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AV32 DP Overheating?

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by cj, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. cj

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    My DP seemed to shut itself off yesterday - heard a click then the display went blank. Could this have been because it got too hot?
     
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    Was it hot at the time?

    Mine used to run fairly warm but I don't recall a shutdown becuase of it.

    Has it powered up again since then?
     
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    Mine went exactly the same way before I started getting random error messages and eventually, complete failure. I hope yours was just a glitch though and not a problem.

    Would be interesting to know if it came back to life? and with any errors?
     
  4. cj

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    It always seems to be fairly hot, but the room was rather warm yesterday with Xmas dinner and 12 bodies in there. I yanked the power for a few hours, and no problems today so far. No error messages either.
     
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    CJ

    How is it racked? Do you have any other gear on top of or underneath it?

    My AV32R runs warm most of the time but I give it plenty of ventilation. My 250x3R never seems to get too hot

    Maybe, as you say, it was a one-off yesterday, hope so
     
  6. cj

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    It has nothing on the shelf above it (glass shelf) and a DVD32 FLR below it, but maybe I could give it a little more space, as it's by far the hottest item in my rack. It was hot yesterday - one of my XBoxes also seemed to be in a bit of trouble.

    I hope it was also a one off - don't fancy 6 weeks without it until IAG decide they might repair it.
     
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    My DP always ran fairly hot (even in standby) as it only had a couple of cm clearance above it in my rack.... I then bought some rubber washers from a DIY store to act as extra spacers between the rack's columns and this has added only another cm, but made all the difference to the running temp as it's now warm, rather than hot, to the touch.
     
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    Slightly off topic but how did you get on with your faulty 100x5r amp CJ



    just checked my AV32R single proccessor these items do get fairly hot :eek:
     
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    My AV32 is always warm even in standby (anyone know why this should be).

    If you crank up the power the AV32 does run fairly hot, but the 250x3R never seems to break into a sweat.
    Caleb
     
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    The AV in standby is almost "full on" only as couple of watts less in fact..... Apparently they sound better from the start of a listening session if kept warm. Not very environmentally frendly but..... I work on the pricipal that kept warm they suffer less thermal cycling so stay reliable.... Also seems the case with DVD32R's as well.....
    The AV runs hot regardless of volume, the amp only gets hot if played at neighbour "row" volumes, I ran mine at +5dB for 8 hours during a prolonged listening test (lovely PMC OB1's) with some frends, the 250x3R really got quite warm then...... Under normal volume settings (i.e. -20dB) it is never warm....
     
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    Hi Adrian,

    repaired and running absolutely fine now :)
     
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    "Hi Alex"

    I hope you mean adrian :rotfl:
     
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    Sorry mate - posted in a hurry :blush:
     

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