause major damage, just sayin' :-s
Oppo Sonica DAC / Pre
Sunfire 300x2
Klipsch Cherry RF-5's w/ RC-7 Horn & Crossover

ribbonspeaker
Newbie
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by ribbonspeaker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:55 pm

Thank for the advice.

User avatar
kingman
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Posts: 6330
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:10 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by kingman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:41 am

ribbonspeaker wrote:Thank Kingman. I know you have the solution for it. 120$ to replace the lightbulb ?

part 1.35 ?

please help.
You can probably find one at this link... http://www.kenselectronics.com/lists/lites.htm
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

ribbonspeaker
Newbie
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by ribbonspeaker » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:13 am

Thank a bunch kingman.
Do you think the wedge light bulb 8.3v 250MA should work ?

User avatar
kingman
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Posts: 6330
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:10 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina

Re: M-500T light burn out

Post by kingman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:17 pm

In the service manual it says 8 volt .25 amp....I believe you have the correct one...
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

Post Reply

Return to “CARVER Equipment Repair/Help Forum”