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rlguildford
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:17 pm

Update...

I bit the bullet and followed Matt's suggestion and ordered the two dodgy-looking caps from DigiKey. As you can guess it wasn't a cheap option, because the minimum order size for both is 5 units, and there's UPS shipping on top. But DigiKey's service is first-rate and the parcel arrived today.

I've just finished soldering the new caps in place and everything appears to be working just fine. Hurrah :)

Hopefully this is the end of my saga so I want to thank everyone on this forum (especially Pete and Matt) for the amazing help. I can honestly say I've really enjoyed my radio going wrong - but I hope it stays fixed now it's had its overhaul.

Cheers!
Rob
 
g0pkh
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:32 am

Glad to hear you got your Radio working again Rob.

It is very satifying when you get something working again isn't it ?

Enjoy.

Pete
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S80_UK
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:49 am

Well done Rob! 8)

And at least you know where to come if it should fall over again.

Cheers,

Les.
Roku M1000, M1001, M2000, R1000, Roberts WM-201, Stream 83i
 
alanmc
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:09 am

@ rlguildford

Rob, having read your comments, I just had to set the record straight . . . . You may be aware that I am the ex-owner of a R1000 which I sold due to what I personally felt was intrusive bass response (booming). I then purchased the very fine Roberts WM-201 which IMHO whilst it will not play as loud as the R1000, it has in my personal opinion a far more acceptable sound. I have no idea what the far cheaper WM-2002 sounds like, so I’ll not comment, but the WM-201 is a very high-quality Reciva internet radio, rather than the cheap WM-2002 which is v-tuner.

But the Question I raised earlier was made in all seriousness: Have any of you highly skilled guys actually written to (not emailed) Greg Garner seeking a components listing for the R1000 - Is this such a silly question?
 
rlguildford
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:47 am

alanmc wrote:
but the WM-201 is a very high-quality Reciva internet radio, rather than the cheap WM-2002 which is v-tuner.


Hi Alan

I bought a WM-202 (Stream 202) which wasn't particularly cheap (£120), but I see it is a good £50 cheaper than the WM-201, so I suspect your sound quality is much better. I wasn't trying to denigrate your radio, just warning others about the WM-202!

I'm not sure what a v-tuner is. Perhaps you could enlighted me?

Cheers
Rob
 
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:44 am

Rob, Good news on getting your unit going! Glad we could help! Also, I have worked a lot of R1000s and your unit is the first one I have seen with a failure in the main body (other then a speaker/amp failure).

Alan, I emailed him (not a written letter) way back when Pete and I started down this avenue and there are issues like NDA's and other legal things that get in the way. I know from working with Chris at Pyramid-Audio that this is very common with companies and some that actually do give you the drawings require you to be a brick and mortar business and a "Factory Authorized" service center for their brand. It would have been nice to have, but Pete and I have been pretty good so far at figuring it out (knock on wood).

alanmc wrote:
@ rlguildford

Rob, having read your comments, I just had to set the record straight . . . . You may be aware that I am the ex-owner of a R1000 which I sold due to what I personally felt was intrusive bass response (booming). I then purchased the very fine Roberts WM-201 which IMHO whilst it will not play as loud as the R1000, it has in my personal opinion a far more acceptable sound. I have no idea what the far cheaper WM-2002 sounds like, so I’ll not comment, but the WM-201 is a very high-quality Reciva internet radio, rather than the cheap WM-2002 which is v-tuner.

But the Question I raised earlier was made in all seriousness: Have any of you highly skilled guys actually written to (not emailed) Greg Garner seeking a components listing for the R1000 - Is this such a silly question?
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku
 
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:42 pm

@ rlguildford

Rob, I’m pleased to know that your SoundBridge is now operational, and as this thread is now resolved, I see no harm in going ‘off-topic’ to answer your question -
In the same way that various manufacturers use different processors/boards for their internet radios: Roku=ADI Blackfin, Reciva=Barracuda, Roberts=Reciva or Frontier Silicon, Pure=Frontier Silicon, they also then choose different “radio portalsâ€
 
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:13 pm

[quote="alanmc"]Roku=ADI Blackfin, Reciva=Barracuda, Roberts=Reciva or Frontier Silicon, Pure=Frontier Silicon, they also then choose different “radio portalsâ€
Roku M1000, M1001, M2000, R1000, Roberts WM-201, Stream 83i
 
esisi
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Another Soundbridge R1000 - PSU dead for sure - Pete?

Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:31 am

:x Mine has the dead PSU as well. Pete, are you willing to repair it? Nothing urgent.

Eric
 
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Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:38 am

@ esisi
Have you actually sent Pete a PM yet to seek his assistance?
Contact him via his profile > http://forums.roku.com/profile.php?mode ... ile&u=5008
 
g0pkh
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Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:34 am

Hi Alan.

Contact has been made via PM :wink:

Thanks
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DeepCrimson
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:21 pm

Hi!

My Roku is dead too
http://forums.rokulabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=19396

Support asks to send it back for replacing. But I live in Russia and post service will be cost too much, more than Radio itself.
I've tested voltage


No Load:-
+9.18V
+18.87V
With load (plugged into front unit)
+5.45 - 5.55
+18.87


What radioelement should I replace ?
 
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:52 pm

@ DeepCrimson

Given your circumstances I would send a PM to "g0pkh" - Pete ( http://forums.roku.com/profile.php?mode ... ile&u=5008 ) or to
"Burkhardi" – Matt ( http://forums.rokulabs.com/profile.php? ... ile&u=2460 ) asking if they would be prepared to email you the required information you seek.
 
DeepCrimson
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:27 pm

Thank you Alan!

I'll try.
 
aaronferrucci
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Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:58 pm

DeepCrimson wrote:
Hi!

My Roku is dead too
http://forums.rokulabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=19396

Support asks to send it back for replacing. But I live in Russia and post service will be cost too much, more than Radio itself.
I've tested voltage


No Load:-
+9.18V
+18.87V
With load (plugged into front unit)
+5.45 - 5.55
+18.87


What radioelement should I replace ?


Sounds like the same problem I just had; have a look at this photo and others in the same set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronferru ... 593223550/

Be warned that opening up the R1000 for a power supply repair is not a trivial task!

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